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Once Upon a Mattress   

Broadhurst Theatre, (12/19/1996 - 6/01/1997)
First Preview: Nov 18, 1996 Total Previews: 35
Opening Date: Dec 19, 1996    
Closing Date: Jun 01, 1997 Total Performances: 188

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and about the castle, Spring 1428.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Dodger Productions and Joop Van Den Ende
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Based on "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen; Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Vocal arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; Incidental music arranged by Eric Stern
Directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Choreographed by Liza Gennaro
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Costume Design: Angelina Avallone; Associate Lighting Design: Rita Kogler; Associate Sound Design: J.R. Conklin
Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein); General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Steven H. David; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Steve Beckler; Stage Manager: Brian Meister
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Todd Ellison; Concert Master: Michael Roth; Woodwinds: Edward Joffe, Richard A. Heckman and Roger Rosenberg; Trumpet: Joe Mosello and Glenn Drewes; Trombone: Keith O'Quinn; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting; Cello: David Miller and Laura Bontrager; Bass: Richard Sarpola; Drums/Percussion: John Meyers; Keyboards: Todd Ellison and Adam Ben-David
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Thomas Titone; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Princess Pratfall Coordinator: Rick Sordelet
Sarah Jessica Parker
Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
David Aaron Baker
Prince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Laura Bontrager
The Royal Cellist
Ann Brown
The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Maria Calabrese
Lawrence Clayton
a travelling player
Lewis Cleale
Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Nick Cokas
Other Player
David Elder
Thursday Farrar
Pascale Faye
The Royal Ballet
David Hibbard
David Jennings
Jane Krakowski
Lady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Sebastian LaCause
Heath Lamberts
The King Sextimus
Aixa M. Rosario Medina
Janet Metz
Jason Opsahl
Tina Ou
Arte Phillips
The Royal Ballet
Other Player
Stephen Reed
Other Player
Maitre 'd
Tom Alan Robbins
Master Merton
confidante to the Queen
Mary Lou Rosato
The Queen Aggravain
Jennifer Smith
Princess #12
Bob Walton
Royal Quizmaster
Swings: Pamela Gold and Thomas Titone
Understudies: Ann Brown (Lady Larken), David Elder (Sir Harry), Janet Metz (Princess Winnifred), Jason Opsahl (Minstrel), Stephen Reed (Master Merton), Tom Alan Robbins (The King Sextimus), Jennifer Smith (The Queen Aggravain) and Bob Walton (Jester, Prince Dauntless)
Tony Award®
1997 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions and Joop Van Den Ende
music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer
ACT 1 Sung By
Many Moons Ago Minstrel (a travelling player) and Players
An Opening for a Princess Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting), Knights and Ladies
In a Little While Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
Shy Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot) and Knights
The Minstrel, The Jester and I The King Sextimus, Minstrel (a travelling player) and Jester
Sensitivity The Queen Aggravain
Swamps of Home Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain) and Ladies
Normandy Minstrel (a travelling player), Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Spanish Panic The Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Knights and Ladies
Song of Love Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Knights and Ladies
ACT 2 Sung By
Quiet Entire Court
Goodnight, Sweet Princess Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Happily Ever After Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot)
Man to Man Talk The King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Very Soft Shoes Jester
Yesterday I Loved You Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald) and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Lullaby The Nightingale of Samarkand (a royal pet)
Finale Entire Court