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Once Upon a Time - Season 6 - Musical Episode Eyed for Spring + New Details Revealed *Updated 28th February 2017*


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"We actually started [planning] this around September," Kitsis explained to ET over the phone last Friday. "There are these two composers that we met, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, who are big fans of the show, and ABC put us together with them because a musical is the one thing and the one request that fans have been asking for for six seasons."

"It's something we're very excited about and we've been working on for a long time," Horowitz concurred. "What we've also worked really hard to do is make this musical a part of the show, so it's not just like a one-off episode or it's not just like a stand-alone [special]."

You hear that, Oncers? The musical episode is not going to be some kind of a dream sequence or an alternate reality. It's going to be a "real Once Upon a Time episode" and a key part in progressing the storyline of the series forward.

"It actually is a huge part of the mythology of the show and there are some big things that happen in the episode," Hororwitz revealed. "Frankly, it's been one of the challenges of doing the musical because we never wanted to do something where it was just like a to-the-side, one-off thing, and then get back to the main story. We want to see it part of the main story, which meant we had to really plan out this season with some great detail."

Kitsis added, "And what's fun about it is it's the penultimate episode [of season six,] so the musical actually kicks us off into the finale."

The musical, which begins shooting later this week in Vancouver, Canada, will feature seven songs including a solo from Jennifer Morrison's Emma. But here's the big question we wanted to know: Will O'Donoghue's Killian also be lending his singing voice to the set list?

"Colin will be singing," Horowitz confirmed.

(Deep breaths, y'all.)



EW can exclusively reveal that the upcoming hour will feature seven songs, including a big solo for Jennifer Morrison’s Emma Swan.

Further details on the episode — including who else is singing, what they’re singing and why they’re singing — are still being kept under wraps. (TVLine.com reported earlier Friday that Lana Parrilla would lend her voice to the episode.) When EW hit the set of Vancouver-based series last week, the cast was gleefully trying to sort some of that info out for themselves.

“We’ll all so excited about it,” Morrison tells EW. “It’s one of those things we’ve all thought about. Most of us have musical theater backgrounds or have had singing in our lives, or music in our lives, in some way. We’ve joked about it, thought about it. We’re all just listening to each other songs now trying to work out how the songs fit together and what the storyline is.”



Thanks to Joy Haldar for the heads up.

Will Grumpy and the rest of Once Upon a Time‘s dwarfs finally sing about whistling while they work? Will erstwhile cricket Dr. Archie Hopper let loose with a tune about wishing upon a star?

“Be prepared” (as Scar might croon), because such melodic mysteries might be addressed during Season 6. TVLine hears that the fantastical, fairy tale-themed ABC series is currently planning a musical episode, to air sometime this spring. And to that end, some cast members are actively brushing up on their vocal skills.

An ABC spokesperson had no comment on TVLine’s story.

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