By: Kristen Hegel
The Fort Mill High School Choral Department is proud to present Once upon a Mattress, a musical comedy based on the fairy tale The Princess and Pea. The play is set in an imaginary kingdom in the 1400’s and will feature multiple musical numbers, including a pantomime singing performance.
The play has everything a fairy tale should have; an evil queen, played by Senior Jenna Stewart, a king, played by Sophomore Quinn McKemey, a handsome prince, played by Junior Nick Rash, and a princess, played by Senior Haleigh Killebrew.
The story is narrated by a minstrel, played by Junior Grant Zavitkovsky. By the queen’s order, no citizen in the kingdom is allowed to get married until the prince finds a wife. When a suitable wife arrives, the queen and a wizard, played by Senior Austin Earnest, create a test that the girl must pass. If the princess is unable to sleep on 20 downy mattresses stacked on top of a pea, then she is sensitive enough to marry the king.
Director Michael Dove says, “You don’t want to miss the joyful ending of this delightful fairy tale.” The dates of the play are November 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 13, a matinee will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for students and $15.00 for adults.
Like all of Fort Mill’s previous shows, this year’s play is sure to be entertaining and fun for everyone. So come out in November to support our Choral Department and their fall production of Once upon a Mattress.