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      ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Theater RED and Carroll University in Waukesha

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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   7:30 PM (on various days)

      238 N East Ave
      Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

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      ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Theater RED and Carroll University

      A Comic and Progressive Musical Retelling of the Famous Fairy Tale "The Princess and the Pea"

      Hey Nonny Nonny! Theater RED proudly announces the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS produced in collaboration with students, faculty, and alumni of Carroll University. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS tells the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. This classic fairy tale gets a modern musical reimagining in the Otteson Theatre on Carroll University's campus in November 2019.

      Theater RED's Eric Welch will direct. Mr. Welch was the recipient of the 2019 Footlights People's Choice Award for Outstanding Direction for a Musical (Professional) for Theater RED's NINE the musical, which also took home the People's Choice Award for Outstanding Musical (Professional). ONCE UPON A MATTRESS features music by Mary Rogers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. With Music Direction by Julie Johnson, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS features many well-known and hummable tunes, such as "An Opening for a Princess", "Shy", "Sensitivity", "Song of Love", and "Happily Ever After".

      "Sometimes princesses don't act like princesses." 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.

      Dates (6 performances only!): Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 22 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 PM

      Tickets: $20 General Admission (Order online at

      Location: Otteson Theatre, Carroll University, 238 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

      Getting There: The 150-seat Otteson Theatre is located on the campus of Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. Carroll University is just minutes from downtown Waukesha with ample free parking available in their spacious parking lot. Visit for directions and campus maps.

      About Carroll University Theatre Arts: The Program includes a focus on Community Partnerships with local arts organizations and a commitment to providing students with the opportunity to work alongside professional actors to provide real-world opportunities to augment classroom studies.

      About Theater RED: Theater RED produces theater in Southeastern Wisconsin. Founded in 2013, productions center on substantial roles for women (onstage and off), growth in craft for artists, collaboration within Milwaukee's performing arts community, and support for new works or brining a new approach to classic works.

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      Don't be "Shy"! Join us in November 2019!

      Cost: Payment required - 20.00

      Categories: Performing Arts

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