Once Upon a One More Time Joins Music Theatre International Catalogue; Broadway JR. Version in Development | Playbill

Industry News Once Upon a One More Time Joins Music Theatre International Catalogue; Broadway JR. Version in Development

The Britney Spears jukebox musical played a Broadway run in 2023.

Brooke Dillman and company of Once Upon A One More Time Matthew Murphy

Britney Spears jukebox musical Once Upon a One More Time had just a brief Broadway run in 2023, but don't count it out just yet. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International has added the musical to its catalogue, and is developing a Broadway JR. edition of the title for young performers. Gimme more!

In fact, young performers will be MTI's first priority when it comes to Once Upon a One More Time. Along with the JR. edition aimed at elementary, junior high, and middle schools, a high school edition will be the first version of the full-length musical to be released for performances. Details on licensing availability are forthcoming.

Featuring a book by Jon Hartmere, the musical uses 23 of Spears' most popular songs—including "Crazy," "Oops!...I Did It Again," "Lucky," and "Toxic"—to tell a story of a group of fairytale princesses whose world is turned upside down when a progressive fairy godmother arrives with a copy of The Feminine Mystique

“Seeing this show on Broadway, we immediately realized that there is nothing like the music of Britney Spears to energize both performers and audience members," says MTI President and CEO Drew Cohen in a statement. "With 23 hits from Britney’s catalogue, and a fun and brilliant book by Jon Hartmere, this is a show that will appeal to groups and audiences of all ages."

"We are excited to try something a little different when it comes to Once Upon a One More Time,” adds Chief Operations Office and Director of Development and Education John Prignano. "We know there is a huge demand from teachers and young performers who can’t wait to bring this show to their stages. Giving schools and youth organizations the first chance to produce the show is our way of saying thank you to the dedicated members of the educational theatre market."

Those interested to get a notification when the title becomes available for licensing can visit MTIShows.com.

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