If I were to tell you that in one week in the year of our Lord 2019, Felicity Huffman was arrested by the FBI as part of a huge college admissions scam and we learned that there would be a Broadway musical based on the songs of the one and only Britney Spears, would you have believed me? I think not.
And yet, here we are. The college admissions scandal is a whole other thing, but let us sit and chat for a few minutes about this Britney Spears musical. It is a musical that uses the music of Britney Spears. The icon, the queen of pop. I know. It isn't like those other jukebox musicals, however, where it fictionalizes the artist's life. No, no, no. That would be too simple. That would be too mainstream. This Brintey Spears musical is something else entirely. Just wait until you hear what it's about.
On Tuesday, March 12, the news broke.According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be a new musical making its "pre-Broadway debut in Chicago this fall."
It uses the music of Britney Spears. 23 of her songs, in fact.
ATTENTION BRITNEY ARMY! We are SO excited to announce the new musical comedy set to the pop anthems of… https://t.co/775UlkBx7k— The Britney Army (@The Britney Army)1552401331.0
But it's real.
Hit me, baby, eight times a week including matinees? https://t.co/TCCURNbsQ9— Howard Sherman (@Howard Sherman)1552400043.0
When the musical was announced, the internet, as always, stayed very calm, cool, and collected about it.
BRITNEY SPEARS HAS A MUSICAL?! BITCHHHHHHH👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽— Nicole Polizzi (@Nicole Polizzi)1552419900.0
An entire musical! Using the music of Britney Spears!
EVERYONE STOP THERES A BRITNEY SPEARS MUSICAL HAPPENING.— Hannah (@Hannah)1552403175.0
The theories quickly started.
If Once Upon a One More Time, the Britney Spears jukebox musical, is not about a girl named Lucky, I’ll be furious.— Dianne Nora (@Dianne Nora)1552402258.0
But it doesn't. The actual description of the musical's plot is more bonkers than you can imagine.
i am SCREAMING at the description of the britney spears musical. someone fly me to chicago! https://t.co/6t5aSfUUjC— 🐽alim kheraj (@🐽alim kheraj)1552399885.0
It's a revisionist, feminist take on classic fairy tales, y'all!
Long awaited Britney Spears musical will finally debut and the plot sounds absolutely BONKERS… https://t.co/wVJ731rNus— Cory Epstein (@Cory Epstein)1552401277.0
Sure, it makes no sense.But it doesn't have to. It's a musical play based on Britney Spears songs. It was never going to make that much sense.
Most people were immediately on board.
INTO THE WOODS, but feminist, and with Britney Spears songs. You know what, I'm game. Gimme more! https://t.co/FNLEgzvmpw— Diep Tran 🧙🏼♀️ (@Diep Tran 🧙🏼♀️)1552403226.0
The answer: Nothing!It actually sounds pretty delightful all around! And I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to try to get tickets!
Also, let's not forget...all the music?
a musical...with britney spears songs? YES YES Y E S i am gonna love this https://t.co/sOZsypIJRD— madisyb (@madisyb)1552439284.0
Even if you're not generally a fan of musicals, you might love this.
Me, throughout @britneypodcast: “I hated Glee. I hate musicals. I hate theater.” The universe: https://t.co/HvGxXi9UD1— Bradley Stern (@Bradley Stern)1552400688.0
It's really got something for everybody.As of right now, according to The New York Times, the show is scheduled to start previews on October 29, open on November 13, and to run until December 1.
Many are already coming forward with their fire plot ideas.
@cory_ep Tell me "Toxic" is about the poisoned apple in Snow White, please.— Em Fleming (@Em Fleming)1552412649.0
This is also a great idea:
If Elsa singing Break the Ice isn’t a moment in the Britney Spears musical that is a wasted opportunity— parvati deep (@parvati deep)1552569265.0
This guy has a great idea for the Rapunzel scene.
I will only see the fairy tale britney spears musical if there's a part when Rapunzel, unseen, lets her hair down f… https://t.co/mMEs3ckVUF— Evan Lambert (@Evan Lambert)1552418626.0
This Britney Spears impersonator wants in:
I need more details on the @BritneySpears musical “Once Upon A One More Time”. Who do I talk to about an audition?— Derrick Barry (@Derrick Barry)1552418091.0
This is a reason to move back to Illinois if I ever saw one.
Only moving back to Illinois to see the Britney Spears musical previews tbh https://t.co/LyOOYprU0a— cam (@cam)1552407209.0
Some don't know if, based on the description, the show will be good or bad.
This Britney Spears musical sounds like it will be either the best or worst show ever made, but I'll have to see it… https://t.co/VkD7zg1PnE— Ally Hord (@Ally Hord)1552486106.0
Others are disappointed it's not a Crossroads musical.But hey, if this one is successful, you never know what other Britney-centered musicals they could make in the future!
This person really doesn't like the idea of the musical.
@TheBritneyArmy @britneyspears This was so unnecessary. She is not a nostalgic act. Stop exploiting her discogra… https://t.co/gvU57Z9luX— Encik BG✨ (@Encik BG✨)1552402858.0
Even people who are theoretically tired of jukebox musicals are on board with this one.
me: we really need to take a break from jukebox musicals, there’s a huge necessity for new musicals with original s… https://t.co/RJWAHwEVtQ— Meg (@Meg)1552403781.0
As this person says, we have to stan.
@PopCrave @britneyspears Pretty soon everyone is going to want a jukebox musical. And miss Britney Spears will have… https://t.co/symkELUEsH— Britney Fan (@Britney Fan)1552423618.0
Look, the world is crumbling all around us.
Britney Spears has a musical coming to Broadway there has literally never been a better time to be alive.— AMJ (@AMJ)1552434292.0
All conversations from now on must be about this musical.
i don’t wanna talk about anything that isn’t the future Tony award-winning Britney Spears musical— mtuan93 fan (@mtuan93 fan)1552408505.0
Only true legends should have their songs turned into musicals.And Britney Spears is a true legend. Pretty sure that much can't be disputed at this point.
This has been quite the week.
The Lori Laughlin-Felicity Huffman scandal is just a distraction from Once Upon a One More Time: The Britney Spears Musical.— little gurgles (@little gurgles)1552402946.0
Here's everything you need to know about the Britney Spears musical:
Here's everything you need to know about @britneyspears' musical – 'Once Upon a One More Time':… https://t.co/Dh6T8jRZSE— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter)1552434426.0
- It's a musical using Britney Spears music.