“Once Upon a Mattress”
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson & Dean Fuller
If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, 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, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, 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.

Recent Productions
WhereOpening Night
Spotlight Players 3/15/2013
Somerset Valley Players 9/7/2007
Middlesex County Plays in the Park 7/18/2007
GB Productions 9/14/2006
Cumberland Players 7/13/2006
Playful Theater Productions 7/7/2005
NENA Productions Theater Project 5/13/2005
Livingston Theatre Company 3/3/2005
Margate Players 8/13/2004
JCC Musical Theater Company 8/7/2004
Enchanted Players 9/13/2002
Spring Lake Theatre Company 2/1/2002
Mercer County Community College 2/2/2001
East Brunswick Community Players 9/8/2000

Preformance Rights

Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.