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Once on This Island

Once on This Island

by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens

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Once on This Island

Once on This Island





This one-act musical is based on the 1985 novel “My Love, My Love, or the Peasant Girl” by Trinidad-born American writer Rosa Guy.


Story:

On a stormy night on a Caribbean island, villagers tell the story of Ti Moune to a frightened young girl. In the tale, Ti Moune is a peasant orphan girl saved from a deadly storm by the gods. She falls in love with Daniel Beauxhomme, a young, upper-class grande homme who returns her affection, but struggles with their difference in class. The legendary story tests whether love or death is stronger and conveys themes of love, acceptance, and unity.


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Composer

Composer
Stephen Flaherty

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Lynn Ahrens



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Booth Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 18, 1990
Total Performances
469
Original Cast
Jerry Dixon, Andrea Frierson, Sheila Gibbs, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Afi McClendon, Gerry McIntyre, Milton Craig Nealy, Nikki Rene, Eric Riley, Ellis E. Williams
Director
Graciela Daniele
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele
Producer
The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Capital Cities / ABC Inc., Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh
Musical Director
Steve Marzullo
Orchestrations
Michael Starobin
Scenic Design
Loy Arcenas
Costume Design
Judy Dearing
Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes
Sound Design
Scott Lehrer




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Original London Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Books

Book
Novel by Gloria Whelan


Other

Merchandise




1991 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - LaChanze
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1991 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - LaChanze

1991 Theatre World Nominations

LaChanze

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