Before you grab your Catholic schoolgirl uniform or red patent leather jumpsuits, this won't be a musical based on the singer's life. Similar to Broadway classic Mamma Mia!, the musical comedy will incorporate 23 songs from the 37-year-old's iconic musical catalog to fit the story. Titled Once Upon a One More Time, the musical follows several fairy-tale princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty, who are working through a collection of the Grimms' fairy tales with their fortnightly book club.
A rogue fairy godmother hears their wish for new reading material and brings them the feminist classic The Feminine Mystique, which spurs a "royal revelation." I just had a vision of Snow White cracking a whip at the Seven Dwarves while singing "Work B*tch," and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
The show will kick off performances in Chicago at the James M.