Theatre Arts for Kids
Once on This Island, Jr.
Written by Lynn Ahrens
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Penelope Haskew
Saturday, August 19 NOON
Adults $8 Students $5
*Thursday is "Pay What You Can" at door
This summer’s three-week musical theatre camp for experienced actors 7-18 years old culminates in three performances of Once on This Island Jr. – an original theatrical adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this Calypso-flavored tale features a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When the boy is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide the girl on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.