"A new musical comedy with the pop songs ofis officially here ": With these words, the 37-year-old singer's website announces the project entitled" Once Upon a More More Time. "The musical will premiere in Chicago on November 13, before opening in early 2020 the in draws. Spears is quoted as saying, "For me, a dream comes true."
The story will revolve around fairytale princesses like Snow White and Cinderella, who are confronted with a classic of feminist literature: "The Feminine Mania or the Woman's Self-Liberation" by Betty Friedan. The web page summarizes the plot: "Is there really more in life than clothes made by birds and the kiss of true love?"
The book to the musical comes from screenwriter Jon Hartmere (), Directed by Kristin Hanggi, who had previously staged the musical "Rock of Ages" with the music of 80's glam rock bands.
The book "Feminine Mania or the Self-Liberation of Women" appeared in 1963 and criticized the reduction of women to their role as a housewife and mother, which prevailed especially in the fifties. Friedan works out in how advertising and mass media propagated a corresponding image of women.