Once upon a school play

Attributions: 
Whitley Hicken, SJHS Staff Writer
Ninth graders Katya Wagstaff (left) plays Princess Winnifred and Jennifer Bate (left) plays Queen Aggravain in the SJHS production of “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Power-hungry queens, mute kings, funky dances and beds? They all fit in the school play called “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Students auditioned for the play because of their friends or just because they were born with the talent to act and sing.  Helaman Burrows, ninth grader at SJHS, said, “I love acting and singing--it’s one of my hobbies.” Hard work is a main priority for the play. Mrs. Walker, the choir teacher and director of the musical at SJHS, said ,“It takes a lot of time, hard work and sacrifice to put on an excellent show. It's really fun, but the hard work comes first.”

In the school play there are lots of different characters, like a silent king, a mean queen, a prince, and a princess. Hannah Bressler, eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I like the play because you don’t hear about those stories, and people don’t take time to read them.”

Rehearsals are every morning from 6:15a.m. to 7:45a.m. The students are going to perform on March 17 during school for all of the staff and students. Lauren Brinton, eighth grader at SJHS, said, “This play will be the funniest play SJHS has ever put on.”