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Once Upon A Mattress

First Preview: Feb 05, 2019

Opening Date: Feb 22, 2019

Closing Date: Mar 17, 2019

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Gallery Players

199 14th St Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Gallery Players’ comic and progressive retelling of The Princess and the Pea will make you rethink your expectations of fairy tales. 

Once Upon a Mattress is the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, raucous comedy, fabulous dance numbers, and a happily-ever-after, this musical will appeal to audiences both young and old.

An inversion of the usual fairy tale plot, it is the sweet and sensitive Prince Dauntless who is waiting for a princess to rescue him and help him find true love. Meanwhile, the entire kingdom is subject to a law that keeps anyone from being wed until the prince marries. The realm is ruled by a fabulous but overbearing queen and a non-verbal king who are at odds as to what their son and (by extension) the kingdom truly needs.

Once Upon a Mattress premiered on Broadway in 1959 after its successful Off-Broadway run. Featuring the compositions of Mary Rodgers and starring Carol Burnett in her breakout role, this musical created one of the first well-known atypical princesses in popular culture
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

The story occasionally, with humor and joyfulness, makes reference to conception and personal intimacy.

Performance Schedule:



Mary Rodgers


Marshall Barer


Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer


Barrie Gelles


Barrie Gelles

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

$20 - $55


Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available. For wheelchair access, please alert the house manager upon arrival or by calling 718-832-0617 24 hrs. in advance


Seats 99.


elevator is available


Three steps to enter the building from the sidewalk. The theatre is located one floor down, and is accessible by elevator or stairs. The staff can provide full access for all handicapped or wheelchair patrons.


Located one flight up from the main level

Water Fountain

Concessions are available on the same level as the theatre.

Directions Subway

F to 4th Ave.; R to 9th St.

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