Once Upon A Mattress

28 Nov

On December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the American School of Kuwait presents the fall musical, Once Upon a Mattress. This musical tells the story of the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea with some surprising twists. Queen Aggravain (who’s as bad as her name sounds) has declared that no one in the kingdom may marry until her precious, fully-grown-baby boy, Prince Dauntless, finds a suitable princess to marry.  Of course, no princess can pass her impossible tests.  When the noble Sir Harry goes on a quest to find a true princess, the girl he brings back doesn’t seem like your typical princess, but her charisma and personality quickly capture the heart of Prince Dauntless and the rest of the royal court too.

This musical showcases a range of talented ASK students with a large cast of talented actors, singers, and dancers. Kate Touhill is hilarious as the evil Queen Aggravain.  James Segerstrom, who you may remember as the menacing murderer in last spring’s Arsenic and Old Lace shows his flexibility as he plays a sweet and mousy Prince Dauntless the Drab.  In the role of Princess Winnifred, we’re pleased to feature Maryam Al-Murad, an absolute vocal powerhouse. Ishani Majumdar lends a bluesy vocal styling to the role of the Minstrel, and Tala Al-Ghusain and Faisal Qabazard shine in their sweet duets as Lady Larken and Sir Harry. And these are just some of the note-worthy performances from our highly talented cast.

Please make plans to attend this crazy, mixed-up fairy tale musical with your whole family. Advance sale tickets may be purchased for 1.5KD at ASK’s business office or for 2KD at the time of the performance.

Performances dates and times:

Wednesday, December 1st 6:00pm

Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00pm

Friday, December 3rd, 1:00pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. We try to start our performances promptly on time, so please arrive early as latecomers will not be seated until the scene changes.

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