Hoopeston Area High School Drama Club will be presenting their spring musical “Once Upon a Mattress.”  This production will be presented on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd  at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, Senior Citizens and children 5 and under are free.

Once Upon A Mattress is based on the famous fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus (Jaren West) is unable to speak and Queen Aggravain (Autumn Layden) has ruled that no one may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless (Will Franke) marries.   However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along. She has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. When Sir Harry (Nick Brown) and Lady Larken (Maya Webber) learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred (Katie Weston). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, the Jester (Jacob Nunn), isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. 

Others in this show include: Ashley Morgan, Elizabeth Samet, Adrienne Houmes, Juliana Layden, Mattie Drayer, Karsen Root, Sarah Houmes, Hanna Zayas, Haley Lane, Cody Miller, Reice Clingenpeel, Raven Rutherford, Destiny Nedohin, Hunter Clingenpeel, and Dylan-Lee Judy.This show is directed by Diana Judy and the Vocal Director is Rochelle Morgeson.  The Pit Director for this show is Patrick Brooks.  Pit Members for this production are: Kamie Kuhles, Flute, Savannah Miller, Flute, Lauren Linares, Oboe, Laney Runge, Clarinet, Hannah Bell, Clarinet, Gage Glotzbach, Alto Sax, Maya Cornelius, Alto Sax, Alejandra Limon, Bari Sax, Megan Schmid, Trumpet, Skyler Miller, Trumpet, Angelina Limon, Euphonium, Luis Lugo, Tuba, Katie Lister, Percussion.








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Anything Goes

Performed spring 2010

Wizard of Oz

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Performed spring 2009


Performed spring 2013

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Performed spring 2008


Performed spring 2012

My Fair Lady

Performed spring 2007


Performed spring 2011

Bye Bye Birdie

Performed spring 2006