The high school production of Once Upon a Mattress was a success. It's really a very cute story (a musical take off on The Princess and the Pea). It's so rewarding to see the hard work of the students pay off. They put an awful lot into these plays. I think Natalie was home a total of ten non-sleeping minutes in the past three weeks while rehearsals went into overdrive. And I'm proud that not only did she perform her part (lady in waiting/chorus) well, but she maintained her grade average while spending so much time at rehearsals. Which, if you know anything about my daughter, is a huge accomplishment. The rest of the cast was stellar, especially the girl who played Princess Winifred. Her comedic timing was impeccable and man, could she belt out a song. [click for bigger - Nat is in pink] Beautifully done, but I'm glad it's overwith. An exhausted teenager is a cranky teenager.