Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress by PGLT at the Bowie Playhouse, May 2 & 4
Prince George’s Little Theatre Announces Auditions for
Once Upon a Mattress
“Once Upon a Mattress”, A Musical Comedy, Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, will be PGLT’s first production of the 2015-16 season. It will be directed by Frank Pasqualino and produced by Jenna Jones Paradis.
Auditions for “Once upon a Mattress” will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am – 12 noon, and Monday, May 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Bowie Playhouse (our performance space) in Bowie MD.
Location: White Marsh Park on Rt. 3 in Bowie, MD – 16500 White Marsh Park, Bowie, MD 20715 (directions)
Auditionees will be asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, prepare 16-32 bars of light Broadway musical song (unaccompanied), be prepared to go through a few dance steps, and provide all conflict dates between May and September, 2015.
Call backs will be Tuesday, May 5 at the New Carrollton Municipal Building (our rehearsal space) from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Address: 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, MD 20784 (directions)
First read through will be on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the New Carrollton Municipal Building. Rehearsal dates will be determined.
The production will run for eight performances from Friday, September 11 through Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Bowie Playhouse.
Synopsis: Once Upon A Time – a long, long time ago, there lived the mute King Sextimus, his wife, Queen Aggravain and their son, Prince Dauntless the Drab. Their kingdom suffers a curse – Sextimus shall remain mute until “the mouse has devoured the hawk.” To make matters worse, the Queen has decreed that no one may marry until a suitable Princess has been found for her darling son, which is a big problem for Sir Harry and Lady Larken, who must get married soon as they are expecting a baby.
Since all females in the kingdom are declared unsuitable by the Queen, Sir Harry leaves the kingdom on a quest to find Dauntless a bride. He finally arrives with Princess Winnifred or “Fred” who hails from the swamps and swims the moat to meet the Prince. While she enchants Dauntless, the Queen finds Fred totally unacceptable as a daughter-in-law. With the help of her confidante, the Wizard, she sets up a seemingly impossible test; Fred must sleep on twenty mattresses under which a single pea is placed. If she is truly a Princess, her sensitivity will not allow her rest. Will Fred pass the test? Will Larken and Harry finally be allowed to marry? Find out in this funny fractured fairy tale where you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover…. Or mattresses by them either!