Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress

HERSHEY, Pa., April 15, 2018 – Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for its summer musical, Once Upon a Mattress on Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Callbacks will be held Sunday, May 6 if needed. Callback times are to be determined.

Auditions will take place at the Playhouse, located at the corner of Sand Hill Road and Cherry Drive, Hershey. Those auditioning must be 16 years of age or older. Below is a list of all available characters in the show.

Pantomime Characters
Princess No. 12
Lady Larkin
Queen Aggravain
Prince Dauntless
King Sextimus the Silent
Sir Studley
Sir Luce
1st Knight
2nd Knight
3rd Knight
1st Lady-in-Waiting - Rowena
2nd Lady-in-Waiting - Merrill
3rd Lady-in-Waiting - Lucille
Sir Harry
Kitchen Wench
Princess Winnifred
Lady Mabelle
Ladies-in-Waiting, Knights, Soldiers, Servants, Musicians, etc.

Those auditioning are asked to sing at least thirty-two (32) bars of a song that best fits the style of the show and demonstrates their musicality and vocal range. An accompanist will be provided; please ensure your sheet music is already appropriately marked and easy to read with cuts made for the accompanist. Please no a cappella.

All auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please wear or bring comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear for the dance portion of the auditions. You will be asked to learn some choreography for this portion of the audition process.

Performances of Once Upon a Mattress will be held July 19-22 and 26-29, 2018 at the Playhouse.  Additional audition information is available on the Playhouse’s website,


Hershey Area Playhouse ( is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged dozens of productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.