“Once Upon a Mattress” at The Playful Theater Company

“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.

Performed by The Playful Theater Company
At Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
Performances ran
Thursday, July 7, 2005 thru Saturday, July 16, 2005
Performances 
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.