Once Upon a Mattress Program


Frederick Performing Arts Proudly Presents 

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barber
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barber

Nov 4, 5, 10, and 11 & 7pm
Nov 12 & 2pm
at the Frederick High Auditorium, 5690 Tipple Pkwy

There will be a twenty-minute intermission.

This performance has been approved for all ages, though it does include scenes with suggestive dialogue and displays of romantic affection.

Please refrain from all flash photography, as it may disturb the actors and fellow patrons. Any video or audio recording of this performance is strictly prohibited.

Once Upon a Mattress is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All authorized materials were also supplied by Concord Theatricals.

Generous Support Provided By

Credits & Bios – Cast

Giada DeJulio - Princess Winnifred
Giada (Senior) plays Winnifred and is a proud member of Frederick’s Thespian Troupe: 4391. Giada has been doing theatre for as long as she remembers, being in Starmites, QUARANTEEN, Working, Hercules, The Christmas County Spelling Bee, and Music Man. When Giada graduates she hopes to go to UNC to pursue a major in Musical Theatre Performance and Education.
Micah Wittler - Prince Dauntless the Drab
Micah (Senior) plays Dauntless, and is in his fourth year performing onstage with Frederick Theatre. His most notable theatrical accomplishment comes from his performance as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man for which he had the honor of receiving a Best Supporting Actor Nomination for the Bobby G Awards from the DCPA. Micah’s other past FHS roles include ‘Sup ‘Sup Sensiboi in Starmites; Freddy Rodriguez/Ralph Werner in Working; and Henry Clerval/Inspector Kerwin in Frankenstein. Additionally, Micah has the honor of serving FHS as a Thespian Troupe Officer for a third year. When offstage, Micah plays FHS Varsity Basketball and participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Joelle Richard - Queen Aggravain
Joelle (Senior) plays the domineering Queen Aggravain, and is a proud member of Frederick’s Thespian Troupe 4391. You may have seen her in Frederick’s Production of The Music Man as Alma Hix and the Mean Teacher from the One Acts Festival. While not onstage, Joelle is an active member of Frederick’s Student Council and dances at Dance Arts Studio in Broomfield. Joelle hopes to attend the University of Iowa to study literature.
Jack Smith - King Sextimus
Jack (Junior) plays King Sextimus. You may have previously seen Jack as Mayor George Shinn in The Music Man, and Alphonse Frankenstein and Old Man Delacey in Frankenstein (the show that helped inspire his passion for theatre). When not onstage, Jack spends his time writing screen and stage plays, doing everything thing he can that is related to theatre.
Tyler Spotts - Minstrel
Tyler (Senior) is excited to play the Minstrel, and is a proud member of Frederick’s Thespian Troupe 4391. Tyler has been in the theatre business for a long time, appearing as Oliver Hix in Music Man, and as Conrad Swibel in Working. Tyler has also run spotlight for several shows at Candlelight, such as Curtains, Singin’ in the Rain, and Cinderella. While not onstage, Tyler enjoys playing D&D. Tyler is considering earning a BFA in Musical Theater, and becoming a full time actor afterwards.
Sierra Sanchez - Jester
Sierra (Junior) is so excited to be performing as the Jester in her fourth production at Frederick High School! She is currently in 11th grade and is a proud member of thespian troupe 4391. You may have seen her in the following FHS productions: Frankenstein (Justine), The Music Man (Chorus), and this year’s and last year’s One-Acts festival. Some of her other favorite credits include Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot, Zelda Zanders in Singing in the Rain, and Chutney in Legally Blonde. Outside of theater Sierra enjoys singing, jump-roping, performing in FHS’s Varsity Blue choir, and hanging out with friends. She hopes you enjoy this beautiful show!
Justin Valois - Sir Harry
Justin (Senior) is playing Sir Harry. He has been in numerous other shows such as The Music Man playing Ewart Dunlop. He has also been in The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Lion King as Young Simba. Justin also likes to play volleyball and other sports, and plans to pursue Zoology after high school.
Leea Beeker - Lady Larken
Leea Beeker (Junior) plays Lady Larken. She was in last years production of Frankenstein and was the assistant costumer for Frederick’s The Music Man. She’s also apart of the school show choir Varsity Blue. She spends her spare time writing scripts, drawing and painting.
Teagan Veile - Wizard
Teagen (Sophomore) is playing the Wizard. Previously he had played as Strauss in Frederick’s production of Frankenstein, making this his second role at FHS. Outside of school he often draws, plays piano, and plays Dungeons & Dragons, currently being a Game Master for his friends.
Cirisa Engdahl - Lady Rowena
