Getting To Know... Once Upon A Mattress

Whitinsville Christian School
279 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville, MA
  • Music by Mary Rodgers
  • Lyrics by Marshall Barer
  • Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
  • Adaptation by Tom Briggs and Timothy Allen McDonald
  • Original Orchestration by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck and Carroll Huxley
  • Musical Preparation by John Higgins
  • Adaptation and support materials developed by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

A romantic, hilarious and melodic spin on the classic story of “The Princess and The Pea.”

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess the sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic, and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

We are fortunate to benefit from the generosity of the Part Time Players, a non-profit theater group from Worcester who share their expertise and theater skills with us. Their participation has been a mutually enriching experience.

We are especially grateful for the dedicated volunteers who give their time and share their skills to support the participation of all cast and workshop actors. To members of the greater community, family, friends and our loyal supportive audiences, you are all part of the Stepping Stone Community Theater family.