Once Upon A Mattress


Once Upon a Mattress

Rivertown Theaters - Kenner, LA

A whimsical musical retelling of the classic "Princess and the Pea" fairy tale, featuring a spirited princess, a kingdom of quirky characters, and a touch of royal romance.

March 14 - 30, 2025


Directed by Gary Rucker

Mainstage, Run time: ~2.5hrs, Rated: G

Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larken and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.