Once Upon a Mattress is on its way!
This year's first musical begins November 16th and is performing until November 20th. The show starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. in MVHS's Grande Theater. Tickets are $5 pre-sale at the financial office and $7 at the door.
Julie Fletcher, who is playing Lady Larken, gave theatergoers some insight about the show. She said, “Wisconsin would be jealous of how cheesy this is.”
Breelyn Cardon, who is playing Princess Winnefred, told me that this show has “comedy for everyone.” She also said that her favorite part of this show is to “see how much the audience enjoys it.”
The show is filled with “cheesy romance” and is very funny. Once Upon a Mattress is based off of the Princess and the Pea. Mr. Criman has said that they are putting a twist on this show, but that you will have to go see it to find out what that is. This show is not your typical Once Upon a Mattress.
I have been watching how their rehearsals are going and I am quite impressed. it seems like everyone is having such a great time and enjoys the fun and very diverse music. They are working very hard to make this show great.
This is Jared Lemen's first time acting in a musical. He plays King Sextimus and said that being in this show has been “stressful, but a good experience.”
Hans Magleby interviewed the stage manager, junior Katie Jefferys, and got her opinion of how this show is going and why everyone should all see it.
Katie said that “the cast is doing such a great job overall. They are really working hard to memorize their lines, the songs, and the blocking of the scenes. I really love working with this cast. The set is such a great set and it's taking a lot of work. It is a two story set and everyone is loving it. This cast is one of the best casts I've worked with”.
Here is the Cast:
Minstrel ー Makenna Johnson
Princess Winnefred ー Breelyn Cardon
Princess #2 ー Melissa Ogden
Lady Larken ー Julie Fletcher
Queen Aggravain ー Hannah Tessen
1st Lady-in-Waiting ー Emily Bettridge
2nd Lady-in-Waiting ー Grace Eyestone
3rd Lady-in Waiting ー Morgan Wilcock
Emily (The Maid) ー Emily McKell
Lady Mabelle ー Pomai Betham
Jester ー Dani Chun
Prince Dauntless ー Joseph Felix
King Seximus ー Jared Lemen
Sir Studley ー Dakoda Burningham
Sir Harry ー Haden Leavitt
Wizard ー Aidan Fisher
Sir Luce ー Nathan Wood
1st Knight ー Nick Kretschmer
2nd Knight ー Kent Harris
3rd Knight ー Jared Wise
Ladies of the Ball: Emma Patterson, Katrina Furr, Porche Powell, Aubrey Romrell, Sarah Toby, Melissa Ogden, Tiana Makin
Men of the Ball: Griffin Asplund, Michael La Mar, Mathias Mitchell, Parker Smith, Davey Hurst, Caleb Gillings, Ben Hair
Servants: Rachel Golightly, Kaely Hope, Bailey DeJong, Ruth Patterson