Creating Once Upon a Mattress

Written by Lucas Edwards|
Video by Lucas Edwards|

This year’s musical is Once Upon A Mattress, a classic twist on the story of the princess and the pea. It was written with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and based on a book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It aired off   broadway in 1959, and has been a classic ever since. “The show is a very fun, family friendly musical comedy that was chosen because of its charm, and the availability of roles. We have one of the smallest casts ever this year, so our kids have their work cut out for them, but I am completely positive that we will give you a great show! Come out and See it!” -John Lampe

The play is March 21-24th, and the students work for three months to put together the difficult music, choreography, and acting required of a musical. Mr. Lampe directs the show, calling in help from many of the FOMM (Friends of Morgan Music) members to aid in the production. Here is a small video from our very first rehearsal!

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The cast of Once Upon a Mattress:

Thursday/Saturday Friday/Sunday.
Minstrel: Kevin Moran, Patrick McAllister
Wizard: Matt Egan, Charlie Bencivengo
Jester: Bella sicignano, Lucas Edwards
Dauntless: Chase LeMay, Mateo Zumpano
King: Ryan Driscoll, Jadan Washington
Sir Harry: Mike Iavarone, Andrew tran
Lady Larken: Shannon dobney, Amanda Lucas
Princess Winniefred: Maddi Roman, Caroline Best
Queen: Aubri Suarez, Mark Zumpano

Lady Gertrude: Emily Maertz
Lady Jazmine: Jenna Egan
Lord Howard: Seth Warner
Lady Mabelle: Karli Robertson
Lady Guenevere: Olivia Giannotti
Lady Phoebe: Catie Lamontague
Sir Christopher: Jason Hicks
Lady Morgana: Cara Morello
Sir Daniel: Chad Neri
Lady Florence: Jillian Acetta
Lady Elizabeth: Alyssa Robinson
Pageboy: Scott Acetta