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"Once Upon a Mattress," with live music, opens Friday, March 22, at Daytona Playhouse and continues through April 7.
Director Zeina Salame and musical director Benjamin Beck with a merry band of actors, singers, dancers, and musicians recreate the magic and mayhem of "Once Upon a Mattress."
Set in a fictional kingdom, this grown up fairy tale has an evil queen who takes "smother love" to a whole new level to prevent her son from marrying. "No one in the land may wed 'till Dauntless shares his wedding bed" and she devises a series of impossible tests for any princess who vies for the dubious honor. Enter candidate lucky 13, Princess Winnifred, from the swamps, who charms Prince Dauntless, mute King Seximus, Sir Harry and his pregnant love Lady Larkin and all the other citizens stymied by the law.
The Daytona Playhouse cast includes Chelsea Jo Conard as Princess "Fred" with Steven Cork, Amy Darden, Joe Fister, Brendan Fogarty, Victor Hernandez, JJ Hutchinson, Marty Labbe Carly McGrane, Alexa Miles,Patrick Moffett, Krystina Nelson, Joey Nieves, Michael Osowski, Sarah Taylor, Dwayne Williams and Ashley Williamson.
To reserve seats, call (386) 255-2431 from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday or two hours before a scheduled performance. Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. on March 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, April 5, 6 and 2 p.m. on Sundays, March 24, 31 and April 7. Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors 55 and older and $10 for 18 and younger.
For more information, visit DaytonaPlayhouse.org.