PICTURE: Prince Dauntless the Drab (played by Tyler Slack of Short Tract) and Princess Winifred the Woebegone (played by Jessie Tyson of Houghton)
The Town Theatre of Short Tract will present Once Upon a Mattress, a musical comedy based on the story The Princess and the Pea on July 16, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fillmore Central School auditorium.
This production of Once Upon a Mattress is a revival for the Town Theatre, since they first presented it in 1991 as their second summer musical. Since that time, the community theater group has performed musicals such as The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, and Hello Dolly. This 2015 production of Once Upon a Mattress will be the group's 23rd summer musical. The Town Theatre also performs dinner theaters during the winter months.
Three of the actors from the original 1991 production of Once Upon a Mattress are also part of the current production. The rest of the cast includes many veteran Town Theatre actors, as well as several welcome newcomers. The cast hail from surrounding towns, including Short Tract, Fillmore, Houghton, Nunda, and Wellsville. Dr. Dawn Bennett – founder of The Town Theatre of Short Tract – directed the original production of Once Upon a Mattress and is again directing this production.
Tickets are $10 ($8 for Seniors). A special $25 family rate is available on Thursday night only. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
More information can be found on the Town Theatre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sttowntheater