Tropical fantasy is told with almost non-stop song and dance.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre (17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.) presents “Once On This Island” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Initially produced at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizon’s in 1990, and later that year on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, the fantastical folk tale is set on an island in the Antilles and told with almost non-stop song and dance.
A young girl sets out on a quest to test the strength of her love, guided by the colorful and mythical gods of island lore.
One stormy night, thunder booms, making a small girl cry in fear. To comfort her, four storytellers tell her the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with a grand homme, Daniel Beauxhomme. A story of life, pain, love, grief, faith, and hope.
The musical is by the same songwriting team that wrote “Ragtime” and “Suessical.”
With direction and set by Tom Width; the musical director is Paul Diess and the show is choreographed by Leslie Owens Harrington.
“Once On This Island” runs through March 5th.