Cirisa (Junior) plays Lady Rowena and is the understudy for Queen Aggravaine in Frederick Highschool’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. You may have seen Cirisa last year playing Eulalie Shinn in our production of The Music Man or The Bride of Frankenstein in Frankenstein. Cirisa is very excited about her junior year as well as participating in some of our other shows we are putting on later in the year. Cirisa is a part of Troupe 4391 and also participates in Varsity Blue and Concert choir.
Emery Ishmael - Lady Merril & Chief Make-up Designer
Emery Ishmael (Junior) plays Lady Mirrell, is the understudy for Lady Larken, and head of Hair and Makeup. She is also a Troupe Thespian Officer for troupe 4391. She has recently played Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man and Head of Hair and Makeup for Frankenstein. She has also played Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland outside of FHS. In her spare time she plays piano and guitar.
Peyton Siders - Lady Lucille
Peyton (Junior) is so excited to be playing Lady Lucille, and understudying the Minstrel! Peyton has previously been Marian’s understudy in The Music Man, Grace Clements in Working, Ursula in The Little Mermaid Jr. and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Jr. Peyton is a proud member of ITS troupe 4391, and is one of FHS’s troupe thespian officers. Peyton has also been a part of the Colorado Middle All State Choir in both seventh and eighth grades. Peyton has been improving her musical skills through voice and dance lessons. Outside of school, Peyton loves reading and being with friends.
Ethan Noyes - Sir Studley
Ethan (Senior) plays the role of Sir Studley, while also understudying Prince Dauntless. You may have seen Ethan perform in The Music Man as Olin Britt, in All Together Now, operating the spotlight in both Frankenstein and Working, and in Starmites as a Droid. In addition to theater Ethan participates in marching band as the drum major, and in several of the choirs. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing the piano, games, and having fun with his family and friends. After he graduates, Ethan plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, then attend college and get a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Nick Aasmundstad - Sir Luce
Nick (Junior) plays Sir Luce and understudies Sir Harry, and is a proud member of Thespian Troupe 4391. When Nick isn’t performing on stage, he competes in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and Debate. He also runs cross Country for FHS.
Tyler Ramirez - 1st Knight & Assistant Marketing Director
Tyler (Sophomore) plays Knight 1. He is also Assistant Marketing Director, and has been doing theatre since 7th grade. Previous experience includes Chorus in Music Man and Chief Sound Designer in An Avalanche of Murder.
Cooper Boyce - 2nd Knight
Cooper (Sophomore) is the 2nd Knight and the understudy for Wizard in this year’s production. This is Cooper’s first production with the Fredrick Theatre Program. He has previously cast as Thomas Jefferson in Global Village Academy’s production of Hamilton. While not onstage, Cooper likes to play piano, lift weights, run Track for Frederick, do student council, and spend time with his friends and family.
Shane Jenkins - 3rd Knight
Shane (Junior) plays the 3rd knight in our production this year. He has been in theater for 9 years and has had many roles such as the third monkey in Seussical, Understudy for Von Strider in the Sound of Music, and was a bully in The Aftermath.
Isabel Howell - Kitchen Wench
Isabel (Junior) is Fred’s understudy and a Kitchen Wench in Once Upon A Mattress. She is proud to be one of the thespian officers for troupe 4391. You may have seen her in this years’ and last year’s one acts festival, as well as Mrs. Squires in The Music Man. She loves being onstage and is excited for all the theater opportunities this year. She also is a part of the Varsity Blue show choir. When not at school, she loves to make jewelry, experiment with makeup, and hang out with friends.
Emily Noyes - Kitchen Wench
Emily Noyes (Junior) is playing a Kitchen Wench, and is part of the Chorus. She has also been involved in past productions: The Music Man as a Chorus member; Frankenstein as Agatha; and Working as a follow spot operator. When Emily is not onstage, you can find her hanging out with family and friends, curled up on the couch with a good book, or in the kitchen baking.
Rylee Lorimer - Lady Emily
Rylee (Senior) is performing onstage as Emily, and also the understudy of the Jester. As a proud member of Frederick’s Thespian Troupe 4391, she’s been working Frederick shows since her freshman year after being involved in Coal Ridge’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. and Mary Poppins Jr. Mostly working tech, she’s been a prompter for the production Starmites, stage manager assistant for Working, stage manager for Frankenstein, and pit member for The Music Man, as well as having small roles onstage in a few one acts. She considers herself a member of the construction crew and loves building sets. After she graduates she is looking at a potential gap year, but is also planning on going to BYUI to continue her schooling, though she is not sure what she plans to do yet. Outside of theatre, she is committed to band and her church.
