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Once On This Island (Live Performance)

Once On This Island at Downing-Gross

The last weekend to catch this performance of Once On This Island is coming up fast! This performance runs through February 20, 2022 at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.

Where: Downing-Gross CAC, 2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News VA

When: February, 4 – 19, 2022. Fridays – 7:00 pm; Saturdays – 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm


  • Single Ticket – $20,
  • Family 4 pack of tickets – $70

Description: Coming live to the Ella Fitzgerald theater stage is this highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Book and Lyrics By LYNN AHRENS · Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY · Based upon the novel ” My Love, My Love ” By Rosa Guy”. Once on This Island is presented in arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

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