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October 26, 2017


Center Stage Opens 2017-18 Season with 'Once Upon a Mattress'

Center Stage will launch its 2017-18 season with the classic musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress!" Performances will be held at 7 p.m. November 2-4 and 2 p.m. on November 5 in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10, or $5 with a TRC ID.

"'Once Upon a Mattress is a great way to launch the Center Stage season. It's fun, whimsical, a good show for the whole family," said Robert Abney, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. "I think you'll love what our cast is doing with 'Once Upon a Mattress.' They're having a ton of fun up there."

Delightful songs and side-splitting shenanigans abound in this production, a comedic retelling of The Princess and the Pea. The musical follows Princess Winnifred, who must pass an impossible test and outwit the intolerable Queen Aggravain to marry her beloved Prince Dauntless.

"Once Upon a Mattress" is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea.

Tickets are available at the Three Rivers' Student Accounts Office, the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. For more information on "Once Upon a Mattress" and other fine arts performances upcoming at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center, visit trcc.edu/tinnin.

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