The townspeople have deserted in the middle of the night. The curse of the evil fairy is about to come to pass. Today is the day the kingdom will fall asleep forever. The mayor and the royal family can hardly manage to eat breakfast much less run the kingdom without townspeople. A fluttery queen faints for the first of many times, and the mayor picks a doctor and nurse from the audience to pat the queen's hand and give her smelling salts. Obviously the audience's help will be needed throughout! Bare stage w/props. Music in book.