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Once Upon a Mattress Tickets!

The Lynn Theatre presents Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer. Lyrics by Marshall Barber

Join us for a contemporary take on the classic fairytale, the Princess and the Pea. Once Upon a Mattress tells the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, plenty of laughs, and a happily-ever-after, this comedic musical has something for everyone.


$10 General Admission
Free for students with a valid Tyler Student ID (Student IDs are avaiable free from Student Activities)

Tickets are available at:


  • Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

About the play

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.



The Lynn Theatre is located on John Tyler Community College's Midlothian campus in the T Building. The campus is easily accessible from the Woolridge Road exit from State Route 288.

T Building
800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian VA,  23114

Box Office: 804-378-1217

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