Once On This Island September 15-October 1, 2017

Directed by Maxwell Williams

Description

Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
 

On a tropical isle in the Caribbean, a child seeks comfort in a storm. Her fellow villagers tell her the story of Ti Moune, a young peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, and of the four impassioned gods who make a bet over which is stronger: love or death. Le Petit kicks off its second century of great theatre in the heart of the French Quarter with the spectacular musical fable from the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Ragtime and Anastasia.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical and nominated for eight Tony Awards, Once on this Island is a rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

CAST

  • Ti Moune - Shangobunmi Mcalpine
  • Little Ti Moune - To Be Cast
  • Daniel Beauxhomme - Luke Halpern
  • Papa Ge, Demon of Death - Bryan Williams*
  • Asaka, Mother of the Earth - Jessica Mixon
  • Agwe, God of Water - Kebron Woodfin
  • Erzulie, Goddess of Love - Taylor E. James
  • Mama Euralie - Idella Johnson*
  • Tonton Julian - Robert Diago D'oqui*
  • Andrea Devereaux - Kathleen Moore
  • Armand Beauxhomme - To Be Cast
  • Storytellers/Gossips - Ebony Johnson, Lloyd Meekins, Whitney Mixon,

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Maxwell Williams - Director
  • Emanuel Burke - Music Director
  • Polanco Jones, Jr. - Choreographer
  • Jean Kim - Scenic Design
  • Julie Winn - Costume Design
  • Andrew Griffin - Lighting Design
  • Jason Doyle- Sound Design
  • Kristin Gdula* - Production Stage Manager