History Theatre / OnceUponAMattress

6th Jul '17 9:50:44 PM nombretomado
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A musical comedy that parodies the well-known story of "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea", ''Once Upon a Mattress'' started as a Broadway play, then later appeared as a TV special (more than once). It premiered in 1959, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. As TheOtherWiki states, it's a popular choice for high school and community theater shows.

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A musical comedy that parodies the well-known story of "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea", ''Once Upon a Mattress'' started as a Broadway play, then later appeared as a TV special (more than once). It premiered in 1959, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states, it's a popular choice for high school and community theater shows.
24th Apr '17 11:40:09 AM Golondrina
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Its most prominent claim to fame is that it was the breakout role for actress CarolBurnett, who played Princess Winifred on Broadway, and appeared in several TV versions of the musical (first playing the princess, and then switched to playing the Queen as she got older). One Broadway revival featured Sarah Jessica Parker in the role. Tracey Ullman played her in the most recent TV film, which premiered on ''[[Series/WaltDisneyPresents The Wonderful World of Disney]]'' in 2005.

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Its most prominent claim to fame is that it was the breakout role for actress CarolBurnett, Creator/CarolBurnett, who played Princess Winifred on Broadway, and appeared in several TV versions of the musical (first playing the princess, and then switched to playing the Queen as she got older). One Broadway revival featured Sarah Jessica Parker in the role. Tracey Ullman played her in the most recent TV film, which premiered on ''[[Series/WaltDisneyPresents The Wonderful World of Disney]]'' in 2005.
25th Jan '17 7:10:23 AM Maestrojosh87
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* TheVoiceless: The King is the only silent character for whole musical. [[spoiler:He's able to get his voice back after his son finally stands up to his mother and turns her into this.]]

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* TheVoiceless: The King is the only silent character for whole musical. [[spoiler:He's able to get his voice back after his son finally [[TheDogBitesBack stands up to his mother mother]] and turns her into this.]]
4th Oct '16 2:17:36 PM Puterboy1
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** TheTalk song, with Sextimus describing sex in pantomime and/or sign language.
** Queen Aggravain's reaction to the pea in the 2005 television adaptation is a thinly veiled imitation of an orgasm.
9th Jun '16 7:33:24 AM kataangluvr
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* TheMute: The King is the only silent character for whole musical. [[spoiler:He's able to get his voice back after Fred passes his wife's mattress test and the ''Queen'' becomes this.]]


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* TheVoiceless: The King is the only silent character for whole musical. [[spoiler:He's able to get his voice back after his son finally stands up to his mother and turns her into this.]]
9th Jun '16 7:29:53 AM kataangluvr
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* TheMute: The King is the only silent character for whole musical. [[spoiler:He's able to get his voice back after Fred passes his wife's mattress test and the ''Queen'' becomes this.]]
9th May '16 9:24:04 PM esq263
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In disclosing her pregnancy, Larken implies that the baby was conceived on Whitsunday, and subsequently mentions that the baby is due in November. The problem: Whitsunday, also known as Pentecost, can occur on May 11 at the earliest, and usually occurs somewhat later, resulting in a six-month due date. So, it's either an example of this trope, perhaps combined with WritersCannotDoMath, or a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
8th May '16 4:52:08 PM esq263
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** When Larken reveals her pregnancy (with Harry as the father), he says that they shouldn't suffer all their lives just because ''she'' had a moment of weakness.
24th Apr '16 2:06:32 PM CJCroen1393
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* BigBad: Queen Aggravain is the main antagonistic force trying to drive a wedge between both of our romances.


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* TheDragon: The Wizard is Queen Aggravain's right-hand man.
22nd Apr '16 2:34:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[IncrediblyLamePun Not to be confused with]] My Beloved [[HeyItsThatGuy Tom Smothers]] as Sextimus in one of the TV versions!

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** [[IncrediblyLamePun Not to be confused with]] My Beloved [[HeyItsThatGuy Tom Smothers]] Smothers as Sextimus in one of the TV versions!



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