March 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Britney Spears musical headed to the stage

Britney Spears (Photo by Nathan; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Britney Spears’ music will be turned into a musical.

According to the New York Times, the comedy musical will debut at the James L. Nederlander Theater in Chicago but it won’t be about Spears’ life. Instead, it will feature 23 hits from her music catalog.

The musical is titled “Once Upon a One More Time” and will be a reimagining of classic fairy tales. The story centers on Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty who are in a book club discussing Grimm’s “Fairy Tales,” the only book they have. Cinderella makes a wish to her fairy godmother for a new book and the group magically receives “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan.

“Cinderella is having an existential crisis, and she has a posse of famous princesses, and her stepmother is the main antagonist, and there’s also Prince Charming and a dwarf we’ve never met — the eighth dwarf — and a narrator who is unhappy his system is being dismantled before his eyes,” “Once Upon a One More Time” writer Jon Hartmere told the Times.

The group will “get deeper into modern ideas” like “second and third-wave feminism” with a comedic tone, according to Hartmere.

Theater owner James L. Nederlander will produce the musical; Kristin Hanggi will direct, and Keone & Mari Madrid will choreograph the show.

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