Does Princess Winnifred have what it takes to save the medieval world from the evil Queen Aggravain? Audiences at Camden Hills Regional High School will learn the answer this autumn when Camden Hills presents the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Performances, under the direction of Kimberly Murphy, are scheduled for Nov. 5, 6, 12, and 13, all at 7 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” “Once Upon a Mattress” began its original off-Broadway run in 1959 and features music by Mary Rodgers (daughter of composer Richard Rodgers and author of the book and film “Freaky Friday”) and lyrics by Marshall Barer. The show launched the career of comedienne Carol Burnett, as Princess Winnifred, a role that will be filled at Camden Hills by Shayna Cohen. Maddie Chilton has the part of wicked Queen Aggravain, and Eddie McCluskey plays her beleaguered husband, King Sextimus the Silent. Morgan Cates is their son, Prince Dauntless the Drab, who would like to marry, if only his possessive and controlling mother would let him. Aurora Stromberg (Lady Larken) and Sean Fay (Sir Harry) play lovers with a particular problem, while Sean Bardon (the Wizard) does his best to maintain the status quo.

Other cast members include: Andy Schlebecker (the Minstrel), Ian Doran (the Jester), and Adrienne Brown (the Nightingale of Samarkand). Nick Murphy, Lizzie Emmett, Alex Wilder, John Cummons, Anna Grigo, Savannah Szumilas, Lila Moore, and Jenna Hill portray a bevy of knights and ladies. The show’s large vocal ensemble includes Paige Courtney, Sarah Palermo, Rebekah Nappa, Taylor Fairfield, Lizzie Cox, Emma Theobalds, Lydia Powell, Margaret Keefe, Jolly Brown, Alice Limoges, Julie Beauchesne, Kate Rich, Lindsay Taylor, Annie Brady, Hannah Homans, Louisa Klemperer, Frannie Howard-Girard, Courtney Gautreau, Molly Turner-Watts, Alex Smith, Evan Donoso, Will Conover, Jacob Corney, Duncan Hall, Jonah Carter, and Riley Duggan. Led by choreographer Korinn Scattaloni, dancers are Stephanie Leclerc, Emily Sargent, Emma Brown, Olivia Penney, Melissa Potter, and Rebecca Stoutamyer. Kathleen Hawkes is the show’s assistant director, Doreen Duke is the producer, Sophie Salas is student producer, and Joani Mitchell directs the orchestra, which includes student musicians Elizabeth Belair, Sam McKenna, Logan Sampson, Carrick Gambell, and Jenny Karod. Costumer Tori Manzi and Technical Director Rick Ash also contribute their talents, assisted by a host of creative and innovative student technicians and artists.

Ticket prices are $10 reserved, $6 and $8 general admission. For more information, call the Camden Hills box office at 236-7800, ext. 282.