Duration: 50-70 minutes
A Brand New Adaptation by iTheatrics
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
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 it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling 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.
In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger actors and audiences, but all the magic, hilarity and fun of the original are still in place. Getting To Know... Once Upon A Mattress is the perfect show to introduce young people to the magic of live theater.
Many Moons Ago
[Dauntless, Minstrel, Jester, King, Queen, Ensemble]

SCENE 1: The Grand Hall in the Castle
Opening for a Princess
[Dauntless, Larken, Rowena, Lucille, Knights, Ladies]

SCENE 2: A Corridor in the Castle
Reprise: Many Moon Ago
[Winnifred, Ensemble]

3 Women (Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, Queen Aggravain, Lady Larken)

5 Men (Prince Dauntless the Drab, Sir Harry, The Minstrel, The Jester, The Silent King)

1 Woman (Lady Beatrice)

1 Man (The Wizard)

Singers and dancers portraying the Ladies and Knights of the Kingdom.

Princess Winnifred the Woebegone - is down-to-earth and without pretensions. Unlike what you might expect from of a princess, Winnifred is just an ordinary, high spirited girl. Having grown up in the swamps, she doesn't conduct herself in the formal way the others in the castle do. It is her natural, ingenuous quality that sets her apart from the other Ladies of the kingdom and makes Dauntless fall in love with her.

Prince Dauntless the Drab - as him name implies, is kind of a sad-sack and somewhat listless. Although his overbearing mother controls his life and he is an obedient son, he still has hopes of someday finding a girl to marry of whom his mother will approve. Like Winnifred, he is honest and sincere. She gives him confidence in himself and within the course of the musical, we see him grow

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