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Once Upon a One More Time

First Look: Broadway-Bound Once Upon a One More Time Premieres in D.C.

Baby, can’t you see, Once Upon a One More Time is now in performances! The Broadway-bound show featuring the musical hits of Britney Spears is currently holding its world premiere engagement at the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in Washington, D.C. and we have a first look at the production.

Directed and choreographed by internationally acclaimed Drama Desk-nominated artists Keone and Mari Madrid (Beyond Babel, Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”), Once Upon a One More Time features an original story written by Jon Hartmere (bare, The Upside) and the music of Grammy Award winner Britney Spears. Creative Consultation for the production is by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux (Nine; Romeo & Juliet on Broadway; NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live).

The cast includes Briga Heelan and Justin Guarini as Cinderella and Prince Charming, alongside Tony Award winner Michael McGrath as Narrator, Tony nominee Emily Skinner as Stepmother, and Aisha Jackson as Snow White, along with Brooke Dillman as The O.F.G. (Original Fairy Godmother), and Mimi Scardulla and Tess Soltau as Stepsisters Belinda and Betany.

Also featured in the cast are Ashley Chiu as Sleeping Beauty, Raymond J. Lee as Clumsy, Wonu Ogunfowora as Rapunzel, Ryan Steele as Prince Erudite, Morgan Weed as the Princess and the Pea, Lauren Zakrin as the Little Mermaid, and Adrianna Weir and Mila Weir sharing the role of the Little Girl.

Rounding out the company’s dynamic ensemble are Belinda Allyn as Belle, Stephen Brower as Prince Suave, Jennifer Florentino as Little Red Riding Hood, Selene Haro as Gretl, Joshua Johnson as Prince Brawny, Amy Hillner Larsen as Goldilocks, Kevin Trino Perdido as Price Mischievous, Stephen Scott Wormley as Prince Affable, and Matt Allen, Salisha Thomas, Matthew Tiberi, and Diana Vaden acting as swings.

In this highly anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical, beloved classic fairytale princesses gather for their fortnightly book club, longing for a new story. When a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, it spurs a royal revelation: there is more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss! Powered by the chart-topping anthems of the Princess of Pop herself, Britney Spears – including “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger,” and “Toxic” – Once Upon a One More Time sends audiences on a heartwarming and uproarious musical adventure about smashing the glass slipper and reclaiming your own happily ever after.

Get a first look at the world premiere production in the photos below.


Justin Guarini and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Justin Guarini and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adrianna Weir and Briga Heelan in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adrianna Weir and Briga Heelan in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Briga Heelan, Emily Skinner, Tess Soltau, and Mimi Scardulla in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Briga Heelan, Emily Skinner, Tess Soltau, and Mimi Scardulla in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Aisha Jackson, Morgan Weed, Briga Heelan, Ashley Chiu, Wonu Ogunfowora, and Lauren Zakrin in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Aisha Jackson, Morgan Weed, Briga Heelan, Ashley Chiu, Wonu Ogunfowora, and Lauren Zakrin in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Justin Guarini and Briga Heelan in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Justin Guarini and Briga Heelan in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Michael McGrath in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Michael McGrath in Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Ashley Chiu, Aisha Jackson, and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Ashley Chiu, Aisha Jackson, and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brooke Dillman, Briga Heelan, and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brooke Dillman, Briga Heelan, and the Cast of Once Upon a One More Time. Photo by Matthew Murphy.