MVCCT presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ 3/21-30

Everyone loves a ‘happily ever after’ story!

Mount Vernon Community Children’s  Theatre (MVCCT) presents the musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress

  March 21, 22, 28 & 29 – @7:30 pm and March 23 & 30  – @3:00 pm

  Bryant High School –  2709 Popkins Lane, in Alexandria, VA


Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.

 It made Carol Burnett a star. It’s a twist on a familiar fairy tale and, and it’s a showcase for 47 young actors representing 30 area schools.  Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, “The Princess and the Pea,” comes to the stage as a musical comedy in MVCCT’s spring production ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.

 With considerable twists on the childhood fairytale, the musical opens in a very unhappy medieval kingdom being ruled by an evil queen and a mute and powerless king. The queen knows that she’ll lose her power if her son marries and finds many creative methods of shuttling princess candidates quickly out the door.  Adding to the tale of how Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless meet and the tangled lives of the courtiers who very much want the prince to marry, are some very funny musical numbers, including “An Opening for a Princess,” “I’m Shy” and “Spanish Panic.”

Adrianna DeLorenzo (Princess Winifred) & Aiden While (Prince Dauntless). Photo by Laura Marshall.
Adrianna DeLorenzo (Princess Winifred) & Aidan While (Prince Dauntless). Photo by Laura Marshall.

 Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is a timeless tale with a spin that is as fresh and funny as everThe production is family-friendly and appropriate for most children.  It’s full of silliness, great characters, funny lyrics and even a father-son song that mimes a hilariously innocent tale of birds, bees and the stork!  You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful take on the classic Princess and the Pea.  ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is a hilarious show that is perfect for a family night out.  Everyone loves a ‘happily ever after’ story!”



To further encourage budding young artists of all genre’s, MVCCT in partnership with Zinga Frozen Yogurt in Beacon Center Mall, is hosting a ‘Princess & the Pea’ coloring contest. 

Find all of the details here

Children under 18 could win a free ticket to the show and a backstage tour to meet the cast. 

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Cast Member and Their School:

Blakeley Willson (Stratford Landing)

Grace Williams (Lyles Crouch)

Aidan White (George Washington Middle School)

Rosemarie Spollen (Walt Whitman)

Rebecca Skinner (Homeschooled)

Chloe Sinn (Stratford Landing) 

Caroline Schneider (George Washington Middle School)

Viana Schlapp (St. Mary’s)

Sabrina Sanchez (Waynewood)

Sawyer Roy (Hollin Meadows)

Emily Roddy  (St. Louis)

Hannah Roddy  (St. Louis)

MacKenzie Rivera (Fort Hunt Elementary)

Ava Regehr (Springfield Estates)

Ava Purifoy (Fort Belvoir Elementary)

Lauren O’Farrell (Stratford Landing)

Ellie Milewski (Robert E. Lee High School)

Helen Mengel (George Washington Middle School)

Maggie McClelland  (Walt Whitman)

Annabella Mason (Fort Hunt Elementary)

Denali Mason (Carl Sandburg)

Savannah Mason (Fort Hunt Elementary)

Charlie Maass  (Carl Sandburg)

Eileen Maass (Fort Hunt Elementary)

Aidan Lansburgh (Stratford Landing)

Katie King (Burgundy Farm Country Day School)

Sarah King (Burgundy Farm Country Day School)

Greg Kenney (Grace Brethren Christian School)

Olivia Holbrook (Marshall High School)

Tamzin Folz (Claremont Immersion Elementary School)

Sarah  Fleming  (St. Louis)

Juliana Dexter  (Stratford Landing)

Willa Denton (Fort Hunt Elementary)

Adrianna DeLorenzo  St. Louis

Sofia Cruz (Lane Elementary)

Grace Crawford  (St. Stephen’s/ St. Agnes School)

Helen Cooper (Maury Elementary School)

Brevan Collins (Stratford Landing)

Jordan Clark (Patrick Henry)

Elizabeth Cheney (St. Mary’s)

Emma  Carter (Burgundy Farm Country Day School)

Emma  Campbell (Stratford Landing)

Emma  Brown (Stratford Landing)

Max Bertman (Clermont)

Zenovia  Baluta (George Mason Elementary)

Rachel Baker  (Woodley Hills 

Adam Ashley (Camelot Elementary)


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