Once Upon a Mattress

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 Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful 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.


Minstrel – Tyrone Wesley

King Sextimus – Patrick Kelly

Queen Aggravain – Jean Deltgen

Prince Dauntless – Richard Schneider

Wizard – Laureen L. Panek

Jester – Justin D. Deehr

Lady Larkin – Diane Klingeisen

Sir Harry – Joe Feustel

Princess Winnifred – Kathel Carlson

Knights & Ladies-in-Waiting – Scott D. Conant, Jo Ann Marie Dommisse, Ruth Hering, Kevin Horne, Sandra Kasten, Ramona Maala, Noreen Offerman, Morgan Rebbekka, Michael N Reinl, Mary Saemann, Beth Seymour, Mitchell Sternard

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Musical Director: Wayne Wildman

Choreographer: Sherry Kunde

Stage Manager: Julie Leutgeweger

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Master Electrician: Ron Bauman

Sound Design: Carl Vollrath, Marty Peck

Properties: Betty Segor, Lynne Zimmermann

Special Prop Construction: Phil Segor

Elevator Operator: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Dance Captain: Norren Offerman

Rehearsal Pianist: Dan Ognavic

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Production Photographer: Gene Schuttey


Conductor/ Keyboard: Wayne Wildman

Flute: Mary Gerbig

Bass Clarinet: Penny Paiser

Oboe & Clarinet: Jeff Kolar

Bass: Andrew Block