Campbellsville University to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

By Matthew M. Billiot, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Once Upon a Mattress” is the next musical installment Campbellsville University’s theater department will be producing. The play will be presented in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

Performances are Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7.

Starr Garrett, associate professor of theater and theater director, said, “‘Once Upon A Mattress’ is a fun, musical reimagining of the Princess and the Pea story.”

The production is by Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions and will be Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The cast and crew include the following: Minstrel- Matt McDougal, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Queen Aggravain- Natalie Shadrick, Paducah, Ky.; King Sextimus- Nathan Puckett, Bardstown, Ky.;

Prince Dauntless- Caleb Cunigan, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Princess Winnifred- Diandra Sallee, Lexington, Ky.;

Wizard- Noah Hutchins, Springfield, Ky.; Lady Larken- Anna Peterson; Prince Harry- Joseph Mattingly, Loretto, Ky.; Jester- Daniel Bannister, Glasgow, Ky.; Princess #12, Beatrice and Lady- Hollie Nall, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Lady Rowen- Janae Boling, Crestwood, Ky.;

Lady Merril- Olivia Helm, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Lady Lucille- Kaitlyn Wallace, Louisville, Ky.; Lady Mabelle- Charlotte Archer, Columbia, Ky.; 1st Knight and Sir Luce- Matthew Hutchins, Campbellsville, Ky.; 2nd Knight and Sir Studley- James Mattingly, Danville, Ky.;

3rd Knight- Connor Thrasher, Johnson City, Tenn.; Kitchen Wench- Holly Durham, Campbellsville, Ky.; and Emily- Holly Jo Evans, Barbourville, Ky.

The crew consists of the following: dramaturg- Natalie Shadrick, Paducah, Ky.; stage manager- Taylor Howard, Winchester, Ky.; assistant stage manager, paint crew- Amanda Frye, Franklin, Ky.; costume designer, costume shop manager- Hayley Saylor, Campbellsville, Ky.; prop master- Cody Campbell, LaGrange, Ky.; paint and set crew- Ezra Burton of Somerset, Ky., and Kenya Sloan, Knoxville, Tenn.;

Stitcher and wardrobe crew- Jaleel Cowan of Campbellsville, Ky.; stitcher- Sarah Peterson of Burkesville, Ky.; prop crew- Anna Peterson, Campbellsville, Ky.; sound board operator- Betta Kim, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and dance captain- Hollie Nall of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Corporate sponsors are Brothers, Colton’s, The Spoke Easy, H & C Law Group, PLLC, A Different Drummer Dance and Tucker Diamonds & Gold.

Tickets are on sale now at by calling (270) 789-5266. General admission is $10; with seniors (65 and older), children (12 and under) and Campbellsville University employees/students and military at $7.

For more information, email or call (270) 789-5266.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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