Once Upon a Mattress Spring Musical

The Columbia State Community College commercial entertainment program presents the kid-friendly version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” Friday April 12th and Saturday the 13th are the only dates for this adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s, “The Princess and the Pea.” The Broadway musical is a Rodgers & Hammerstein production, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer.

“We are delighted to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ as this year’s spring musical selection,” said Cathy Hudnall, director of the commercial entertainment program. “I think people of all ages will enjoy this romantic comedy. The kids get so excited to be able to sit near the stage, and seeing the smiles on their faces makes it all worthwhile.”

Tickets Friday are only $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under ten. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s show is a special treat as your ticket brings dessert and a drink with it from Freddie Smith’s Gourmet Desserts. Tickets for this one are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Get your tickets in advance and have the children dress up and bring a pillow for front row seating. The cast is available for meet and greet after each performance.

Both performances will take place at the Columbia State Williamson County campus at 104 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin, next to Franklin High School on Hillsboro Road. For tickets, call (615) 790-4400.

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Photo: “Once Upon a Mattress” features commercial entertainment students Maureen Maltez as Princess Winnifred; Luke Collins as Prince Dauntless; Greg Richards as Sir Harry; Alisha Hegwood as Queen Aggravain; and Taylor Beasley as Lady Larken.

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