Once Upon a Mattress

Baldwin High School Performing Arts Learning Center (PALC) and Baldwin Theatre Guild presents our Annual Spring Musical, “Once Upon A Mattress”

photo credit: JACK GRACE

Music by Mary Rodgers Lyrics by Marshall Barer Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller

Director: Linda Carnevale
Musical Director: Tana Larson
Choreographer: Dejah Padon
Orchestra Conductor: Stephen Rodrigues

When: March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 TWO WEEKENDS ONLY !!!!

Times: 7:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays
2:00 pm matinee Sundays and Saturday, March 10

Where: Baldwin Auditorium on the Baldwin High School Campus
1650 W. Ka’ahumanu Avenue, Wailuku, HI 96793

Ticket prices: Adults: $12.00, Seniors Citizens $10.00,
Students $7.00 (age 12-17), Child $5.00 (age 11 and under)
*There are no reservations. Box office opens 45min. before show time. Seating begins at 6:30.

In a faraway kingdom long ago, a curse was cast, the King– was unable to speak. The Queen, his pushy mean wife, has taken over control of the kingdom. However, even more importantly, in an attempt to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, single (so she is the only one he loves and trusts) she has decreed that only the princess that can pass HER test may marry her son. AND to add more to the ruling… no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. All the ladies-in-waiting have been “waiting and waiting AND waiting.”
The knight, Sir Harry, decides he is going to find a princess for Dauntless so he can marry his “pregnant” lady-in-waiting, Lady Larken. He succeeds and is able to find an amazing princess from the swamps of the marshland, Winnifred; who swims “the moat” when arriving at the castle. Prince Dauntless likes her immediately and begs his mother to “let me marry her.” Agreeing he can marry her if she passes a test on “sensitivity” -which ends up being impossible to pass….or is it? Will the princess pass the test? Will the prince get married? Will the king ever speak again? This is a fun, silly, musical of the retelling of “The Princess and the Pea.” Catchy songs, energetic dances, and colorful costumes make this musical a smashing hit!