Brinley Weingardt - Princess No. 12
Brinley (Sophomore) plays Princess #12 and is the understudy for Lady Merril. She is a proud member of Frederick’s Thespian Troupe 4391. You may have seen her at this year’s and last year’s One Act Festival. She also played Zaneeta Shinn in Frederick High School’s production of The Music Man last year. When not onstage she’s in the Varsity Blue Show Choir and loves baking and hanging out with friends.
Madison Viola Price-Kohlert - Lady Mabelle
Madison (Senior) is playing Lady Mabelle in OUAM. She has previously been Salesman 5 in the production The Music Man, was the student producer and house manager in Frankenstein, and has been in the radio shows A Christmas Carol and School for Scandal. Madison is also a part of FHS’s National Honor Society. Outside of school, Madison enjoy reading fiction, watching movies, playing flute, and hanging out with friends. After high school, Madison is planning on attending college to major in early childhood development.
Lucas Howell - Sir Harold
Lucas Howell (Sophomore) plays Sir Harold in the show. He has also played roles in Frederick’s Frankenstein and The Music Man. While not onstage, Lucas represents Frederick tennis, track, and band. He also enjoys drawing, painting, and hanging out with friends.
Larissa Marques - Lady Beatrice
Larissa (Senior) is a Featured Dancer, playing Lady Beatrice. She is a exchange student from Brazil that already been in some productions in her home city, like The wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. She dances hip hop, tap, contemporary and jazz, and here in U.S she takes classes at En Face Dance Studio in these styles. While not on stage, Larissa like watch basketball games, watch movies with her host family and hangout with your friends.
Kaydence Young - Ladies in Waiting Court Dancer
Kaydence (Senior) plays a Featured Dance role in this year’s production in Once Upon a Mattress. Kaydence is a proud member of her Thespian Troupe 4391. You might have seen her onstage in past FHS productions such as Theresa/Candy in Working, and chorus in both The Music Man and Starmites. As of now, she has not decided what she wants to do after graduation, but she is most likely going into Developmental Psychology or Early Childhood Education. When she’s not onstage, you can find her spending quality time with loved ones.
Charlotte Cheung - Ladies in Waiting Court Dancer
Charlotte (Junior) just arrived from France, and is excited to participate in this play as one of the featured dancers. This is her first time in a musical and she’s very proud to be part of this amazing experience. While not on stage, Charlotte likes reading, listening to music and singing. She’s part of the Frederick Concert Choir and hopes to join the Track team in the spring.
Angelina Kaiser - Ladies in Waiting Court Dancer
Angelina (Senior) is a featured dancer in this year’s production which is her first show at Frederick. She has been dancing in a crew for 7 years and is very happy about being a part in Once Upon a Mattress as a German exchange student. When not on stage, she represents Frederick on Girls’ Volleyball, plays the guitar, and is happily singing in Frederick’s Treble Choir.
Zoe Wittler - Ladies in Waiting Court Dancer
Zoe (Sophomore) is a Lady in Waiting Court Dancer. She previously helped with Frederick’s fall play, Frankenstein as a part of the hair and makeup team and was in the chorus for The Music Man. Most recently she was in this year’s One Acts Festival as Death in A Cold Day in Hell and Leslie/Extra in A Curtain Call to Arms. Zoe is honored to be a part of the Thespian Troupe 4391. While not onstage she loves hanging out with friends and family, and reading. She is also involved in Frederick’s show choir, Varsity Blue, FCA, and is on the Girls’ Basketball Team.
Gracie Vigil - Ladies in Waiting Court Dancer
Gracie (Senior) is a Lady in Waiting for her first production at FHS! She has always loved dancing, singing, and acting. Some of her other hobbies include being a FHS cheerleader, and being in many leadership activities within school. After high school she plans on going to a four year college to study psychology in hopes to become a social worker or a cognitive psychologist.
Oswin Conway - Chorus
Oswin (Sophomore) is a Chorus member this year, and also was a Chorus member in last year’s production of The Music Man. Oswin is in his 8th year of playing flute and enjoys being apart of FHS’s Marching Band. After school Oswin enjoys writing fiction stories that involve horror. Oswin is learning the Chinese language as well as its culture.
Samantha Furr - Chorus
Samantha (Freshman) is a Chorus member in this year’s production. This is Samantha second musical production with the Frederick Theatre Program. She was previously cast in the The Music Man as a child chorus member. She is involved in Concert Choir and String Orchestra playing the violin. She plans to an engineer after school.
