It’s Broadway, Bitch! Cast announced for Britney Spears musical Once Upon A One More Time

The cast for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound Britney Spears jukebox musical Once Upon A One More Time has just been announced. The show will be set to the hits of the Grammy-winning princess of pop and will star Briga Heelan (Great News, Judd Apatow’s Love) and Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet, American Idol) as Cinderella and Prince Charming in the musical’s pre-Broadway run this spring at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. They will be joined by the BAFTA nominated Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Outlander) as Narrator,  Tony nominee Emily Skinner (SideshowThe Cher Show) as Stepmother, Brooke Dillman (Superbad, Wrecked) as The O.F.G aka 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.

Briga-Heelan. Photo credit: Nick Rasmussen.

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 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? With an original story written by Jon Hartmere Once Upon A One More Time promises to be weave such hits as Oops! I Did It Again, Stronger, Toxic and Lucky, into an uproarious, irreverent look at the towering challenges, charms, and choices involved in finding that most elusive of endings: Happily Ever After. 

Justin Guarini

Completing the kingdom are 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).

Simon Callow. Photo credit Kevin Davis.

Directed and Choreographed by internationally-acclaimed artists Keone & Mari Madrid (Beyond Babel, BTS, Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”), Once Upon A One More Time begins previews at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph Street) on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, with an opening night of April 30, for a limited engagement through May 17, 2020.  Dates and venue details for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date.

Individual tickets for ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME are on sale now, and range in price from $33-$110 with a select number of premium tickets available.  Individual tickets will be available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting  Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing  The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 7:30PM; Wednesdays at 7:30PM (added 2PM performance on May 6 & 13); Thursdays at 7:30PM; Fridays at 7:30PM; Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM; Sundays at 2PM & 7:30PM (no 7:30PM performance on May 10 & 17) @OneMoreTimeBway

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