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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:57 PM

St. John’s High School will present “Once Upon a Mattress” at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday in the Robert A. Arnzen gymnasium. Tickets are available by calling 419-692-5371. General admission tickets and reserved seating are available both nights. Above is the cast. “Once Upon a mattress” is based on the story “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen. The book was written by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. In this story, a love-sick nobleman seeking to marry his sweetheart does his best to find his ruling prince a suitable bride so that he himself may wed. No one in Prince Dauntless’s kingdom is permitted to marry until the prince himself exchanges vows — a problem hindered by the fact that the prince’s overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain, has thus far thwarted all efforts to marry her son. This does not sit well with the honorable Sir Harry, a man whose heart longs to wed the fair Lady Larken, and after a long and arduous journey specifically designed to find the prince a bride, Sir Harry returns to his kingdom to present Princess Winnifred of the swamps. Immediately stricken by the princess, Prince Dauntless sets into motion plans for a lavish wedding as his scheming mother cooks up a test that’s sure to send his marital plans awry. The St. John’s production features a cast of 30 students grades 8-12. The musical is directed by Susie Slawinski, St. John’s choir director.


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