Once Upon A Mattress

Arts & CultureTheatre



Kids & FamilyPerformance

Family Event, Reservations or Tickets Required, and All Ages

  • When: Friday, Apr. 20, 2018, 7:00 PM -
    Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018, 2:30 PM

  • Where: Rome High School

  • Location: 1000 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Rome, GA 30161

  • Price: $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

  • Host: Rome Highs School Drama Department

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Rome High School proudly presents “Once Upon a Mattress” April 20-22 at the Rome High School auditorium. Doors will open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., with show time at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m., and doors open at 2 p.m. “Once Upon a Mattress” features music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer, and is based on the book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer. The classic Broadway musical adaptation finds its roots in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.” The story follows the woes of a fictitious medieval kingdom caught in a debacle when an unfair queen decrees it illegal for her citizens to marry. Only when her son, the Prince Dauntless, finds true love and ties the knot may other citizens also unite in matrimony. The kingdom’s luck begins to change with the arrival of swamp-born Princess Winnifred, who is intent on winning the prince’s hand in marriage. What happens next involves the queen’s hilarious pursuits to keep her son a bachelor, involving wild dancing, melodrama, outrageous tests of strength, 20 mattresses and a pea.


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