Once Upon a Mattress (Gallery Players)
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Once Upon a Mattress (Gallery Players)

Once Upon a Mattress (Gallery Players) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(35 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Great singing

About the Show

This comic and progressive musical retelling of "The Princess and the Pea" will challenge you to rethink your expectations of fairy tales.

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703 Reviews | 213 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Uneven, Cute

See it if Light comedy w/plenty of song, dance & humor. Jealous queen, mute king, timid prince, spunky princess & colorful court. Strong lead actors.

Don't see it if Suitable for kids, but too long for younger kids. Weaker acting by the minor characters. I enjoyed the addition of some gender fluidity.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
Disappointing, Dated, Quirky, Fluffy, Banal

See it if Not much can enliven this chestnut tuner despite Gallery team's best efforts Only shows sparks when Rosenfeld's Princess 'Fred' is on stage

Don't see it if Dated material isn't helped by Gelles' uninspired direction and lackluster choreo Ideally, piece should be souffle light not pancake flat

506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The effort is there The audience loved the performance. Theater was packed. My favorites were Sharae Moultrie. Brian Levario and N.P. Hilger

Don't see it if Miscast in spots. To be honest, we were not happy with the original so maybe our tastes differ.Set missing something.

474 Reviews | 714 Followers
Whimsical, Romantic, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you’re looking for a sweet, easy show to take your kids to.

Don't see it if you prefer something with weight to it. This is silly (supposed to be), and frankly not at the same level as Gallery Players’ usual work.

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You want an enthusiastic cast performing a charmingly old-fashioned musical. You like fractured fairytales. You enjoy musical comedy.

Don't see it if You prefer more contemporary musicals. You want a serious story. You prefer big production values. You don't want to travel to Brooklyn.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers

See it if You like a fairy-tale type musical with a large cast & fun quirky performances. Cast has lots of energy; a feel-good musical.

Don't see it if Drags a bit at 2 hours 30 minutes, & would have liked to see tap dancing (instead of prerecorded tap music) during one of the numbers.

295 Reviews | 123 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you want to see an entertaining, fun show. The cast gives it their all with some excellent performances.

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep. There are many silly, over-the-top moments. Read more

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You love a funny show that puts a slightly modern twist on an old fairy tale. GP does a great job with a classic (as usual).

Don't see it if You want serious drama. This is fluffy and fun.

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