Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rogers
Lyrics by Marshall barer
book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Directed by: Jack Cummings III
Aaron Arts Center
Production website 1/2💉 out of 5.
I really didn’t want to see Once Upon a Mattress. What I really wanted to see was the “dream casting” that pitted Jackie Hoffman (Princess Winifred) and John “Lypsinka” Epperson (Queen Aggravain) together. I wanted to see this. But the problem was I had to sit through almost two hours of Once Upon a Mattress to get to this. It really wasn’t a bad production. Most of it felt like a very competent college production of Once Upon the Mattress that roped in two gay icons of the stage – – Hoffman and Lypsinka. If only there had been more of them and less of the rest. Continue reading Once Upon a Mattress