Shaun Furr - Chorus
Shaun (Sophomore) is a part of the Chorus. He plans on taking an academic route in life. He enjoys being on stage, even though he has a little stage fright. He is working on conquering that fear. Shaun hopes to one day fully conquer the fear and have solo parts in a play or musical.
Mimi Gutierrez - Chorus
Mimi (Freshman) is a member of the chorus. This is her first time doing a musical at Fredrick High School. She was previously cast as a sailor in The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Coal Ridge Middle School, which was canceled before they got to perform it. While not on stage, Mimi does guitar and singing/choir.
Greta Kicklighter - Chorus
Greta (Senior) is a Chorus member in this year’s production. She was drawn to the musical as she is an exchange student from Sweden and only has seen high school musicals in the movies. Greta has prior choir experience from a Swedish choir school and is a proud member of Frederick High School’s Concert Choir. When not on stage you might see Greta on Fredrick’s Volleyball team or with her friends and host family.
Payton Lorimer - Chorus
Payton (Freshman) is a member of the Chorus in this show. She has been in the children’s chorus of FHS musical The Music Man and the middle school production, The Little Mermaid Jr. In her free time, Payton likes to read, and enjoys hanging out with horses when she gets the chance.
Rachel Noyes - Chorus
Rachel (Freshman) is a Chorus member in the show. Rachel was in the children’s chorus in the FHS production of Music Man and in the middle school production of The Little Mermaid Jr. Offstage, Rachel likes to play the trombone, read, and ride her skateboard.
Abbie Morrison - Chorus
Abbie (Freshman) is in the Chorus, and this is her first production with Frederick High School. Before high school, she has played in “The Lion King Jr.”, and “Rock of Ages.” She also played in “Scary Stories of the Future.” While she is offstage, she enjoys listening to her favorite music, drawing, and collecting vintage items.
Ellie Palmer - Chorus
Ellie is a chorus member and Lady Lucille understudy in Once Upon a Mattress . This is Ellie’s first production with Frederick Theatre Program. Ellie previously played Flounder in The Little Mermaid Jr. and Robin Ay in Mary Poppins Jr. with Coal Ridge Middle School, you may also have seen her in this years One Acts Festival. In her spare time she likes to sing and practice knife throwing. And she says hi to her siblings.
Hailey Pollard - Chorus
Hailey (Freshman) is a part of the Chorus as well as Lady Rowena’s understudy. Hailey has been in theatre throughout elementary school and middle school, participating in Peter Pan Jr, The Lion King and just recently The Music Man. While not onstage, Hailey enjoys running Cross Country for the school and playing the cello.
Aylah Ruley - Chorus
Aylah (Sophomore) is in the Chorus in Once Upon A Mattress. She was also a chorus member in The Music Man her freshman year. Outside of the theater, she plays the flute in marching band.
Brayden Spotts - Chorus
Brayden Spotts (Freshman) is singing in the Chorus of Once Upon A Mattress during his first year at Frederick High School. At Coal Ridge Middle School, he was preparing to perform in The Little Mermaid Jr. but was disappointed to learn that you know what had prevented any performances. He has played percussion since 6th grade, sung since 8th grade, and is now in the marching band at FHS. He made it into Honor Choir and All State, as well as Honor Band. He is pleased to have performed in the One Acts Festival and is glad to be here.
Elaina Thorpe - Chorus
Elaina (Freshman) is a Chorus member in this year’s musical. She has been in Coal Ridge Middle School’s Little Mermaid Jr. production and in the production that FHS put on of The Music Man. In her free time Elaina plays piano and hangs out with friends. She also enjoys art and babysitting.
Kaedyn Wagner - Chorus
Kaedyn (Sophomore) is a Chorus member. She has been doing theater for a year and was in Beauty and the Beast as chip in Eatonville, WA. An interesting fact about Kaedyn is she lived in Washington for the majority of her life.
Montgomery Williams - Chorus
Montgomery (Sophomore) is in the Chorus, and this is his second Frederick show. Last year, he was in the Chorus for The Music Man. When he has time to relax, Monty likes to watch a lot of TV. Some of his favorite shows are Big Mouth, South Park, Princess Mononoke, and Castlevania. A fun fact about Monty is that he saw Princess Mononoke. Monty also plays Dungeons and Dragons with his friends, and enjoys video games too. Some games he plays are Apex Legends, Overwatch 2, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Roller Champions.
Kade Wright - Chorus
Kade (Freshman) is a Chorus member. He plays basketball, sings, enjoys camping and kayaking, and likes to play video games, Lego, and card games.

