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BWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 26, 2016

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the product of bringing us a part of the African American experience, just as the Spectrum founders intend, and it's worth cultivating. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn AhrensSpectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn AhrensSpectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback to the Caribbean with the Original ONCE ON THIS ISLANDSTAGE TUBE: Flashback to the Caribbean with the Original ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In celebration of the news, we're flashing back to the original production with a medley performed at the 1991 Tony Awards, followed by 'Waiting for Life', performed by original Ti Moune, LaChanze. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to BroadwayONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Producer Ken Davenport announced today he is bringing a new production of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony-Nominated musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, to Broadway. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/31/2016Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for Columbus (more...)

BWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land DividedBWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land Divided
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre's (CCT) international award-winning Summer Youth Performance Conservatory presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR., directed by Ryan Scarlata, opening today, July 27 thru August 7 at the Park Street Theatre.  Featuring a talented troupe of 30 ranging from ages 10-15, these kids have worked diligently for most of the summer to tell the story of forbidden love on an island divided by social prejudice. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/24/2016Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/24/2016 for Columbus (more...)

CCT to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLANDCCT to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) will present Once On This Island JR. July 27 - August 7, 2016 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. The 2016 Summer Youth Performance Conservatory is comprised of actors ages 10-15. This production is directed by Ryan Scarlata. Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

As winter chill hits Northeast Georgia, things are only heating up at Gainesville Theatre Alliance with their production of Once on this Island as part of its annual February Festival of plays. This Olivier Award-winning musical runs Feb. 9-20 at Brenau's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Performing Arts Center 429 Academy St., Gainesville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpaceBWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpace
by Lindsey Grutchfield - Jul 31, 2015

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on Thursday, July 30 at the FlynnSpace at Burlington's Flynn Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Last Chance to Register for ONCE ON THIS ISLANDLast Chance to Register for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 20, 2015

Broadway Academy of Performing, a kid's theatre camp hosted by Newman University Theatre Department, is now accepting registrations. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Enchants Milwaukee with Grande Dreams, Melodies and StorytellingBWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Enchants Milwaukee with Grande Dreams, Melodies and Storytelling
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 4, 2015

Discover an Island--an island overflowing with dreams for a enchanting oasis this February at the Skylight Music Theater. In a reprise of a Skylight 1998 production, the musical paring the award-winning Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Once on This Island returns Milwaukee to the French Antilles seen on the Cabot Stage. A place where brilliant color, dancing and music captivates the audience through an entire, no intermission evening. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Run 2/11-3/8 at Meadow Brook TheatreONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Run 2/11-3/8 at Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

It's cold outside, but Meadow Brook Theatre warms things up with a magical musical folk tale. In almost non-stop song and dance, 'Once On This Island' tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island in the Caribbean. Tradition forbids the match - but when the gods of water, love and death that rule the island take an interest, just what will Ti Moune give up for love? And can love really conquer all? (more...)

Former Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Bill Theisen Returning to Direct ONCE ON THIS ISLANDFormer Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Bill Theisen Returning to Direct ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Skylight Music Theatre is creating a new production of the award-winning musical Once On this Island. The production runs January 30 through February 22, 2015 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hattiloo Goes to Haiti for ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBWW Reviews: Hattiloo Goes to Haiti for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Joseph Baker - Jul 28, 2014

Hattiloo Theatre, the shiny 'new kid on the block' in the midtown theatre district of Memphis, has shed its 'ugly duckling' feathers and suddenly become a sleek swan; no longer limited in facilities and seating, it has taken exotic flight with a fanciful musical staging of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's calypso-driven ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, based on Rosa Guy's MY LOVE, MY LOVE; or, THE PEASANT GIRL. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for Nashville (more...)

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