Once Upon a Mattress

Musical
Original
In this musical version of The Princess and the Pea, Princess Winnifred is an ungainly, brash girl competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless, whose domineering mother Queen Aggravain has declared he must marry a "true" princess before anyone else in the kingdom can marry.


Once Upon a Mattress played 216 performances Off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, followed by 244 performances on Broadway at the Alvin, Winter Garden, Cort and St. James Theatres.
  • Book: Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer
  • Music: Mary Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Marshall Barer

Awards

Theatre World
1960 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1960 Actress in a Musical Nominee
1960 Musical Nominee