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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 [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by T. Edward Hambleton, Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart
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
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nathan Parnes
Stage Manager: John Allen and George Quick
Publicity Director: Ben Kornzweig and Karl Bernstein; Press Associate: Robert E. Feinberg; Casting: Judith Abbott; Dance Captain: Gloria Stevens
Carol Burnett
Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
Joe Bova
Prince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Allen Case
Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Jack Gilford
The King Sextimus
Anne Jones
Lady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Matt Mattox
Harry Snow
a travelling player
Robert Weil
Jane White
The Queen Aggravain
Dorothy Aull
Lady Rowena
Dorothy D'Honau
Lady Dorothy
Christopher Edwards
Sir Christopher
Luce Ennis
Lady Lucille
Dorothy Frank
Lady Dora
Chris Karner
Lady Mabelle
Patsi King
Lady Merrill
Jim Maher
Tom Mixon
Sir Luce
David Neuman
Sir Harold
Jerry Newby
Sir Studley
Howard Parker
Lord Howard
Julian Patrick
Lord Patrick
Ginny Perlowin
The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Dan Resin
Sir Daniel
Mary Stanton
Princess Number Twelve
Gloria Stevens
Lady Beatrice
Jim Stevenson
Sir 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)
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
Theatre World
winner 1960 Award [recipient]
Carol Burnett
music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer
ACT 1 Sung By
Many Moons Ago Minstrel and Players
An Opening for a Princess Prince Dauntless, Lady Larken, Knights and Ladies
In a Little While Lady Larken and Sir Harry
In a Little While (Reprise) Lady Larken and Sir Harry
Shy Princess Winnifred, Sir Studley, Knights and Ladies
The Minstrel, The Jester and I The King Sextimus, Minstrel and Jester
Sensitivity The Queen Aggravain and Wizard
Swamps of Home Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless and Ladies
Normandy Minstrel, Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken
Spanish Panic Jester, Lady Dora, Lady Beatrice, The Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless, Knights and Ladies
Song of Love Prince Dauntless, Princess Winnifred, Knights and Ladies
ACT 2 Sung By
Quiet Jester, Knights and Ladies
Happily Ever After Princess Winnifred
Man to Man Talk The King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless
Very Soft Shoes Jester, Knights and Ladies
Yesterday I Loved You Sir Harry and Lady Larken
Lullaby The Nightingale of Samarkand
Finale Entire Court