YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA
PRESENTs

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
in Concert

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I want some happily ever after to happen to me!
— Princess Winnifred

Synopsis

The Princess and the Pea (1911) - Edmund Dulac

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 Mary Rodgers (daughter of Richard Rodgers), 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 celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019, as well as that of the Broadway debut of its star, the original Princess Winnifred, Carol Burnett.

Our production will feature the original 1959 symphonic orchestrations by the one and only Hershy Kay.


Tickets

Join Princess Winnifred the Woebegone and Prince Dauntless the Drab, Queen Aggravain and King Sextimus the Silent, and Lady Larkin and Prince Harry, as we fall in love with this brilliant retelling of this classic fairy tale!


When & Where

TWO PERFORMANCES!

Sunday, October 27, 2019
4:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Dekelboum Concert Hall
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

Tickets: $18-28

FREE Parking in Lot 1b.  
For directions and parking information at The Clarice, click here.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
6:00pm

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Millennium Stage
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Admission is free.

Garage parking available for a fee.
For directions and parking information at The Kennedy Center, click here.

 

 


Featuring

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Featuring over 140 young artists of the
YAAOrchestra, YAACompany, & YAAjunior.

Including the original 1959 symphonic orchestrations by Hershy Kay.


Artistic Staff

ROBERT AUBRY DAVIS  (WETA/SiriusXM)

Carol Burnett, Special Video Introduction

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Leyane Dempsey, Narrator & Stage Director

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Kristofer Sanz, Conductor

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Rolando Sanz, Producer and Vocal Director


Concert Poster

(Click on image at right to download PDF)

 

CLICK HERE to download Concert Poster.