The spring musical is one of the most popular extracurricular activities at ANC with over 50% of students participating.
The production encourages performance excellence, while remaining inclusive to those who wish to participate for the first time. There is always a role for everyone–onstage and off. We aim to be as student-run as possible, creating multiple opportunities for students to get involved on the technical side, including designing and running the lighting and sound, joining the stage crew, creating publicity materials or selling tickets. Students can also be involved by registering for the StageCraft class (11th and 12th grades) or the Costuming class (all grades).
This year’s spring musical:
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Music by MARY RODGERS
Lyrics by MARSHALL BARER
Book by JAY THOMPSON, DEAN FULLER, and MARSHALL BARER
Use code Early2023 for $3 off each ticket. Expires 4/4/23–not valid for the 4/29/23 7:00 p.m. performance.
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
Our spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress, is now soliciting advertisements and personal messages for our digital program. We depend on ticket and advertisement sales to cover over 90% of our production costs (costumes, props, set, show advertising, licensing fees, etc.) so we need you! Please consider placing a personal message for a member of the cast or crew or a business advertisement (see rates below). All program submissions are done electronically; please click on the button below for more information and to place a personal message or ad. Artwork and payment are due by April 3, but early submissions are appreciated.
Personal ads: Shout out=1-2 lines ($10), Quarter page = 3.75 x 5″ ($20); Half page = 5 × 8"($35); Full page = 8x10.5" ($60)
Business ads: Quarter page = 3.75 x 5″ ($35); Half page = 5 × 8"($50); Full page = 8x10.5"($75)