Once on This Island
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
This is a lovely, lovely play....written with sympathy and pathos, incredibly well-choreographed, skillfully lighted, and sung with absolute beauty. The music is haunting, and the players are breathtakingly drawn from an oft-repeated story of love and love lost....but with a very sad and historically-driven timeliness.
I enjoyed it tremendously from an art standpoint, and suffered from an emotional standpoint. An almost impossible dream for a young woman of a certain time and environment, and a history lesson for us all.
Thank you, ATTPAC, for bringing us this tremendously moving Christmas gift. December 17-22, 2019.
At the Winspear Opera House, located in the ATTPAC Arts Complex at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas.
For tickets, go to https://www.attpac.org/ or call the Box Office at 214.880.0202