The Frenship High School Musical Theatre Production is excited to present Once on This Island beginning January 31 and playing through February 3.
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‘s small band, minimal set requirements and flexibly sized cast make it a producer and director’s dream. It possesses such a strong, emotional backbone that it can stand tall, from the grandest to most modest of scales.
Come join the journey of Ti Moune (Eve Helak), as we watch Papa Ge the God of Death (Sierra Roberson) and Eurelie the Goddess of Love (Samantha Gang) battle for the souls of the young lovers. This show will keep you on the edge of your seat… you do NOT want to miss it!
The shows on Thursday (Jan. 31), Friday (Feb. 1) and Saturday (Feb. 2) is 7:00 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m.
This musical will be in the Lab Theatre, which means there is limited seating, so get your tickets now! The show will be played in the round, which means the audience is all around the action.
Don’t miss this awesome show!
Click the link to buy your tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=95968