One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice. (60 MINUTE VERSION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS)
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score,
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly
original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular
fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. From the Tony Award-winning songwriting
team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL) this magical tale of love garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for
Best Musical, Book and Score!
non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti
Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a
wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned
to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune
on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful
forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.
effective regardless of your cast size, ONCE ON THIS
ISLAND JR. features minimal – though colorful – sets and
costumes that will capture your audiences’ imaginations. Creative
movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to
portray trees, wild animals, and even a fierce rainstorm.
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Originally approached by legendary author/director George Abbott to pen the score for The Pajama Game, Frank Loesser turned it down, but recommended his two protégés Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the job.