Once Upon a Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

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.

Show Dates:

Friday, November 16 at 7:00

Saturday, November 17 at 7:00

Sunday, November 18th at 2:00

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8.00 for students.

Online ticket sales are all $10.00 (plus a small processing fee).

Central Theater Boosters' Mission Statement:

The mission of the Central High School Theater Boosters is to ensure the on-going production of Central High School theater arts performances through marketing and fundraising, for the benefit of all Central High School students and the city of St. Paul.


  • Establish marketing and fundraising activities, in consultation with the CHS Director of Theater Arts.
  • Organize and execute fundraising activities in partnership with the CHS Director of Theater Arts and student leaders from the CHS drama club board.
  • Provide mentorship and support to the CHS Drama Club student board.
  • Provide volunteer support for theatrical productions.

St. Paul Central High School

275 Lexington Parkway North

St. Paul, MN 55102