Once On This Island

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) comes the Olivier Award-winning Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.
Family-friendly

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Directed by JoAnn Wilchek Basist
Music Direction by Brian Foley
Choreography by Robin Gerchman

Event Type: Theatre
Event Amenities:
  • Family Friendly
Event Location:100 College Drive directions »
Event Sponsor: Cedar Crest College
Event Times:
  • Feb 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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