Town and Country Players Family Theater 2005

Town and Country Players is pleased to announce this year's Family Theater!

Once Upon a Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Directed by Gina V. Stevens

The famous children's tale The Princess and the Pea gets a jazzy re-telling in this musical! Prince Dauntless will never marry ­ not unless he can find a princess who will pass his mother's tests. Princess Winnifred arrives at the castle after swimming the moat. Dripping wet and lamenting her shyness, the inimitable princess sings, dances, and pantomimes her way into everyone's heart. Everyone, that is, except Queen Agravain. Will this bouncy, outspoken princess be able to catch her prince? The production was revived on Broadway in 1997 starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Featured Songs: Sensitivity, Opening for a Princess, Happily Ever After

Performance Dates: July 1, 2 (matinee and evening), 3, 8, 9 (matinee and evening), 10, 15 and 16 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pictures of a dress rehearsal are now available!


Blather, Blarney and Balderdash
Folk and Fairy Tales from the Emerald Isle

By Patrick Rainville Dorn

Directed by John Nicolazzo

Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O'Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact "The Hunchback of Knockgrafton," in which a simple man's gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it's not a good idea to mess with little people. In "The Griffin's Feather," young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before curing a sleeping beauty. In "The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket," a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter.

Performance Dates: November 12 (11 am and 3 pm), 13 (3 pm), 19 (11 am and 3 pm) and 20 (3 pm)

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Theater tickets can be obtained by calling 215-348-7566.

To purchase tickets online, visit Brown Paper Tickets