Youth Bring Fairytales to Life with Once Upon A Mattress

Hobart – Regional Performing Arts Company kicks off their second season bringing to life characters from the beloved fairytale, the Princess and the Pea, in their production of “Once Upon A Mattress.” This hilarious musical retelling of the classic tale gives upward of two dozen young actors and actresses the chance to shine on stage–all while answering the question “What really kept the princess awake that night?”

Four shows will be presented at the Hobart High School Auditorium: September 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7 with open seating–children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting or calling 1-800-838-3006 and selecting extension 1.

On September 22, RPAC will present an afternoon “Princess and the Tea” character event for children and their families in the Hobart High School Great Hall. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and admission includes tea-time snacks as well as meet-and-greet with the cast of characters. Tickets are $10 and available at or the first weekend performances of “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Dedicated to serving youth in and around Porter County, Regional Performing Arts Company is a theater group that showcases young talent in its productions. Requiring students to regularly fill out roles intended for actors of all ages, RPAC helps build confidence and interpersonal skills in their young actors. To become involved with RPAC or receive upcoming audition announcements to your inbox, visit

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