Infinity Theatrical Productions announces Auditions for
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
April 15 - 24, 2016
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.


December 27 1:00pm - 4:00pm
December 28 6:30pm - 8:30pm
January 3 1:00pm - 4:00pm
January 4 6:30pm - 8:30pm
January 5 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Audition Location

Zion United Church of Christ Auditorium
7140 Golden Ring Road / Essex, MD 21221

Audition Information

Auditions include singing, dancing, and a cold-reading of excerpts from the script. Please have an audition song prepared. Piano accompanist and CD player will be available.

If you have any questions about the audition, please contact Melissa Wengler at 410-812-0289 or Tim Dalgo at 410-608-1670, or send an email to:

Show Dates

April 15 8:00pm   April 22 8:00pm
April 16 8:00pm   April 23 8:00pm
April 17 2:00pm   April 24 2:00pm

About the Show

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.


Princess Winifred the Woebegone | Lead | Mezzo-Soprano

Princess Winnifred the Woebegone is down-to-earth and without pretensions. Unlike what you might expect from of a princess, Winnifred is just an ordinary, high spirited girl. Having grown up in the swamps, she doesn't conduct herself in the formal way the others in the castle do. It is her natural, ingenuous quality that sets her apart from the other Ladies of the kingdom and makes Dauntless fall in love with her.

Prince Dauntless the Drab | Lead | Baritone

Prince Dauntless the Drab, as his name implies, is kind of a sad-sack and somewhat listless. Although his overbearing mother controls his life and he is an obedient son, he still has hopes of someday finding a girl to marry of whom his mother will approve. Like Winnifred, he is honest and sincere. She gives him confidence in himself and within the course of the musical, we see him grow in self-assurance until he is finally able to confront his mother.

Queen Aggravain | Lead | Alto

Queen Aggravain, as her name suggests, is extremely vain, believing that her way of doing things is the only way. She is devoted to her son, Dauntless, and has no intention of ever allowing him to leave her or to have another woman in his life. She selfishly dominates everything that happens in the castle, never considering the feelings of others.

Jester | Supporting | Tenor
Minstel | Supporting | Tenor

The Minstrel and The Jester are court entertainers and they have a great sense of joy in what they do. They sometimes serve as narrators and are assured in their ability to tell the story with authority. There is also something playful and mischievous about them. Either role may be played by either a male or female.

Wizard | Supporting | Baritone

The Wizard is the Queen's confidant, her only friend and therefore the only person she can really talk to. However, he, like everyone else in the kingdom, is apprehensive of the Queen and would never have to courage to contradict her.

King Sextimus the Silent | Supporting | Silent

The Silent King has been brow-beaten by the Queen and is very passive. He has learned that it is easier just to let the Queen have her own way than to fight her. Because he has not been able to speak for so long, he has learned to communicate through pantomime, or gestures. He loves his son and sympathizes with him but realizes he can do little to help him. Despite his frustrations, he is extremely good natured.

Lary Larken | Supporting | Soprano

Lady Larken is a sweet girl but, perhaps because she is in love but unable to marry, she tends to be oversensitive. She is extremely frustrated that she can't marry Harry, but also extremely excited at the opportunity to be Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Winnifred. Of all the Ladies, it is Larken who most hopes that Winnifred will pass the test.

Sir Harry | Suporting | Tenor

Sir Harry is a regular guy and, like Larken, is eager for Dauntless to find a bride so that he and Larken can marry. He is brave and dedicated enough to venture on a "perilous journey" in hopes of finding a genuine princess whom the Queen will find suitable as a bride for Dauntless.

Kitchen Wench | Featured

Lady Lucille | Featured

Lady Mabelle | Featured | Alto

Lady Merril | Featured

Lady Rowena | Featured

Nightengale of Smarkand | Featured

Princess No. 12 | Featured

Sir Studley | Featured

Ladies-in-Waiting, Knights, Soldiers, Servants, Musicians | Ensemble

Performance Location

Zion United Church of Christ Auditorium
7140 Golden Ring Road / Essex, MD 21221

Get Involved

We are always looking for actors, actresses, singers, dancers, directors, technical people, artists, costumers, musicians, and anyone who wants to help keep the Arts alive in eastern Baltimore County. We typically do two to three shows a year, from dramas to large-scale musicals. If you are looking for a dynamic community theatre family to call home, call us at 410-491-1472 for more information on our program.