March 20, 2014 in Washington Voices

‘Mattress’ takes the stage at CV

By The Spokesman-Review
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Emma Larson, playing Princess Winnifred, acts out a scene with Kyle Woodlief, playing Prince Dauntless, in “Once Upon A Mattress” on Friday, at Central Valley High School.
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If you go

“Once Upon a Mattress” will be performed today through Saturday, and March 26 through 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., in the theater of Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Tickets are $12 through the school business office or online at For more information, call the school at (509) 228-5100.

It’s the classic story about a princess and a pea, with production numbers and humor.

The drama department at Central Valley High School is presenting “Once Upon a Mattress,” the musical that launched the career of Carol Burnett.

Unconventional Princess Winnifred arrives in the kingdom of King Sextimus the Silent and Queen Aggrivain who have forbidden anyone in the kingdom from marrying until their son, Prince Dauntless, gets married. Dauntless and Winnifred fall in love and Aggrivain does what she can to stop the marriage.

The performance stars Landon Toth as the Minstrel, Payton Cooley as the Wizard, Joshua Spencer as the Jester, Ciara Wyckoff as Queen Aggrivain, Kyle Woodleif as Prince Dauntless, Christopher Pittella as King Sextimus the Silent, Jesen Korver as Sir Harry, Marissa Gerber as Lady Larken, Emma Larson as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, Jenna Adams as Princess No. 12, Tucker Stout as Sir Studley, Kimberly Wagstaff as Nightingale of Samarkand, Amanda Guaricso as Lady Mabelle, Kaylee Plumb as Lady Rowena, Gayle Hammersley as Lady Merrill, Ryann McKinley as Lady Lucille, Emily Boynton as Lady Helena, Kayla Lambert as Lady Beatrice, Amber Gimlen as Lady Sarah, Madison Ambriz as Lady Dorothy, Carrie Owen as the kitchen wench, Kennedi Newman as Emily the Chambermaid, Jacob Nolan as Sir Luce, Dennis Burgess as Sir Russell, Jacob Childers as Sir Michael, Henry Lorge as Sir Humphrey, JP Benson as Sir Very Tan. The Ladies of the Court are Kali Bennett, Ellin Schafer, Selena Elliot, Rachel Wight, Allison Termath, Rachel DeWitt and Briana Goss.

The technical crew is made up of Jake Lindley, Conner Kingler, Samantha Spratt, Spencer Cole, Karissa Griffiths, Madison Flint, David Stanley, Danielle Guarisco, Zacharey Brommer, Rachel Butler, Tyler Rigby, Jacob Childers, Matt Reeves and Trent Dean.

The Central Valley High School theater director is Mike Muzatko.

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