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Once Upon a Mattress   

 
Phoenix Theatre, (5/11/1959 - Closing date unknown)
Alvin Theatre, (11/25/1959 - 2/22/1960)
Winter Garden Theatre, (2/24/1960 - 4/23/1960)
Cort Theatre, (4/25/1960 - 5/07/1960)
St. James Theatre, (5/09/1960 - 7/02/1960)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: May 11, 1959    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 1960 Total Performances: 244

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



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by T. Edward Hambleton, Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart; Assistant to the producers: Pete Feller and Katie Feller
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck and Carroll Huxley; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Directed by George Abbott; Musical Staging by Joe Layton; Assistant to the director: Jack Sydow; Assistant to the choreographer: John Smolko
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Assistant to the Eckarts (Scenery): Peter Harvey; Assistant to the Eckarts (Costumes): Hazel Roy
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nathan Parnes; Assistant to the Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky
Stage Manager: John Allen and George Quick
Assistant Conductor: Joseph Lewis
Publicity Director: Ben Kornzweig and Karl Bernstein; Press Associate: Robert E. Feinberg; Casting: Judith Abbott; Dance Captain: Gloria Stevens; General Assistant: David Guthrie
Cast
Carol BurnettPrincess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
Joe BovaPrince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Allen CaseSir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Jack GilfordThe King Sextimus
Anne JonesLady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Matt MattoxJester
Harry SnowMinstrel
a travelling player
Robert WeilWizard
Jane WhiteThe Queen Aggravain
Dorothy AullLady Rowena
Dorothy D'HonauLady Dorothy
Christopher EdwardsSir Christopher
Luce EnnisLady Lucille
Dorothy FrankLady Dora
Chris KarnerPrincess
Prologue
Lady Mabelle
Patsi KingLady Merrill
Jim MaherPrince
Prologue
Tom MixonSir Luce
David NeumanSir Harold
Jerry NewbySir Studley
Howard ParkerLord Howard
Julian PatrickLord Patrick
Ginny PerlowinThe Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Dan ResinSir Daniel
Mary StantonPrincess Number Twelve
Gloria StevensQueen
Prologue
Lady Beatrice
Jim StevensonSir Steven
Standby: Will Lee (The King Sextimus)
Understudies: Dorothy Aull (Princess Winnifred), Patsi King (Queen), Tom Mixon (Prince Dauntless), Jerry Newby (Jester, Wizard), Mary Stanton (Lady Larken) and Jim Stevenson (Minstrel)
Theatre World
winner 1960 Award [recipient] 
  Carol Burnett
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Jay Thompson , Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller ;  Lyrics by Marshall Barer ;  Music by Mary Rodgers ;  Produced by T. Edward Hambleton , Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carol Burnett
music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer
ACT 1 Sung By
Many Moons AgoMinstrel (a travelling player) and Players
An Opening for a PrincessPrince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting), Knights and Ladies
In a Little WhileLady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
In a Little While (Reprise) Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
ShyPrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Sir Studley, Knights and Ladies
The Minstrel, The Jester and IThe King Sextimus, Minstrel (a travelling player) and Jester
SensitivityThe Queen Aggravain and Wizard
Swamps of HomePrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain) and Ladies
NormandyMinstrel (a travelling player), Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Spanish PanicJester, Lady Dora, Lady Beatrice, The Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Knights and Ladies
Song of LovePrince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Knights and Ladies
ACT 2 Sung By
QuietJester, Knights and Ladies
Happily Ever AfterPrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot)
Man to Man TalkThe King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Very Soft ShoesJester, Knights and Ladies
Yesterday I Loved YouSir Harry (Knight of the Herald) and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
LullabyThe Nightingale of Samarkand (a royal pet)
FinaleEntire Court