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

Thursday* & Friday, August 17-18 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 19 NOON
Whittier Theatre
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.

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