‘Once Upon a Mattress’ provides lively entertainment

By: 
Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

The cast of New Prague High School’s fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress” take time for a group photo before their Sunday, Nov. 16, practice. Shows for the comedic version of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” begin this Friday, Nov. 22, at the high school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher photo)

This Friday, Nov. 22, New Prague High School students begin their run of shows for the fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” A comedic take on the fairytale “The Princess and the Pea,” it includes incredible songs that are romantic, but also those that are hilarious.

Performances will be over two weekends at the high school auditorium, 221 12th St. NE. There are 7:30 p.m. shows on Friday, Nov. 22, Saturday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 30, plus two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.

Audiences expecting a shy and demure character in Princess Winnifred will be in for a surprise. The princess, who doesn’t mind being called Fred, ends up swimming a moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab.

Senior Becca Walsh, who plays the slightly unorthodox Fred, said that is her favorite scene. “It’s the first time we...

To see more on this story pick up the November 21, 2019 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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