Credits & Bios – Pit

Riley McGroarty - Drums
Riley (Senior) is in the pit playing the drum set/percussion. This is his third show playing the drums for the pit, also being involved in Working and The Music Man. In addition to pit, Riley also plays drums in jazz band and is part of the drum line. Riley plans to attend Metropolitan State University in Denver for Music or Jazz Studies.
Joren Hansen - Mallet Percussion
Joren (Senior) is playing in the pit on mallet percussion. This is his first time being in an FHS production. Joren also plays drums and piano, and outside of school enjoys composing music and playing board games (especially Root).
Jaxon Noel - Bass
Jaxon (Junior) plays the double bass in the pit. He enjoys being in the pit ochestra because it gives him the opportunity to play a lot of different types of music, and he also appreciates playing in time with actors and singers. He really likes playing the bass, and music in general. All types of music are different, and he believes that the music we play in pit is different than most music he has the opportunity to play, in that it allows the chance to express more emotion into the music. He feels that considering the actors’ own expressions, stage lighting, etc. can make the music that much more impactful.
Viktoriia Stasko - Keyboard 2: Harp
Viktoriia (Junior) is playing in the harp part in the pit on piano. As an exchange student from the Ukraine, this is her first time being in an FHS production, or performing in an orchestra. At home, she regularly attends an after-school music conservatory, and has enjoyed applying her skills into this new opportunity. Outside of music and theatre, Viktoriia enjoys writing poetry.
Lily Haas - Clarinet
Lily (Junior) is in the pit on clarinet. She has been actively progressing her skills for six years, and has a passion to learn and to become a better musician. She continues to be a part of the musicals, making it her second time playing in the school’s pit orchestra, previously playing in The Music Man. She not only participates in theatre functions, but many clubs and events to make her more involved in the community.
Darren Reynolds - Bass Clarinet
Darren Reynolds (Junior) is playing in the pit on bass clarinet. This is his first time being in an FHS production. He is from a long line of Reynolds, including Amanda, Calvin, Trevor, and Nathan, though he isn’t the last.
Jakob Faulkner - Trombone
Jake Faulkner (Senior) is playing in the pit on trombone. Jake has also been in multiple music programs over the years (Marching Band and Jazz).
Jordan Olson - Violin
Jordan (Junior) is part of the pit, playing the violin. This is Jordan’s first production with Frederick Theatre. She wanted a fun challenge and to try something new. Jordan has gotten into SVVSD Honor Orchestra twice, once in middle school and once in high school. In her free time she enjoys reading.
Olivia Longstreth - Violin
Olivia (Senior) is in the, playing the violin. She was recommended to this program last spring and wanted to give it a try. Not only was it supposed to be a challenge, but exciting as well. While not on stage, she enjoys science documentaries, movies/tv, and listening to music. Olivia wants to attend community college after high school and then transfer to CU Boulder where she can pursue a science career.
Aric Tussey — Violin
Aric (Freshman) is part of the pit for Once Upon a Mattress on violin. Aric has had experience in shows but hasn’t partaken any major shows. He has been playing violin since he was 11 and has 7 total siblings.
Alejandra Almaraz-Gonzales — Viola
Alejandra (Sophomore) is a part of the pit, playing the viola. This is her first production in musical theater, and she joined because she wanted something fun and challenging. In her free time she enjoys reading, photography, and traveling. In addition, she has been on Frederick’s honor roll and plans to attend Denver University after high school.
Mahayla Johnson — Cello
Mahayla (Junior) is joining the pit for the first time on cello. She has played in Orchestra as a cellist for 5 years and loves it. She wants to do pit so she can improve her playing and the difficulty of music she tackles. Some of her other hobbies include, swim, astrology, painting, and writing.
Kim Allred - Flute (Guest Artist)
Jesse Winchester - Oboe & English Horn (Guest Artist)
Braden Collison - Trumpet 1 (Guest Artist)
Peyton Brauch - Trumpet 2 (Guest Artist)
Marianne Noyes - Horn (Guest Artist)
Fatima Bahraini - Trombone (Guest Artist)
Dee Dee Flanagan - Digital Strings

