A new musical featuring the songs of Britney Spears will have its pre-Broadway premiere in October. Once Upon a One More Time will begin previews October 29th at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago ahead of its opening night November 13th.
Once Upon a One More Time revolves around Spears’ music but doesn’t recount her life. The musical instead shows Cinderella, Snow White and other fairytale characters explore modern and feminist ideas. Once Upon a One More Time features an original book by Jon Hartmere, with Kristin Hanggi as director and Keone and Mari Madrid as choreographers. Spears said she’s “so excited” for her songs to appear in the show.
“I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs – especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,” the star said. “This is a dream come true for me!”
News of the Spears musical comes months after the Grammy winner announced that she would be indefinitely postponing her Domination Las Vegas residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater due to her father’s ailing health.