Detour Company Theatre presents
Once Upon a Mattress

Opening on Broadway in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress ran for 460 performances and was nominated for Best Musical at the 1960 Tony® Awards. Written by Jay Thompson, music by Mary Rogers, and lyrics by Marshall Barer, this musical comedy adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Princess and the Pea is sure to win the hearts of a prince, and an audience.

Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides side-splitting shenanigans.


  • Date:
    June 11
  • Time:
    3:00 PM
  • Cost:
  • Location:
    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    7380 E 2nd St
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