Watts Hall Community Players has announced that this summer's musical will be “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Directed by Lynna Henderson and Sean Fleming and produced by Emily Carver, this funny, lovable, high-energy show has lots of lead roles for both women and men (especially since there are several important roles that are written for men that can easily be cast as women) and a large, multi-age chorus. So there is lots of room for lots to shine.

While rehearsals will begin in May as usual, auditions, to be announced soon, will be a little earlier this year so that the production can get a head start on the challenging task of costuming everyone. Those interested in working on the technical side are encouraged to contact Carver at emilycarve@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.