Port Washington Play Troupe auditions for Once Upon A Mattress, music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson. Play Troupe Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 community theater company which produces amateur theater events.
Directed by Brian E. Long, Musical Direction by David Barnett.
Audition applications at www.portwashingtonplaytroupe.com. Performance Dates July 22-24 & July 29-31 at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, at Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story: Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak so his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravian, has taken over control of the kingdom. In an attempt to keep her ‘mama’s-type-boy’ Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Furthermore, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since Lady Larken is now pregnant with Sir Harry's baby. After princess number #12 fails to pass the queen’s test, Sir Harry goes in search of another candidate and luckily finds an amazing princess-Winnifred the Woebegone “Fred.” She instantly catches the attention of Prince Dauntless, and in the end, is able to pass the Queen's supposedly impassable sensitivity test (a pea under a mattress). When the Queen still tries to prevent the Prince Dauntless from marrying, he tells her to 'shut up' which ends up breaking the curse on the king. Now able to speak, King Sextimus regains his rightful position as leader of the kingdom, and all is well.