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"Once Upon A Mattress" Enchants One and All !

Original post made by Lyn Napel, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park, on Mar 21, 2012

The Menlo-Atherton High School Drama Department presents the fractured fairy-tale of a Spring Musical, "Once Upon A Mattress," with live accompaniment by members of the M-A Orchestra.

This rollicking retelling of the classic "The Princess and The Pea" is set in a cursed kingdom gone Goth with a feisty princess, who insists on being called Fred.

It sings its way through twists and turns of romance, mistaken identity, a silenced king reduced to playing charades, and the plotting of a control-freak mom.

In the end you'll find yourself confronting the really big question: "Is there a prince or princess inside each of us?"

There are just three shows left this weekend, Thursday, March 22nd, Friday, March 23rd, and Saturday, March 24th, all at 7:30 PM in the M-A Performing Arts Center at Middlefield Road and Ringwood Avenue in Atherton.

This production is age-appropriate for any child unfazed by a wicked queen with long, black fingernails . . . or an unwed lady-in-waiting with an inconvenient pregnancy.

$12 Adult, $8 Student with $4 Student Special on Thursday, March 22, and $4 children under 12.

From the original Broadway Musical: Book by Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson and Marshall Barer; Music by Mary Rodgers; and Lyrics by Marshall Barer.

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on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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Photo Caption for the above photo: (L to R) Hannah Berggren plays Princess Winifred the Woebegone, Christopher Chao plays Prince Dauntless the Drab and Meredith Edwards plays a Lady-in Waiting, in a scene from "Once Upon A Mattress" taken during Opening Night, 3/16/12 by Sandy Napel.

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