Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the whimsical musical Once Upon a Mattress on October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. With Music by Mary Rodgers, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, and Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Once Upon a Mattress turns the story of The Princess and the Pea on its head. Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab, or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or did you know that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. The cast includes seniors Janais Axelrod, Jessica Cooper, Isaac Guzofski, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Arianna Jones; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Courtney Snow, and Julia Sommers; and freshmen Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Ian Gollihur, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Logan Morton, Olivia Roach and Madison Rollins. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with choreography by Kolby Hume and musical direction by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and will be available after October 19 by calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or at the main office before or after school. Hope to see you there.