Once On This Island

Musical

Writers: Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty

Overview

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Category
Musical
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
1990
Genres
Drama
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
contemporary
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Small
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen, child, early teen characters

Synopsis

An island of storytellers come together to tell a story of love, bravery, and strength...the story of the peasant girl, Ti Moune. An orphan, chosen by the Gods, is taken into a simple and loving family, Though content, she feels like she was destined for something more. After a terrible accident caused by a wicked storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome, ailing, stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health. She bargains with the Gods for his life, but to do so she must make the ultimate sacrifice. This sets our young peasant girl on the ultimate quest to answer the age old question, can love conquer death?

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