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Once Upon a Mattress

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

July 18-27, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre

125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204
For Once Upon a Mattress, please use door entrance #17, directly next to the main entrance. Parking is free. Patrons needing wheelchair seating, ramps and elevator use must call the box office in advance: (703) 548-1154. Wheelchair accessible parking is available at the community center entrance at 3501 S. 2nd St. Arlington, VA 22204.

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! 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 that, in fact it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, 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.


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