Drama prepares for light-hearted musical

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Lilia Ramos , Staff Reporter

The LHS drama department will present Once Upon A Mattress May 6-15.
The musical comedy classic is about the evil Queen Aggravain, who sabotages the efforts of a very young princess who wishes to marry her son, Prince Dauntless.
Mel Syverson, the LHS drama adviser, chose the show for several reasons.
“This show does not have the heavy demands that some shows do in terms of dance and vocals, so it seemed a good choice,” Syverson said. “We also felt that a light-hearted show that lets the audience laugh a lot would feel very good after a tough year.”
She hopes her actors will perform in person, but if COVID-19 restrictions deny them the ability, they have plans to broadcast it virtually.
Students in the cast and crew include Jacob Bigler, Dekin Carney, Rachel Huges, Liam Jensen, Sarah Kammer, Camrynn Kernan, Leah Lewis, Ry Lincoln, Kate Pernsteiner, Olivia Reynolds, Piper Rickman, Lane Riggs, Max Schaefer, Zachary Steadman, Trace Steele, Gabby Stenzel, Crystal Watkins, Trinity Weigand, Hunter Weigand, Cale Wilponen, Mary Wren and Garrett Yonge.