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Once Upon a Mattress, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Announces Complete Casting

Lypsinka costars as Queen Aggravain in the musical revival.

Jackie Hoffman will star as Princess Winnifred in the off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress.
Jackie Hoffman will star as Princess Winnifred in the off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress.
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Full casting has been announced for the Transport Group revival of Once Upon a Mattress, at Abrons Arts Center. Directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, performances will run from November 29-January 3, 2016.

As previously announced, Jackie Hoffman (On the Town) will star as Princess Winnifred alongside John "Lypsinka" Epperson (My Deah, The Passion of the Crawford) as the malevolent Queen Aggravain.

The cast will also feature 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.

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.

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