Once On This Island JR.


Once On This Island JR.


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

One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version

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. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!

Through almost 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.

Equally 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. Its catchy, contemporary rhythm-infused score by the Tony® Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIME and the animated film Anastasia) includes tender ballads and rousing celebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.


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