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St. Robert School Opens Production of 'Once Upon a Mattress' Thursday

Find out if the prince and princess will live happily ever after when St. Robert School presents the musical comedy this Thursday through Saturday.

Find out if the prince and princess will live happily ever after when presents "Once Upon A Mattress," a musical comedy based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." The play runs Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium, 2200 E. Capitol Dr.

Led by director Elaine Parsons Herro and musical director Elna Hickson, the middle school students will bring the world of Prince Dauntless alive. In this adaption, Queen Aggravain has decreed that only the princess who can pass her impossible test may marry her son, and no one else in the land can marry until the Prince does.

Lovesick nobleman Sir Harry can't wait that long to marry his beloved Lady Larkin, so he sets off to find the prince a suitable bride. The result? It's love at first sight when the prince meets Princess Winnifred from the swamps.

If Princess “Fred” can pass the queen's hardest challenge yet, the prince will finally marry. It's merriment and mischief in the castle as everyone wonders; will the prince finally have his happily ever after?

The performance culminates months of preparation and practice for dozens of middle school students. In addition to perfecting their onstage performance, students worked hands-on to create costumes, sets and props and will also handle lighting and sound during the show. 

Ticket prices are $3 for students and $6 for adults. Children under the age of 3 and sitting on a parent's lap do not require a ticket. Ticket order forms are available in the St. Robert Parish office or the School office, or online at www.strobert.org/school. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for any performance. For more information visit, www.strobert.org/school or contact SRmusical@aol.com.

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