Getting to Know... Once Upon A Mattress
Getting to Know... Once Upon A Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers | Lyrics by Marshall Barer | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
The Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. 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 attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production.
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Vocal Range of Characters:

NameVocal TypeLow NoteHigh Note
Princess Winnifred the WoebegoneMezzo-SopranoAb

Bb

Queen AggravainAltoAB
Prince Dauntless the DrabBaritoneA

Eb

WizardBaritoneBD
Sir HarryTenorCF
Lady LarkenSopranoDF
MinstrelBaritoneGB

This role can be played by a male or female actor.

JesterBaritoneGBb

This role can be played by a male or female actor.

LucilleMezzo-SopranoABb
RowenaMezzo-SopranoCB
1st KnightPlease select typeC#G#
2nd KnightPlease select typeEB
3rd KnightPlease select typeC#C#

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STANDARD

    • 1 – Accompaniment Tracks (CD)
    • 1 – Digital Resources Disc (CD)
    • 1 – Digital Resources Download
    • 1 – Guide to Choreography & Staging (DVD)
    • 1 – Production Guide
    • 1 – Vocal Tracks (CD)
    • 30 – Student Script
    • 1 – Piano Vocal Score
  • GTK ONCE UPON A MATTRESS-Student Script 10
    • 10 – Student Script

ADDITIONAL

  • GTK ONCE UPON A MATTRESS-Libretto-Vocal 10 Pack
    • 10 – Libretto Vocal Book
  • GTK ONCE UPON A MATTRESS-
    • 1 – Piano Vocal Score
    • 1 – Student Script
  • GTK ONCE UPON A MATTRESS-Libretti-Vocal 10 Pack

    Cast Requirements for Getting to Know... Once Upon A Mattress

    CHARACTERS
    (in order of appearance)
    Prince Dauntless the Drab
    Minstrel
    Jester
    Queen Aggravain
    King
    Princess #12
    Lady Larken
    Wizard
    Lucille
    Rowena
    Sir Harry
    Princess Winnifred the Woebegone
    1st Knight
    2nd Knight
    3rd Knight
    Beatrice
    Harold
    Knights
    Ladies-in-Waiting
    Chorus

    Set Requirements for Getting to Know... Once Upon A Mattress

    ONCE UPON A MATTRESS takes place many moons ago, in a far-off place. However, it requires only a simple set and some props and small set pieces to suggest the three different locations.

    SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
    The Grand Hall in the Castle
    A Corridor in the Castle
    Winnifred’s Bedchamber

    Materials Notes

    Special Feature: Instant Digital Downloads

    Once you have been approved for a license, you will receive an email from the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization welcoming you to the Getting To Know family. This email will include a download link for the following digital resources:

    • Audition-ready materials, including ready-to-print, show-specific audition music, scenes, and even specially created audition accompaniment tracks (Audition accompanist optional!)
    • Show specific information, including a music cue sheet, props list, scene-by-scene set breakdown, a list of costumes by character, and official show artwork
    • A digital copy of the Production Guide, which you can use on your tablets and mobile devices
    • A complete set of Vocal Tracks for the show - start your rehearsals now!

    By accessing these digital resources, you can begin the process of planning your show, and even hold auditions, prior to receiving your printed Production Pack. No more waiting for your show materials to arrive!

    New Production Pack Resources:

    iTheatrics built on the strength of the original G2K resources and brought them up to date with the best practices from the field. Materials are streamlined and consist of:

    • Production Guide
    • Student Scripts
    • Piano/Vocal Score
    • Accompaniment and Vocal Tracks
    • Guide to Choreography and Staging DVD
    • Digital Resources Disc.
    This means fewer physical books for you to carry. It also means that the resources you need most in rehearsals like Vocal Tracks and the Production Guide can be uploaded onto your mobile device. Forgot your Production Guide? No worries, you can now access it on your iPad. This is an industry first, and something that will make putting on a show with young people even better!

     


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