"Troglodytes Aedon" - the song that Lady Aberlin sings to the royal birds - is the scientific name for the house wren.
King Friday: I like to be fair with my birds.
Lady Aberlin: Well then, why don't you be fair with your son, Uncle Friday.
King Friday: Explain yourself, Niece Aberlin.
Lady Aberlin: Cousin Tuesday loves his school, he learns fine things, he has a caring teacher and kind friends.
King Friday: Sir Thomas will be an excellent substitute for all of that.
Lady Aberlin: Oh, Uncle Friday, how could you?
King Friday: I could, and I would, and I will.
Choreographer Tommy Tune's height is 6' 6".