Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
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.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
The cast for Once On This Island has been announced on BWW!
“The cast fully and ebulliently commits to Yusuf Nasir’s spirited, African-inspired choreography…”– Los Angeles Daily News
“3-D Theatricals journeys to a beautiful ‘Once on This Island” – Long Beach Press Telegram
“Rufus Bonds staging seems to effortlessly breeze through this 90-minute intermissionless show.”-Torrance Daily Breeze
“The visuals are gorgeous in 3–D Theatricals’ production of the infrequently produced “Once on This Island.”-Pasadena Star News
“Costuming, lighting, choreography — everything that appeals to the eye gets a lavish treatment in this lively, charming show; and happily, there’s purpose and hope for a new generation of performers.” –Whittier Daily News
Beach Reporter Newspaper feature on Once on This Island with interviews from Leah Stewart and Cooper Howell.
Long Beach Press Telegram (Published Feb. 7)
Torrance Daily Breeze (Published Feb. 7)