Once on this IslandOnce on this Island
Acting Up Stage Company in association with Obsidian Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
January 21 to February 9th 2014
Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams
Musical Direction by Lily Ling
Choreographed by Marc Kimelman
Starring: Charles Azulay, Jewelle Blackman, Arlene Duncan, Nichola Lawrence, Daren A. Herbert, Alana Hibbert, Kaya Joubert-Johnson, Tom Pickett, Sabryn Rock, Chris Sams and Jivaro Smith.
Once On This Island by the creators of Ragtime is a captivating musical set in the Caribbean. It follows the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.