2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In part III of its Spring Theatre Festival honoring three generations of musical writers – Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers & Adam Guettel, Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), and its celebrated musical theatre program, presents Mary Rodgers' Once Upon a Mattress, a comic musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller.
Reimagined in the Roaring 20's, the MMC production recasts the royal family as a Gatsbyesque aristocracy, the Ladies in Waiting as a gaggle of flappers, and surrounds the Minstrel with a troupe of madcap vaudevillians. The direction and choreography will be by Parallel Exit performer Ryan Kasprzak, and music direction by W. Brent Sawyer.