The play was Once Upon A Mattress which is a derivative of Princess and the Pea, and the part she wanted was the queen although she loved the music for the female lead as well. The biggest problem with the lead part is the fact that the Prima Donna is now 5'10" and since she is still in middle school, few of the boys are even close to that.
She was selected as the understudy for the queen, but her main roles was part of the ensemble or a lady-in-waiting. She has been singing the songs non-stop around here (except when she has been singing the songs from Les Mis...) Sadly, she only got to play the part of the queen one day when her friend was absent.
There were actually three performances, one for the school and two for the parents. We attended on Wednesday night because it was easier with the ballgame schedule. Prima Donna did an excellent job! She is a born actress and could likely go far in that area if she wanted to put in the time. She is taking theater next year so we will see if it is something that will hold her interest.
|Prima Donna is in the blue dress.|
No wonder that poor girl couldn't sleep!