The Hanover Arts & Activities Center, in partnership with the Hanover Tavern, is sponsoring its eighth musical theatre production this summer. “Once Upon a Mattress” performances are scheduled for Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 28 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at the historical Hanover Tavern. The Tavern is also home to Virginia Repertory Theatre (Va Rep).
Come see talented Hanover County students of all ages perform in this musical comedy! Students from Hanover, Patrick Henry, Lee-Davis, Liberty Middle, Chickahominy Middle, and most of the county’s elementary schools will “wow” you with their singing, dancing and acting skills.
In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” Queen Aggravain has ruled that no one may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred (“Fred” to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King and the Jester, isn’t going to be quite so easy to get rid of.
Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. For tickets, please call (804) 640-4674 or email Julieohanley@gmail.com. For more information, please visit www.hanoverarts.org or call (804) 798-2728.
All proceeds benefit the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote arts, education and community building.