‘Mattress’ opening soon

Margaret Zackery and Olivia Case

The drama department has put on a variety of plays throughout the years. To start out this year, they will be doing the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress. The play can be viewed on November 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th. ASB students pay $8 per ticket, while regular students pay $10 per ticket.


The musical currently contains 53 cast members and 15 crew members, with a total of at least 70. Mr. Ballnik, head of the drama department, predicts that more students will join the crew closer to November. In the lead roles are Carly Wood, Yelena Friedman, Jacob Skidmore, Jordan Clarke, and Riley Watkins.


Katherine Dreier, a cast member, says that playing a main part means one must work on their lines over the summer, while chorus only does it in class.


“Everyone loves what they do and it makes you love what you do,” says Aislinn Marek, a freshman in the ensemble. Marek attends rehearsals several times a week, but expects more rehearsals in October.


On February 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th, the drama department will be putting on the comedy You Can’t Take It with You.