Once Upon a One More Time Cast
Once Upon a One More Time Cast

Once Upon A One More Time Has Pre-Broadway Engagement Cast

Once Upon A One More Time, the Broadway-aimed musical inspired by the songs of Grammy-winner Britney Spears, has its pre-Broadway premiere cast. The Nederlander Organization announced today that the musical, which will open at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre this spring, will include Briga Heelan (“Great News”, Judd Apatow’s “Love”) and Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet, “American Idol”) as Cinderella and Prince Charming, BAFTA Award nominee Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, “Outlander”) as the Narrator, Tony nominee Emily Skinner (SideshowThe Cher Show) as Stepmother, Brooke Dillman (Superbad, “Wrecked”) as The O.F.G (Original Fairy Godmother), Aisha Jackson (Waitress, Frozen) as Snow White, and Mimi Scardulla (We Are The Tigers) and Tess Soltau (Wicked) as Stepsisters Belinda and Betany.

Also appearing in the premiere of Once Upon A One More Time will be Ashley Chiu (KPOP) as Sleeping Beauty, Raymond J Lee (Groundhog Day), Wonu Ogunfowora(Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) as Rapunzel, Ryan Steele (Carousel), Allie Trimm (13 The Musical) as Little Mermaid,Morgan Weed (American Psycho) as Princess Pea, Matt Allen (Something Rotten!), Belinda Allyn (Allegiance), Viva Boresi, Stephen Brower (Anastasia), Jennifer Florentino (On Your Feet!), Selene Haro (Beyond Babel), Joshua Daniel Johnson (In The Heights film), Amy Hillner Larsen (Hairspray), Korinne Tetlow (If Only), Salisha Thomas (Beautiful), Matthew Tiberi (Finding Neverland),  Josh Tolle (Kinky Boots), Kevin Trinio Perdido, and Diana Marie Vaden (Tootsie).

With a book by Jon Hartmere (bare, The Upside), Once Upon A One More Time utilizes Britney Spears hits including “Oops! I Did It Again”, “Stronger,” “Toxic” and “Lucky” to put a modern, feminist spin on classic fairytales. “Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when – oh, baby baby! – a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation: could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss? Once Upon A One More Time takes a look at the towering challenges, charms, and choices involved in finding that most elusive of endings: Happily Ever After.“

Once Upon A One More Time will be directed and choreographed by Keone & Mari Madrid (Beyond Babel, BTS, Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”), with five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux serving as creative consultant for the production. The creative team will also include Scenic Designer Anna Fleischle (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Costume & Hair Designer Loren Elstein (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Lighting Designer Sonoyo Nishikawa (Prince of Broadway), Sound Designer Andrew Keister (On Your Feet!), Tony-nominated Projection Designer Sven Ortel (Newsies), and Wig Designer Ashley Rae Callahan (Beetlejuice).

Once Upon A One More Time will begin previews at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, working toward an opening night of April 30, for a limited engagement that concludes on May 17, 2020.  Dates and venue details for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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