March 31 & April 1st
Trinity International University – ATO Chapel

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You and your family are invited to join us on March 31 and April 1 for this comedic musical rendition, performed by our TIU Concert Choir and incredible Trinity College students.
Tickets on sale now for each of the three showings.
March 31 at 7:30pm | April 1st at 3pm | April 1 at 7:30pm


Minstrel Caleb McIlhany
Princess 12/Lady Lucille/3rd Lady Siobhan Sinnamon
Wizard Caleb Engelhardt
Lady Larken Betty Dragomir
Queen Aggravain Ruthie Santiago
Prince Dauntless Mark Akert
King Sextimus the Silent Andrew Dills
Jester Matthew Swift
Sir Studley/3rd Knight Joel Hess
1st Knight Benjamin Herman
Rowena/1st Lady/Nightingale Anna Skrzypchak
2nd Lady/Merrill Teresa Evans
Sir Harry Ben De Troye
Princess Winnifred Gaby Plascencia
Other voices/parts from the TIU Concert Choir
Many Moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
Music by Mary Rodgers Lyrics by Marshall Barer Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.

About the Director

About the Director

Charles King, MM, MEd, MA
Professor King has directed the Trinity Concert Choir since 2017. Prior to coming to Trinity, Professor King was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College, College of DuPage, and Trinity College.

For 27 years he was a pastoral minister of music, at Berean Baptist Church (Burnsville, Minnesota) and College Church in Wheaton (Illinois). He holds masters degrees in Music History (Northwestern University), Educational Studies (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Historical Theology (Wheaton College). His theology thesis combines musicology, theology, and practical musical-liturgical studies.

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