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Once Upon a Mattress

April 24 April 28

Theatre Performance Once Upon a Mattress 2024 Promo Image
April 24–27, 2024 (7:30–9:30 p.m.)
April 28, 2024 (2–4 p.m.)
Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre

Once Upon a Mattress, a comic masterpiece based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, propelled Carol Burnett to stardom as Winnifred the Woebegone, a simple swamp princess hoping to win the hand of the prince despite all odds. This hilariously wacky romp is filled with witty, charming, and wonderfully romantic songs and dance numbers composed by Mary Rodgers. It serves as a delightful bookend to a season that began with a neglected gem by her father, Richard Rodgers.

Directed by Sheri Williams Pannell
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

In-person Tickets

Seniors 65+, *UWM Faculty, Staff & Alumni$17
Youth 17 and Under$12
*UWM Student$12
*PSOA Student (events in your dept.)FREE
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2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211