A Hilarious Twist of a Classic Fairy Tale

Missoula Community Theatre (MCT) presents “Once Upon A Mattress” January 20-29 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Teresa Waldorf (University of Montana’s School of Theatre and Dance), with music direction by Gregory Boris (MCT), and choreography by Lisa Deer (On Center Dance), this family-friendly, musical comedy is based upon Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea”—only this version is chock-full of wonderfully wacky characters performed by talented Missoula actors.

The story begins in a small, medieval kingdom where Prince Dauntless (Alex Saint) must find a wife. He has had twelve prospects thus far, but none that his mother, Queen Aggravain (Angela Billadeau), approve of. The ladies and lords of the court are personally invested in finding the prince a wife, and hopeful that the Queen will approve of the “lucky thirteenth” contender. The score by composer and writer Mary Rodgers (“Free to Be . . . You And Me,” “Freaky Friday”) and lyricist Marshall Barer (“Here I Come to Save The Day,” theme of “Mighty Mouse”) adds depth to the show through beguiling songs about royal courtship.

“Once Upon A Mattress” performances will be January 20-29 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts with an adapted performance for those living on the autism spectrum held on January 24. Ticket prices range from $10 to $21, are available by phone at (406) 728-7529, online, or in person at 200 North Adams Street, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on performance dates one hour prior to show times.

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Media Contact: Amy Farrington, publicity | (406) 728-1911

About Missoula Community Theatre
An extension project of MCT, Inc., Missoula Community Theatre provides local community members of all ages the opportunity to participate in the performing arts. On average during each community theatre season, more than 650 roles are filled by local actors, singers, dancers, musicians, technical crew, and other volunteers.