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Once Upon A Mattress
a Musical Comedy
by Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller, Music by Mary Rodgers

COMPANY : Big Top Productions
VENUE : Cobb Playhouse and Studio [WEBSITE]
ID# 741

SHOWING : June 13, 2003 - June 29, 2003



This modern day fairy tale follows poor Prince Dauntless, who's still a bachelor thanks to his overbearing mother, a shrew who insists that each of his potential brides-to-be pass an impossible gauntlet of tests. 12 candidates have already failed!. Will they live "Happily Ever After" or
will there still be an "Opening for A Princess"?

Cast Robert Hadaway
lights Andy Leach
Costume Designer S. E. Watts
Queen Danita Charles
Knight Nicholas Crawley
Lady in Waiting Stephanie Friedman
Jester Christopher Hines
Lady in Waiting Melissa Manning
Lady Larkin Hannah Moss
Winnifred Olivia Prawdzik
Choreographer Olivia Prawdzik
Knight Matt Reynolds
Lady in Waiting Jolene Shaffer
Sir Harry David Short
Minstrel Dennis Shuman
Dauntless Scott Simmons
Lady Maybelle Jennifer Simmons
King Sam Smith
Knight Ralph Stinehelfer
Wizard Bob Winstead
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different opinion perhaps
by Angelique
Monday, February 2, 2004
Perhaps I am just an artistic urbanite, but this show excited me minimally. I found the acting to be over-done, the overall theme to be... for lack of a better word, corney! Perhaps I shouldn't expect so much from a community company... [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
What gives by hopalong
Why did you wait 7 months to post a review of this show?
There could be several reasons by Okely Dokely
Maybe Angelique didn't know about this site until now, and so she decided to go back and review a show she saw a while ago. I've thought about doing that with shows I've seen that are long past.
Great Time at the Castle
by Molly
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
I really enjoyed this production. Although I was familiar with the story and the music, I had never seen this show on the stage before. It was very well directed by Rob Hadaway. Danita Charles as the Queen and Scott Simmons as Dauntless stole the show in their respective parts. It was definitely well worth the cost of the ticket. The only minor drawback was that it would have been fun to see this production performed in a larger venue where even more could have been done with it. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Would give it a 4.5 if possible
by jamsinclairkraft
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Really funny show, the room was kind of wierd and there was a slight echo but the overall show we really liked. Very bright colored set and costumes, made it almost kid-like but there was enough adult humor to keep it interesting too.

The queen was very funny with her overly dramatic faces and loud voice, the rest of the cast did great too. We were surprised by some of the dancing and -real- magic in the show! Very cool...definitely some of the better community theatre in town, thankfully not very expensive either, it made it very much worth it. I would recommend to lots of friends! Go see it if you're in the area or it's worth the trip I think! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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