The Show Must go on! Flood, Power Outage won’t Stop Mount Si Drama ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!  That is how the students at Mount Si Drama Club feel and the district agrees.  Even though school was cancelled for the past two days, power is back on at the high school and the students have been given permission to continue with their plans for opening night!

Mount Si High School Drama Club presents Once Upon A Mattress this weekend!

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. It opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then a Broadway revival starring Sarah Jessica Parker, opened on December 19, 1996.

The musical received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, as well as a Best Leading Actress nomination for Carol Burnett.  The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea.

Haley Isaacs met with her MSHS drama students within the first few days of the school year to reveal what this year’s musical production would be – and everyone has been hard at work ever since.  Even this past week when hard rains and flooded roads kept many at home, the students rallied and worked together late into the night to make sure that they were presenting a top quality show.

The musical is being accompanied by live musicians rather than a recorded score, and a group of hard-working students are working along with Denise Alexander to create unbelievable time period costumes.  Students have also worked on building the set, working with make-up artists, designing posters, promoting the show, and creating tech effects with light and sound.  This is truly a student run production!

MSHS Show times are:

Thursday, December 10th thru Saturday, Dec 12th at 7PM

Saturday matinée on December 12th at 1PM

(****After the Saturday matinée, young children are invited to join the cast after the show for a meet and greet with the characters, ask questions and take photos!  (Showing up in costume is highly encouraged.)****

Tickets are $10 general public or $8 SVSD Students/Staff. You can buy tickets at the door while available, during lunch at Mount Si High School or you can pre-purchase online HERE.

If you wish to learn about the Mount Si Drama Boosters Patron Program and how you can get reserved seating while supporting the drama program, please visit their GoFundMe page.


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  • Thanks, Danna, for helping get the word out on this and such a nice article too! We all really appreciate it and hope that they will have a full auditorium to perform for!!!

  • The cast, crew and staff have done an amazing job with this show. Can’t wait to see it tonight!

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