March 11 – May 1, 2022
Once Upon a Mattress
Musicby Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by Landree Fleming
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
Choreography by Jenna Schoppe
Production team: Mara Ishihara Zinky (Scenic Designer), Uriel Gómez (Costume Designer), Piper Kirchhofer (Lighting Designer), Rick Sims (Sound Designer), Props Designer (Rowan Doe), Evan Tyrone Martin (Asst. Director), J Alan (Asst. Choreographer), Nicholas Reinhart (Production Manager), Jayce Lewis (Stage Manager), Amy Rappa (Asst. Stage Manager), Macy Kloville (Audio Engineer).
Featuring: J Alan, Michael M. Ashford, August Forman, Andrew Fortman, Sonia Goldberg, Parker Guidry, Michael Metcalf, Sarah J. Patin, Nathe Rowbotham, Peter Ruger, Anne Sheridan Smith, Laura Sportiello, Jasmine Lacy Young, Freyja Goldstein, Thomas Tong.
“One of the chief thrills of a Theo Ubique musical is that the company brings implausibly large productions into its intimate cabaret space. Another thrill is that the company routinely fills its shows with stellar musical talent.”
Ted Fishman, New City Stage
“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the musical and dramatic talent of this diverse cast.”
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review)
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans.
This production is sponsored, in part, by The Saints