Credits & Bios – Tech/Crew

Maxwell Pittman — Stage Manager
Maxwell Dangerous Pittman (Sophomore) is the Stage Manager for OUAM. He worked in the House Crew for Frankenstein, and as a stagehand for The Music Man. He is also in the process of becoming a part of the International Thespian Society, and is excited to become a member of Troupe 4391. Outside of school Max enjoys snowboarding, playing the bass guitar, and video games. He has also flown a plane two times while being a part of the Sea Cadets. Ultimately he hopes to become a pilot or get into a stage management career after high school.
Izzie Jones — Assistant Stage Manager
Izzie (Sophomore) is the Assistant Stage Manager for this year’s production. This is her third FHS theater production; she has previously worked on house for Frankenstein and The Music Man, and she was an Assistant Stage Manager for props and costumes in middle school for the Little Mermaid Jr. Izzie’s excited to be more involved in tech this year. She is also in the NHS and yearbook and the FHS Orchestra program. In her free time she likes to listen to records and play the violin.
Jaime Roman — Key Grip
Jamie (Freshman) is Key Grip. He has previously acted in Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination. He is a fun person who likes singing soprano.
Kate Greiner — Chief Lighting Designer
Kate Greiner (Sophomore) is Chief Lighting Designer for OUAM. She has also been Lighting Designer for Frankenstein, The Music Man, and the 2021 One Acts. Outside of theater, she participates in Key Club, the Swim Team, and Scouts BSA. Kate loves the creative aspect of lighting design, and the ability to be tedious with the elements that make lighting magical. She treasures the details that go into theater, and loves the inside jokes that go with them. She enjoys painting, sewing, and hating on Star Trek: Discovery. She wants to thank her family and friends for the endless support, GIF wars, and late night microwaved meals.
Jackson Watts — Assistant Lighting Designer
Jackson Watts (Sophomore) is Assistant Lighting Designer, and he also operates the lighting board for Act Two. Jackson has previously run lights for this year’s One Acts Festival and Frederick’s Got Talent. During The Music Man he was the stage right spotlight operator and helped with building the set. During last year’s production of Frankenstein Jackson was the house manager and helped with building the set. Outside of theater his hobbies include board games with game club, and writing computer code, and he is also in the FHS Tenor Bass Choir. After High School Jackson hopes to design theater lights professionally.
Emmanuel Gonzalez — Chief Sound Designer & Props
Emmanuel Gonzalez (Sophomore) is the Chief Sound Designer for Once Upon a Mattress. He has also been a Sound Technician for Frankenstein, The Music Man, the 2022 Frederick’s Got Talent, and both the 2021 and 2022 One Acts Festivals. Outside of school he creates cosplay based on popular culture such as Star Wars, Marvel, DC, etc. He will be perusing a career in software development.
TJ Mogensen — Assistant Sound
TJ (Sophomore) is currently a sophomore and this is his second year working with the Frederick high school theater program. TJ began his perilous journey as a sound technician last year during The Music Man production. Since then, he has endured rigorous training in order to excel his skills in sound design. Outside of school, TJ enjoys playing board games/D&D, gaming, and drinking root beer. He enjoys playing music and is also in the FHS percussion section.
Isabella Zeiler — Assistant Make-up & Costumes
Isabella (Senior) is an Assistant Make-up and Costumes technician. This is her first musical theatre production with our school. Outside of theatre she is a cheerleader on team Nitro at Steele athletics and is in two FHS Choirs.
Mia Salas — Seamstress
Mia Salas (Sophomore) is the Seamstress for this production. This is her second Musical Production with Frederick Theater. Previously Mia has worked tech for Frankenstein, two One Acts Festivals, All Together Now in collaboration with other high schools, and last year’s musical The Music Man. Inside the theater world Mia specializes in Costuming, although she has previously worked in both Props and Stage Management. Outside of theater Mia loves to draw, decorate spaces, and collect all sorts of trinkets.
Andi Long — Costume Chief
Crow (Andi) Long (Freshman) is a first time Costume Chief. While not on stage, he loves helping out with community projects, art, making music and crafting.
Callie Pike — Costume Chief
Callie Pike (Freshman) is a Costume Chief for this year’s musical Once Upon a Mattress. She has previously acted in The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella. Along with acting in those musicals, she also helped with costumes and props in past productions.
Cooper Dujardin — Props Chief
Cooper dujardin (Freshman) is a Props Chief and stagehand for OUAM. In the past, he was going to be a part of the Coal Ridge musical The Little Mermaid Jr. as a sea creature. Sadly however, he never performed since it had been cancelled. Cooper is also a band student, playing tuba and sousaphone for the school, and attends game club and anime club. Outside of school, he is a part of Boy Scouts of America. In Scouts, he holds the Patrol Leader position. In his free time, he likes to watch anime.
Cooper Dujardin — Props Chief
Cooper dujardin (Freshman) is a Props Chief and stagehand for OUAM. In the past, he was going to be a part of the Coal Ridge musical The Little Mermaid Jr. as a sea creature. Sadly however, he never performed since it had been cancelled. Cooper is also a band student, playing tuba and sousaphone for the school, and attends game club and anime club. Outside of school, he is a part of Boy Scouts of America. In Scouts, he holds the Patrol Leader position. In his free time, he likes to watch anime.
Annalise Hubenett — Props Chief
Annalise (Junior) is one of the Props Chiefs. She has been in the house crew for past productions like Frankenstein and The Music Man. Outside of theater her favorite thing to do is swim.
Alissa Foster - Costumes
Alissa (Freshman) is a part of the costume crew.
Peyton Frame — Costumes
Peyton (Freshman) is a part of the costume crew. This is her first production with Frederick, with no previous productions. Offstage, Peyton enjoys reading and art.
Ivonne Sambrano — Costumes
Ivonne (Freshman) is part of costume and makeup. This is her first production at Frederick with no previous experience. Offstage, she enjoys listening to music, doing makeup, and watching movies and TV shows.

