A Britney Spears Musical is in the Works and You’ll Never Guess the Plot
Have you ever been listening to Britney Spears music and imagined a jukebox musical in your head? Well, if you can get to Washington, D.C. this fall, you’ll be able to see the real thing. A stage musical aimed for Broadway called Once Upon a One More Time will premiere in November, featuring several fairytale stories set to Spears’ music, with a feminist message.
Britney Spears Musical Premiering in Washington, D.C.
According to Deadline, the musical was previously intended for a Chicago debut last year, but it had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now premiere at D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company on Monday, November 29. The limited engagement will last through January 2, 2022.
The show is directed and choreographed by Keone and Mari Madrid, with a story by Jon Hartmere. In it, princesses such as Snow White and Cinderella are given a copy of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique by a fairy godmother.
“The arrival of this new tome spurs a royal revelation: there is more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss!” the show’s synopsis reads.
What Songs Will Be Featured in the Musical?
The musical will feature classic Spears songs such as “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Lucky,” and “Circus.” The title of the show comes from the singer’s debut single “…Baby One More Time,” which was also the title of her first album.
The Chicago version of the show was supposed to star American Idol alum Justin Guarini as Prince Charming. Guarini posted about the latest news on his Instagram although whether he will stay play Prince Charming is unclear. He did mention that the hope is that the show will eventually move to Broadway.
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Simon Godwin said in a statement, “We are beyond thrilled to have our first Broadway-bound production, and for it to be this inspiring, empowering musical.”
Are you excited about this new musical? What other Britney Spears songs do you want to hear as part of the production? Let us know in the comments.