The Academy produces
"Once Upon a Mattress"

​If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

~ Rodgers and Hammerstein Production Notes


Audition Materials


Important Audition Information

Once Upon a Mattress

Audition and Workshop Dates:

Optional Music Workshop: Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm

Optional Music Workshop: Monday, May 6, 2019 3:30pm-5:00pm

Middle School Auditions (Current 5th-8th grade): Monday, May 13, 2019 4:30pm-7:00pm

High School and Young Artist Auditions (Current 9th-Alumni): Wednesday and Thursday, May 15-16, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm

Call Backs by Invitation: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Please Download this packet that describes all the information you need to successfully audition for Once Upon a Mattress, including roles and corresponding song titles.

  • Below, is the sheet music needed for auditions. Please print your own music to bring with you to auditions and all workshops.


Full Cast Sheet Music

Reference Audition Packet for Audition Cuts and Measures Numbers

Many Moons Ago

Opening for a Princess

Song of Love

Act II


Solo Audition Sheet Music

Reference Audition Packet for Audition Cuts and Measures Numbers

In a Little While - Reprise

The Minstrel, The Jester and I



Happily Ever After

Man to Man Talk

Very Soft Shoes

Yesterday I Loved You

Nightingale Lullaby