The stars of the upcoming Transport Group revival of Once Upon a Mattress met the press at their rehearsal studio on November 12. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will run from November 23-January 3 at Abrons Arts Center
As previously announced, Jackie Hoffman (On the Town) stars as Princess Winnifred alongside John "Lypsinka" Epperson (My Deah, The Passion of the Crawford) as the malevolent Queen Aggravain.
The cast also includes Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner (On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless. Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue, Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed, and Doug Shapiro round out the company.
Check out TheaterMania's photos from the press preview in the gallery below.
Once Upon a Mattress features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and a book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller. The "Princess and the Pea"-inspired musical follows the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, who arrives on the scene to win the hapless heart of Prince Dauntless.
The creative team includes scenic design by Sandra Goldmark, costume design by Kathryn Rohe, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy, sound design by Walter Trarbach, musical staging and choreography by Scott Rink, musical direction by Matt Castle, and arrangements and new orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle. The production will also feature live drawings by Ken Fallin.