ONCE Falls Slowly to Playhouse On The Square

ONCE Falls Slowly to Playhouse On The SquareWinner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is an enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, and their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Tackling this gorgeous story in the leading roles of Guy and Girl, are Associate Company Members Conor Finnerty-Esmonde (Heathers: The Musical; Peter Pan) and Lizzy Hinton (Heathers: The Musical; Peter Pan). Joining the duo are Playhouse on the Square Resident Music Director Nathan McHenry (Million Dollar Quartet; Memphis: The Musical) as Eamon, and making her Playhouse on the Square debut is guest artist Julia Hoffman (Once - National Tour). Once is directed by Jordan Nichols (Mamma Mia; Memphis: The Musical) and choreographed by Travis Bradley (Rock of Ages; Mamma Mia).

Once runs January 19 - February 11 at Playhouse on the Square. Once is sponsored by FedEx, tamburrino, inc., Dorothy O. Kirsch, and Art and Nancy Graesser. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, January 25th at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsFirst/First Tennessee Foundation and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.


Girl - Lizzy Hinton

Guy - Conor Finnerty-Esmonde

Eamon - Nathan McHenry

Reza - Joy Brooke Fairfield

Da - James Dale Green

Ex-Girlfriend - Julia Hoffman

Billy - Joe Johnson

Andrej - Issac Middleton

Svec - Oliver Pierce

Emcee - McCheyne Post

Bank Manager - Chris Cotton

Baruska - Tracy Thomas

Ivanka - Tatelyn Collins


Director - Jordan Nichols

Choreographer - Travis Bradley

Stage Manager - Leanna Keyes

Assistant Stage Manager - Amanda Calcutt

Music Director - Nathan McHenry

Scenic Designer - Bryce Cutler

Costume Designer - Kathie Kovarik

Lighting Designer - William Gibbons-Brown

Properties Designer - Aubanita Kirk

Technical Director - Phillip Hughen

Dialect Coach - Claire Clauson

Rail/Guitar Tuning - Zac Whitenack

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (January 19, 20, 21), $35 - 40 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 - $45, Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations & Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656

Web: playhouseonthesquare.org

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