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Sutton Foster and the Encores! Company of 'Once Upon A Mattress.' Photo by Joan Marcus.

Sutton Foster in

Once Upon a Mattress

December 10, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Ahmanson Theatre

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A role Sutton Foster was born to play

Musical theatre legend Sutton Foster (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man) returns to the Ahmanson Theatre as Princess Winnifred in this beloved musical fairytale. Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” this uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea promises both classic charms and new delights.

Directed by Tony-nominated Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods) and with a new adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Once Upon a Mattress sets an unapologetic free spirit loose in a repressed kingdom, reveling in Winnifred’s ability to charm and transform with willpower, honesty, and a little bit of help from her friends.

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Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, & Marshall Barer
Adapted by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Choreography by Lorin Latarro
Directed by Lear deBessonet

Venue Information

The Ahmanson Theatre is located at 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012.

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Ticket Prices

Prices start at $45.

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On sale: September 11, 2024

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On sale: September 18, 2024

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Single Tickets

On sale: September 24, 2024

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Opening Night

Performance date: December 13, 2024

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Performance Length

The performance length is 2 hour and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Please Note

Recommended for everyone ages 6 and up

For more information, please visit our Show Guide for Parents.

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American Express® Card Member Performance

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Performance date: December 19, 2024

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Accessibility and Amenities

Our ACCESS program is committed to accessibility for all audiences. We offer a number of services to accommodate persons requiring mobility, vision, and hearing access.

One Saturday matinee for every mainstage Center Theatre Group production is designated as an ACCESS performance. These performances are designed for patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and/or have low vision. ACCESS performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre all offer American Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description.

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Performance date: December 21, 2024