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Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color

SNAP! Productions under the direction of Michal Simpson and Omaha South High Magnet School under the direction of Rebecca Noble collaborated on an amazing production of the Tony-Award winning musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. The hugely successful production has earned the rave reviews throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. I am only sorry that the show cannot go on, because we all love to hear this story!

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
We Dance! Tonton Julian (Japrice Green)

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Storyteller (Earl Spears) with little girl frightened of the storm (Poet Lewis)

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Little Ti Moune (Poet Lewis) is found in a tree after a flood by Tonton Julian (Japrice Green) and Mama Euralie (Emily Jane Moore). They make room in their humble home for her.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
The French Grand Homme, Armand (Ryan Savage) settles on the French Antilles island, and sires descendants with his peasant servants.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
The Demon of Death, Papa Ge (Xavier Carr) wants to take Armand's descendant, Daniel's life.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Asaka, Mother Earth (Zhomontee Watson) will provide for Ti Moune, no matter what.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Erzulie, Goddess of Love (Echelle Childers) believes love is more powerful than death.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Agwe, the god of Water (Justin Blackson) and little Ti Moune (Poet Lewis). Agwe sends a storm, causing Daniel to crash his car.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Ti Moune (Regina Palmer) discovers Daniel and nurses him back to health.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
An impossible love between a Grand Homme, Daniel (Matthew Carter) and a peasant girl (Regina Palmer).

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Ti Moune (Regina Palmer) learns that Daniel is to be married to Andrea (Kate Madsen), who is from the wealthy class of the island.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Andrea (Kate Madsen) dances and tells Ti Moune to dance, hoping to shame her.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Ti Moune (Regina Palmer) dances in her native style.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Papa Ge (Xavier Carr) offers to spare Ti Moune's (Regina Palmer) life in exchange for Daniel's.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Ti Moune (Regina Palmer) cannot harm the man she loves.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Asaka (Zhomontee Watson) carries away Ti Moune (Regina Palmer).

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Storyteller (Christina Short) smiles.

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
The joy of a Storyteller (Earl Spears)

Photos: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in Loving Color
Why we tell the story. Asaka (Zhomontee Watson) and Erzulie, goddess of love (Echelle Childers) with ensemble.

Photo Credit: Analisa Peyton of PeytonPlays Photography


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