Sunday, January 9, 2011

Announcing auditions: Once Upon a Mattress


Audition dates have been set for Once Upon a Mattress, the second production in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2010-2011 Civic Youth Theatre season.

Auditions will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17. The location has not yet been announced.

Directors Melanie R. Buchanan and Laurie Russell ask that everyone auditioning prepare a memorized comedic monologue and a verse and chorus from a Broadway-style musical. Youth interested in auditioning should call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529 to make an audition appointment.

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.

Once Upon a Mattress will open Friday, February 25 and run through Sunday, February 27.

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