Pope John Musical To Take Stage In April

Students at Pope John are preparing for the school’s 47th annual musical on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Long-time musical followers and alumni may remember the 1974 and 1989 productions of “Once Upon a Mattress.”  This fun and zany fairy-tale will again come alive on the St. Boniface stage, featuring a variety of talented cast and crew members.
“Once Upon a Mattress” tells the story of the well-known fairy-tale, The Princess and the Pea.  However, the minstrel telling the story recounts the tale a little differently than you might remember!  King Sextimus has been struck mute due to an unfortunate curse, and his controlling wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over the kingdom.  In order to ensure her reign will continue, she has decreed that every princess vying for her son’s hand in marriage must pass a test.  No one else in the kingdom can marry until Prince Dauntless is wed.  The knights and ladies in the kingdom, led by Lady Larken and Sir Harry set out to find a princess who can pass the test.  Their hope is heightened when Winnifred the Woebegone arrives at the castle.  A jester and wizard round out the cast of characters.  Join the entire kingdom as they wait to see if Princess “Fred” can pass the test!