Once

Musical

Writers: Enda Walsh Glen Hansard Markéta Irglová

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Musical 2011
First Produced
2011
Genres
Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
ireland, present day
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, child characters

Synopsis

You know the story: Guy meets Girl. But in Once, an unconventional and romantic musical based on the award-winning 2006 film, what follows is not a traditional love story. Guy, a heartbroken musician busking for coins on the streets of Dublin, meets Girl, a Czech immigrant with a complicated history and a broken vacuum cleaner. Despite their differences, Guy and Girl find common ground, a shared language, and genuine love in creating music together. With a cast of incredible actor-musicians who accompany themselves on the soaring, gut-wrenching folk-rock score, Once is a uniquely theatrical experience that will move you to laughter, to tears, and to a deep understanding of the particular joy of joining together in song.

Lead Characters