Broadway In Chicago, which has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country, has announced that it will host the pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical Once Upon A One More Time. The piece, which will receive a five-week engagement at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre this spring, will run from April 14 through May 17, 2020. Tickets for the engagement go on sale January 10, 2020.
The jukebox musical, set to the popular songs of singer Britney Spears, including such hits as “Oops I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus,” and “Toxic” is explained as follows:
“Once Upon A Time… Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when – oh, baby baby! – a rogue fairy godmother drops (Betty Friedan’s) 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 features a book by Jon Hartmere, who wrote the screenplay for the film The Upside and was a co-author of the musical Bare.
Created in July 2000, Broadway in Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.
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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