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Once Upon a Mattress Comes to The Lynn Theatre

Primary Media Contact:

Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:

Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on March 21, 2019

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – The community is invited to join us in April, as the curtain goes up at The Lynn Theatre on John Tyler Community College’s theatre program’s spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress. In this fun and contemporary take on the classic fairytale the Princess and the Pea, we follow the journey of the courageous Princess Winnifred as she comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on life and love. This family-friendly comedic musical is sure to have audience-goers of all ages laughing and even humming along with the show’s tunes.

Once Upon a Mattress show dates are April 4, April 5, April 6, April 11, April 12, and April 13. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. in The Lynn Theatre located inside the T Building on Tyler’s Midlothian Campus (800 Charter Colony Pkwy.). Tickets are $10 per person. Current Tyler students are free with a valid student ID.

In addition, Tyler alumni are invited to join us before the show on April 12 for an Alumni Night at the Theatre. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor terrace of the T Building. Admission to the Alumni Night reception is free. A cash bar will be available. Tickets to Once Upon a Mattress may be purchased in advance or at the box office the evening of the show. Alumni interested in attending the reception are asked to RSVP at

To learn more about Once Upon a Mattress or to purchase tickets to one of the performances, go to

Directions to Tyler’s Midlothian Campus may be found online at

Once Upon a Mattress features music by Mary Rodgers; is based on the book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer; and includes lyrics by Marshall Barer. It is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals ( 

John Tyler Community College offers more than 60 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, a Nursing Education Center, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 14,300 students during the 2017-18 academic year. It also assisted more than 7,000 learners through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.

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