Once Upon a Mattress

Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer.
Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer.

Our cast:

Queen Aggravain – Maggie Gallagher
King Sextimus – Scott Icenhower
MattressDancingGroupPrince Dauntless – Matt Weddle
Princess Winnifred – Kelly Flick
Lady Larken – Ally Austin
Sir Harry – Joe Boles
Minstrel – Matthew Morris
Jester – Jeremy Kuhn
Wizard – Jordan Googe
Princess #12 – Alyson Waller
Lady Rowena – Robin Raines
Lady Lucille – Chris HughesMattressGroup
Lady Merrill – Kirstyn Waller
Lady Mabelle – Safiya High
Lady H – Kirstyn Waller
Lady R – Hailey Lewis
Lady Beatrice – Kirstyn Waller
Kitchen Wench – Kirstyn Waller
Emily – Judith Gillis
GroupwithMattressNightingale of Samarkand – Hailey Lewis
1st Lady – Judith Gillis
2nd Lady – Judith Gillis
3rd Lady – Kirstyn Waller
Sir Studley – James Shover
Sir Luce – Michael Ward
Sir Harold – Calvin Raines
1st Knight – Calvin Raines
2nd Knight – Kenny Gaylord
3rd Knight – Charlie Waller


June 18-20, 24-27, 2010

About the show:

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night?

Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

About our director:

Katie Jo 2009 edit

Katie Jo Icenhower has a degree in musical theatre with additional drama studies in London. After school, she performed professionally around the country only to realize (like Dorothy) that there is no place like home. Locally, she has acted, directed and choreographed both professionally and with numerous community theatres.

So, what does she do for a living? She’s a real estate agent with Leap Realty. “Real estate allows me to do theatre. Recently, however, it’s been the other way around. Still, I love what I do in both worlds. This will be my third time directing a KLT show. When KLT called me about directing Once Upon A Mattress with them, I didn’t have to sleep on it because for me, it’s a dream job.”