Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Bishop McDevitt Students Tell Tale with ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Musical

Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg is showcasing the musical, stage and theatrical talents of its students with its spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” Based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” the production emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself, the courage to challenge injustices, and the value of strong ethical leadership. Showtimes are April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 3 p.m. Visit www.bishopmcdevitt.org for tickets. (Photos by Jen Reed, The Catholic Witness)

Cast

Minstrel: Leo Nebroski
Wizard: Ellianna Jenkins
Lady Larken: Addison Barnes
Prince Dauntless: John Traino
Queen Aggravain: Grace Yantis
King Sextimus: Anthony Mahoney
Jester: Danny Formica
Sir Harry: Jude Henderson
Princess Winnifred: Carly MacDonald
Princess Number 12: Gianna Petrou
Sir Studley: Venetian Brooks
Sir Luce: Fabritzzio Barrera
Lady Rowena: Morgan Chupa
Lady Merrill: Holly Carson
Lady Lucille: Alivia Bell
Lady Mabelle: Coryn Sweeney
Lady Helena: Christina Pham
Nightingale: Catherine Flannery

Company
Faith Barnhart
Fabritzzio Barrera
Venetian Brooks
Ella DeAntonio
Catherine Flannery
Grace Fraundorfer
Grace Fox
Gabriella Headen
Tamia Hymon
Gianna Lentini
Gabrielle Marciniak
Alyssa Mitchell
Ella Moore
Kelly Mosier
Gianna Petrou
Ella Trispagonas
Sophia Trispagonas
Aleiah Walde

Stage Crew
Francisco Naha
Adriana Flores
Erin Hatfield
Cassandra McDevitt
Eva Jenkins
Kathryn Olley
Lucas Talian

Tech Crew
Vincent Petrilla
Maura Tressler
Gabriel Brobson
Alexander Homsher
Brandon Miller
Benjamin Wierzbicki

Pit Orchestra
Conductor: Nathaniel Miscannon
Flute/Piccolo: Susan Crane
Oboe: Madison Feeser
Clarinet: Kyla Sullivan
Bass Clarinet: Lisa Collins
Horn: Mary Grace Friedel
Trumpet: Gary Hoffman and David Sgrignoli
Trombone: Faris Beshara
Guitar: Mike Homovich
Percussion: Don Reed
Piano: Ellen Carnahan
Violin: Jacob Chang, Courtney Martin and Andrea Verna
Viola: Susan Hoffman, Christina Lacey and John Rehrer
Cello: Isaac Se Young Um
Harp: Louis Lynch
Bass: Mary Yoke

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