Once Upon a Mattress OPENS Dec 1st


Forest Grove, OR (November 16, 2017) – Theatre in the Grove is excited to bring the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ to you in the Broadway Classic, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. It takes a familiar tale of a royal courtship and comeuppance and spins it into a rollicking musical delight and comedy. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


OUAMThe Book, by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is loosely based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Princess and the Pea. A royal family whose matriarch, Queen Aggravain (played by Gillian Wildfire), has ruled that no one in the kingdom may marry before her son, Prince Dauntless (Matthew Hampshire). She keeps the kingdom single by foiling every marital candidate the prince entertains.

However, the noble Sir Harry (Tanner Morton) and Lady Larken (Erin Riha) have a compelling reason that they reach the bridal altar post haste, and they set out to put an end to the queen’s tyranny. Sir Harry finds the perfect candidate for Prince Dauntless’ bride, Princess Winnifred (Joanna Galvan), a slightly unpolished woman from the “wrong side of the swamp.” With the help of Sir Harry, the Minstrel (Nathan Wildfire) and the Jester (Lauren Donovan), Winnifred sets out to outwit Queen Aggravain and win her true love’s heart.

During its original Broadway run, the play made Carol Burnett a household name as Princess Winnifred. Years later, she brought the production full circle with a turn as the Queen.

Theatre in the Grove’s Director, Luis Ventura, has set the story in an alternative take on the 19th century British Victorian era in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer, it turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Don’t miss out the opportunity for the whole family to experience this classic show with a new look and fun twist!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: December 1 – December 17, 2017

Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

For a complete listing of show times, please visit theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-359-5349

Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

The box office is open on Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one hour before each performance.

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Complete Cast List:
Princess Winnifred
 – Joanna Galvan
Prince Dauntless – Matthew Hampshire
Queen Aggravain – Gillian Wildfire
King Sextimus – Bud Reece
Lady Larken – Erin Riha
Sir Harry – Tanner Morton
Jester – Lauren Donovan
Minstrel – Nathan Wildfire
Wizard – Dave Switzer
Nightingale of Smarkand – Isabella Steele
Princess No. 12 – Elise Byrne

Ensemble:
Elise Byrne
Kate Barrett
Jeananne Kelsey
Jenae Gregory
Isabella Steele
Travis Schlegel
Dominik Davis
Lauren Quinsland
Dominique Thomas
Kathleen Shew
Kieran Thomas
Justice Williams

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KGW Great Toy Drive

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KGW Great Toy Drive

Theatre in the Grove is once again participating in the KGW Great Toy Drive! Drop off your new, unwrapped toy at the Theatre during our Box Office hours (Wednesdays from 11am-1pm) or when you come see ONCE UPON A MATTRESS! For you generosity, we will give you one FREE Concession for a toy donation. The KGW Great Toy Drive benefits more than 120 nonprofit organizations throughout Oregon and SW Washington. With their help we are able to serve families in need. Please consider donating this holiday season.

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Also, the KGW Great Toy Drive mascot, Wonder (aka Parker Pup) will be making a special appearance during ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and posing for photos Dec 8, 9, and 10th in the Theatre in Grove Lobby. Tag us #theatreinthegrove and #GreatToyDrive in all photos.

For more information please visit:
http://greattoydrive.kgwcreative.com

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Winter C.A.S.T. Camp Dec 18-22

“I’ve always believed the stage to be the perfect ‘play’ ground for the imagination!”
Jeanna Van Dyke.


CAST XMas
October 27, 2017 – The Winter C.A.S.T. Camp dates have been announced, December 18-22, 2017REGISTRATION is available online. All Sessions are $150. Camp sizes are limited. Registration is on a FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED basis. Payment is due at the time of registration.**
For more information please visit our page, Winter CAST Camp

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Haunted Theatre: Pirates in the Grove Oct 26-31

Haunted17Theatre in the Grove proudly presents this Halloween, Pirates in the Grove. This LIVE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE transforms the theatre into a ghostly pirate ship and will immerse you in the action with the piratical scalawags! Race down the aisle by way of longboat and join the crew of the Twelve Captains as they are in the middle of an attack on a defenseless town. A family-friendly version of the show that will not scare the socks off of you includes a scavenger/treasure hunt for the kids and plenty of photo-ops! Your experience will have you crying out “YAR” and begging to do it again. You’ll be blown away from dazzling effects and the world of Pirates in the Grove!
 

Pirates in the Grove
October 26th – 31st           7:00pm to 10:00pm

Pirates in the Grove — Treasure Hunt (with Live Performances of Musical Theatre II troupe from Forest Grove Dance Arts)

October 28th – 29th           2:00pm to 5:00pm        Family Friendly
October 31th                        4:00pm to 6:00pm        Family Friendly

Tickets Prices:

Pirates in the Grove:                                   
$5.00 per person
$20.00 Student Group Pass (up to 6 students per pass)

Pirates in the Grove — Treasure Hunt:
$5.00 per person
$20.00 Family Pass (Two Adults up to 4 Children)

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Cast announced for GOD OF CARNAGE!

god of carnage (thumbnail)A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

“Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned. I had a great turnout full of talented actors. These were very hard choices with only four roles and so many great people who auditioned. Thank you!” Zachary Centers

Full Cast List:

Alan- Benjamin Phillip
Annette- Tori Lee Scoles
Michael- Brandon Weaver
Veronica- Kate Barret

Show runs:
January 12 – January 28, 2018

Directed by Zachary Centers

Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
For a complete listing of show times, visit
theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-359-5349

Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

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Cast announced for Once Upon a Mattress!

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If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! 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.

From director, Luis Ventura: “Thank you to everyone for taking the time to audition. It was definitely such a hard show to cast due to the unbelievable talent that we had during this process. We’re beyond thankful for trusting this amazing theater.”

Full Cast List:
Princess Winnifred – Joanna Galvan
Prince Dauntless – Matthew Hampshire
Queen Aggravain – Gillian Wildfire
King Sextimus – Bud Reece
Lady Larken – Erin Riha
Sir Harry – Tanner Morton
Jester – Lauren Donovan
Minstrel – Nathan Wildfire
Wizard – Dave Switzer
Nightingale of Smarkand – Isabella Steele
Princess No. 12 – Elise Byrne

Ensemble:
Elise Byrne
Lauren Hernandez Lamont
Kate Barrett
Jeananne Kelsey
Jenae Gregory
Isabella Steele
Travis Schlegel
Janae Dowd
Dominik Davis
Lauren Quinsland
Dominique Thomas
Kathleen Shew

Show runs:
December 1 – December 17, 2017

Directed by Luis Ventura

Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
For a complete listing of show times, visit
theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-359-5349

Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

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