Prep’s Middle School Musical Theater class will present “Once Upon a Mattress” on May 15th at 7:30 pm and on May 16th at 2 pm in Driscoll Auditorium. Tickets are $3 and will be available at the door prior to each performance.
The musical comedy is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” and first opened on Broadway in the late 1950s. The production marked the stage debut of Carol Burnett and both the musical and Burnett were nominated for Tony Awards. A Broadway revival starring Sarah Jessica Parker opened in 1996 and ran for 188 performances. The production was nominated for the 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.