Tickets for the Webster City Community Theatre summer musical production of "Once Upon a Mattress," based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale, "The Princess and the Pea," will go on sale Saturday at the theater box office.
Performances are scheduled for July 11, 12, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on July 15 and 22. There is no performance on July 13 in support of the Hamilton County Relay for Life.
The box office is open from 5 to 7 p.m. weeknights, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $10 each.
Queen Aggravaine, played by Barbara Flowerday, and her wizard, portrayed by Jim Stafford, devise a difficult, nearly impossible test to determine if Winifred the Woebegone is actually genuine princess. The characters are part of the Webster City Community Theatre summer musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.'
Half-price tickets will be available for opening night on July 11. General seating tickets will go on sale at the door at 5 p.m. Discounted tickets can not be reserved in advance, according to theater officials. For more information, call the box office at 832-4456.
An encore performance will be presented on July 24 at 6:30 p.m, for RAGBRAI. Tickets are $10.
A true princess
Once upon a time in a very small kingdom, no one is allowed to marry until Prince Dauntless, portrayed by Jordan LeClere, is wed. The knights and ladies-in-waiting are tired of waiting. King Sextimus the Silent, played by Al Yungclas, doesn't have much to say about it, but Queen Aggravain, played by Barbara Flowerday, insists the bride must be a true princess.
Winifred the Woebegone (Liz Crimmins) arrives and is put through an unreasonable test by the queen and the wizard, played by Jim Stafford. Meanwhile, Sir Harry (Jim Crimmins) and Lady Larken (Caitie Peterson) are also anxious to marry.
Other cast members include David Borer as the Minstrel; Ken Theobald as the Jester; Peter Amstalden, Chase Huber, Pat Powers, Mike Peterson, Don Zompa and Paul Wagner as the knights; Erin Trampel, Allison Bailey, Abby Sturtevant, Mara Borer, Maren Borer, Lily Goettsch, Stephanie Hill and Karin Yungclas as the ladies-in-waiting; Gianna Borer and Gemma Borer are the nightingales.
The play is being directed by Alex Westrum with assistance from music directors Donna Foster and Crystal Gordon and choreographer JoAnna Holt Mischler.