Theater Works presents the musical comedy “Once Upon A Mattress” on stage April 28 – May 14 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, located at 8355 W. Peoria Ave. If you thought you knew the story of the Princess and the Pea you are in for a walloping surprise. Did you know that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, comedy, and romance, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Learn more or buy tickets.