PV Theater Presents: Once Upon a Mattress

PV Theater Presents: Once Upon a Mattress
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Pascack Valley High School’s theatre program is presenting the Tony award-winning musical comedy, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS March 14-16.


ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is a retelling of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” but it’s faster, funnier, and flirtier than you remember.  The royal court of the imperious Queen Aggravain (senior Keara Fernandez of River Vale) and her silent, clownish King Sextimus (sophomore Nikos DeGruccio of Hillsdale) is in distress, as no one can get married until Prince Dauntless (junior Daniel Large of River Vale) finds a wife. Determined to keep her baby boy single, the queen has been plotting with the court Sorceress (senior Amelia Moran of Hillsdale) to subject every princess who comes along to nearly-impossible tests to prove their worth.

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Just when it seems that no one will be able to pass, Winnifred the Woebegone (senior Lindsey Cooper of River Vale) arrives from the far-away marshlands. Dauntless is smitten, the Queen is aghast, and the court can’t wait to find out -- could this girl from the swamp really be the true princess they’ve been waiting for?  Also in the principal cast are sophomore Tyler Toledo of Hillsdale as the dashing Sir Harry, Elisabeth Bloom of Hillsdale as his love, Lady Larken, sophomore Kyle Towey of Hillsdale as the court’s wily Jester, and senior Kax Petkovich as the Minstrel who tells the tale. Joining them on stage are more than 40 students in the ensemble, supported by 50+ additional students on the crew and in the orchestra.


ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will run from Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16 in the Joseph Poli Auditorium of Pascack Valley High School. There will be a 7 p.m. performance nightly and a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


Tickets are $18 for adults, and $8 for students. To purchase, visit www.pvhstheatre.org or call the box office at (201) 312-4122. Tickets will also be sold at the door one hour prior to each performance.

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