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Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.
It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life through the score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime). The striking production by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
Come and gather around for Once On This Island —a triumph of the timeless power of theater to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.
“Love has many powers. If the love is true, it can cross the earth and withstand the storm.” With just one step into the Circle in the Square Theatre, you’re immediately immersed in the authenticity of this magical, mystical Caribbean island. As you make your way to your seat, you’ll hear the sound of rolling waves encompassing the room, as you take note of the clotheslines that border the back of the auditorium, boasting tie-dyed outerwear of the island inhabitants. Down below, the islanders bicker companionably and pal around with each other, establishing the communal aspect of the individual islanders, while displaying hints of the rivalry that will soon fuel the main incentives of the plot. To boot, the floor of the stage is completely enveloped in sand, a feat bested only by the actual running water, which gathers in a pool at stage left. And just when you think it couldn’t get any more surreal, a live goat bounds from one side of the space to the other. And with that, you’ve arrived. You’re living the life of these inhabitants along with them, and you know — before a single scripted line is even spoken — that it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. Part Romeo and Juliet, …Read more