Saint Martin’s presents “Once Upon a Mattress” at the State Theater
March 23, 2010
Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will
present the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” at the State Theater, 204
Fourth Avenue East, in downtown Olympia. The production will run April
9-10 and 14-17, all performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available
at the door ($10 general admission, $6 students, seniors, and military).
Tickets for the April 14 performance are pay-what-you-will.
Stage direction and choreography will be by Alice
Marinella and music direction will be by Crystal Zimmerman. The cast and
crew will be composed of Saint Martin’s students, faculty and staff as
well as actors and dancers from the Lacey/Olympia community.
A wry adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen
fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” “Once Upon a Mattress” first
opened off-Broadway in 1959, before moving to Broadway that same year.
The musical comedy features a score by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall
Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.
“For our spring show downtown at the State, we
wanted something that would be just a full-out romp,” says Saint
Martin’s theatre professor David Hlavsa. “It’s a fun show, with central
roles that just happen to be perfect for our current slate of music and
theatre students and plenty of opportunities to bring in people from the
community as well.”
For more information about this play and performance
times, please contact David Hlavsa at 360-438-4345 or
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses
located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College,
and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University