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March 23, 2019

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A musical with Britney Spears’ songs

The catalogue of Britney Spears will serve as the musical backbone for a new fairy tale musical, it is reported. The musical comedy titled Once Upon A One More Time is set to open this fall in Chicago before moving to Broadway, and will feature over 20 of Britney Spears’ tracks as well as “a couple of deep album cuts” as well.

It will follow the exploits of a group of fairy tale princesses who come together for a book club meeting — only to have “a rogue fairy godmother” drop a copy of Betty Friedan’s 1963 feminist touchstone, The Feminine Mystique, in their laps.

In a statement about the musical, Spears commented, “I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs — especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore. This is a dream come true for me!”

The jukebox musical — whose title is clearly a riff on Spears’ 1998 hit “Baby One More Time” — was written by Jon Hartmere and will be directed by Kristin Hanggi.

Once Upon A One More Time will open on November 13 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago before heading to New York City.


Opening dates for ‘Star Wars’ parks

Disney announced its newest theme park lands, dubbed Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will open in May in California and in August in Florida.

The company tweeted a teaser showing footage of the new attractions, based off the Star Wars film franchise, along with the May 31 opening date for the Anaheim, Calif., park and the August 29 date for the Orlando, Florida, version.

Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger told a crowd of investors during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting in St Louis, Mo., that the parks would be opening a month earlier than previously expected, but only one of the much-hyped marquee attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, will be finished by opening day.

The second main attraction, a longer ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will open later in the year.

Published in Dawn, Young World, March 23rd, 2019