The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. announced Thursday that it will stage “Once Upon a One More Time,” featuring the music of Britney Spears, including “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Toxic.”  The musical, directed and choreographed by Keone and Mari Madrid, will have an original story written by Jon Hartmere.  Once Upon A One More Time centers around the tale of a women’s book club made up of classic Disney princesses such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and more who all experience a feminist awakening after a fairy godmother shows up with a couple copies of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique.

Spears is not directly involved in the production, but gave it her stamp of approval back in 2019 and attended one of its early rehearsals.  Said Spears at the time: “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.”

Once Upon a One More Time begins performances at Sidney Harman Hall on Nov. 29.  The pre-Broadway world premiere of the show begins April 14 for a 5-week run in Chicago.

For more information, head over to:  onemoretimemusical.com

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