Bios – Directors & Staff

Mr. Kevin Brown - Theatrical and Vocal Director
Kevin Brown is the Choral Music Teacher at Frederick High School. He holds a masters of Choral Education from Univ. of Northern Colorado, and a specialist degree in Administration from CU Denver. Mr Brown loves working with the talented students at FHS and enjoys musicals, no matter what he says during production week! Mr. Brown is also a trustee for the Town of Frederick and enjoys looking out for the wider community here in Frederick. He and his beautiful wife Autumn enjoy traveling and hosting exchange students every year. This year he has Lari from Brazil and Greta from Sweden, both of whom are in our show! He would like to thank his family for their support during this busy time of year.
Mr. Kyle H. J. Liss - Pit Orchestra and Assistant Technical Director
Mr. Kyle H. J. Liss is a music educator, string pedagogue, jazz pianist, and composer/producer originally from Chicago, IL. He holds a BA in Music, Jazz Studies emphasis from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a Master’s in Music Education from The University of Colorado Boulder. He has gigged as a professional musician since age sixteen; has composed eight albums worth of original material across many genres, styles, and instrumentations; and toured the U.S. with a band he booked and managed for seven years. Since he became Director of Orchestras for FHS in 2018, he has overseen the growth of the string program from two to five orchestras, and has lead the FHS Symphonic Orchestra to earn Superior (the highest possible) ratings at both the Regional and State American String Teachers Association Festivals. He directs the Pit Orchestra for the yearly FHS Musical, earning state-level recognition in 2018 for the production of Disney’s Newsies, with a performance at the Colorado Thespian Conference at the Bellco Theatre. He continues to compose, produce, and release music under the name KJ Liss, through which you can find him on all major streaming platforms. He is an avid believer in the importance and benefits of life-long music making, and is grateful for the opportunity to inspire young artists on their musical journey.

Kyle would like to thank his wife Sydnei for her incredible support each year through the endless long nights of rehearsal and countless hours of work that go into each show; his parents for always being there to cheer him on, no matter where his musical career has taken him; his mentors Jason Patera, Dr. Joel Schut, and Patrick Pearson for their years of invaluable guidance; and Christopher DeJulio & Keith Lorimer for their tireless help with this show.

