Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2005

It’s play time again for BCCT group

June 16, 2005

Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravian, has taken over control of the kingdom. Most importantly, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does.

Want to know more? Come to Baldwin City Community Theatre's production of Once Upon A Mattress.

"Once Upon A Mattress is the classic Broadway retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea," said Todd Burd, director for this year's production, who is choral director at Gardner High School. "Fun plot, lots of laughs, great music -- it's a show that will please all ages."

This year's cast includes some familiar faces from the community including Annette and Chris Cook, Matt Keller, Adam Canterbury, Jody Drum, Gabriel Murphy and a wide array talent coming from the Gardner, Lawrence and Overland Park areas. Mary Baker returns as musical director for the show.

Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m. is full dress rehearsal and senior citizens are invited to attend at no charge.

"This is a great way for the cast to get a feel for doing the show with an audience," said Burd.

The actual show runs June 28, 29 and 30 and July 1 and 2. All evening performances begin at 8 p.m. and will be held in the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium, 400 Eisenhower. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m., July 3.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from cast members, Baldwin State Bank and Gardner National Bank. Tickets also go on sale an hour before each performance.

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