One event on August 4, 2018 at 1:30pm
One event on August 4, 2018 at 6:00pm
Join us for Merit School of Music’s production of Once Upon a Mattress! This whimsical show features students from Merit’s renowned vocal program, direction and design from some of Chicago’s preeminent theater professionals, and instrumental music by students from Merit’s Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory.
Once Upon a Mattress is a rollicking spin on the familiar classic “The Princess and The Pea.” You’ll be surprised by the contemporary themes (girl power, bullying, and self-esteem) and side-splitting shenanigans you never knew about this classic fairy tale (for instance, it wasn’t the pea that caused the princess a sleepless night). Prepare to be carried on a wave of wonderful songs and by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Merit’s production is made possible by a generous grant from Caerus Foundation, Inc. Additional support is provided by Shure Incorporated.
Once Upon a Mattress is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON EVENTBRITE (click here!).