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Once Upon A Mattress

A free musical comedy at the Miller Park Bandstand

  • Date: 07/27/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Miller Park Bandstand in Miller Park
    1020 S. Morris
    Bloomington, Illinois
  • Introduction: A musical comedy adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Princess and The Pea.

Once Upon a mattress

Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m.

FREE in Miller Park

The outdoor summer theatre tradition continues this year with Once Upon a Mattress. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Princess & The Pea. Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. His terror-of-a-wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over control of the kingdom and, in an attempt to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her special test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by the fact since Lady Larken is now expecting Sir Harry's baby. Luckily, Sir Harry is able to find an amazing princess, Winnifred the Woebegone. She instantly catches the attention of Prince Dauntless and sets out to pass the Queen's supposedly impassable sensitivity test.

To schedule an audition for Once Upon a Mattress call 309.434.2766 on or after May 15th.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the McLean County Arts Center.