Mr. Chris T. Parr - Assistant Director, Head Technical and Marketing Director
Chris has been an active member of the Northern Colorado Theatre community for over 20 years. He is the owner & Executive Director of the St. Vrain Theatre Company and ShadowMan Marketing. He has directed countless productions, acting in many more (his favorite being Delightful in Dearly Departed) and been a tech on more productions than he can count. In the spring of 2020 he earned a BA in Digital Marketing & is working toward his Master in it. When not on various stage projects he enjoys gardening, baking, and reading.

He would like to thank the directors for giving him the opportunity to work on the production. A special thanks to Christopher DeJulio & Keith Lorimer for helping him & the cast take his set design from the page to the stage; the entire production for his countless requests to get one more photo or try this instead statements; and finally to his Parents for always being there with a meal or letting him borrow one more item for the show.

Mr. Michael Williams - Choral Accompanist and Keyboard 1
Michael Williams is the current Choral Accompanist for Frederick High School, now in his second year at FHS. He has been playing the piano since the age of five and has spent many years accompanying for high school choirs including Frederick, Niwot, Skyline and Estes Park. He began accompanying when he was in the sixth grade at his own middle school in Vale, Oregon and continued through high school. Michael is a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music and performed with the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for three years before pursuing a second career and degree in Culinary Arts. He lives in Mead with his daughter Adeline.
Carli Siders - Vocal Coaching
Keith Lorimer - Build Supervisor & Set Design
Christopher DeJulio - Build Supervisor & Set Design
Amy Riddoch - Stage Coaching
Joanne Senior - Choreography

Song List


Overture — Pit Orchestra
Prologue: Many Moons Ago — Minstrel
Opening for a Princess — Company
In a Little While — Sir Harry & Lady Larken
In a Little While Reprise — Sir Harry & Lady Larken
Shy — Princess Winnifred
The Minstrel, the Jester, and I — Minstrel, Jester, King Sextimus
Sensitivity — Queen Aggravain & Wizard
The Swamps of Home — Princess Winnifred & Ladies in Waiting
Fight — Pit Orchestra
The Spanish Panic (Intro) — Pit Orchestra
Tents — Pit Orchestra
Normandy — Minstrel, Jester, Lady Larken, King Sextimus
The Spanish Panic (Dance) — Pit Orchestra
Song of Love — Prince Dauntless & Company


Entracte — Pit Orchestra
Quiet — Company
Happily Ever After — Princess Winnifred
Man to Man Talk — Prince Dauntless & King Sextimus
Very Soft Shoes — Jester
Yesterday I Loved You — Sir Harry & Lady Larken
Nightingale Lullaby — Nightingale
Finale — Company

A Note from the Directors

Once Upon a Mattress is the 16th annual Frederick High School musical, and it’s the second time that FHS has performed this show. To follow the success of The Music Man, the artistic team at FHS selected this musical for its fun, entertaining, and uplifting qualities. The students have attacked it with gusto, and have thoroughly enjoyed creating such a whimsical and fantastical production.

While some of the themes in Mattress can feel dated, we feel that the heart of the story is a timeless message about overcoming adversity and endeavoring to pursue our dreams. Everyone can relate to someone in the show, whether it be the princess from a far-off land vying for acceptance; the prince who just wishes for a partner in the face of the overbearing queen; or the members of the kingdom who put themselves in danger in the hopes of a brighter day ahead. In the end good triumphs over the stubborn and self-absorbed, and everyone learns to love and grow with one another for the betterment of their future.

Mattress would not have been possible without an incredible team of hard working artists, practical visionaries, and most of all, a desire to see our students succeed. To the Directors, Instructors, Coaches, Families, and Volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to make sure that the musical theatre students of Frederick High School could have a successful, fun, and safe experience: we cannot thank you enough. Please enjoy our show!

Special Thanks

Christopher DeJulio & Keith Lorimer

Traci Lorimer

Bill Parr

Bill’s Baubles & Beads

Judy Ernest

The Armored Faire

Jen Hansen

Ryan Dohoney & Enivision Entertainment

Kevin Dehner

Stapp Toyota

Chris Tone

Ashley Savage

Amy Dellwardt & The CETC Graphic Design Program

The FHS Administrative Team: Dr. Russel Fox, Dr. Jennifer Santos, Mr. Ty Gordon, Mr. Douglas Jackson, and Mrs. Ashlie Swanson

Our Nightingales: Dr. Jennifer Santos, Janis Vogelsberg, and Carli Siders

Dr. Don Haddad, Chase McBride, and Janay Bird