EN-RICH-MENT’s upcoming theatre production is Once on this Island Jr. Performance is located at 1014 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton Ohio. Show times are June 24, June 25 at 8pm and June 26 at 2:30pm. Ticket price is $15 available at the door. Read on to learn more about the play.
What is Once on this Island Jr?
Once on This Island Jr is an engaging, Caribbean-flavored musical set on an unnamed island in the French Antilles. The story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love above her social class, is told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm. Once on This Island Jr uses the tradition of storytelling to pass down history, values and insight from one generation to the next.
Ti Moune's journey proves that the power of love is stronger than the power of death. Ti Moune's courage and spirit prove that love can withstand the storm, cross the Earth, and survive even in the face of death. With rhythms of the Caribbean Islands, this show will be a favorite of performers and audiences alike!
Who Wrote Once on the Island Jr?
Tony Award®-winning writer and lyricist Lynn Ahrens is a native New Yorker. She began her musical career fresh out of college when she became one of the principal songwriters and singers for the renowned television series, “Schoolhouse Rock.”
Since then, she has written extensively for theater, film and television, winning theatre’s triple crown – the 1998 Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards – for the lyrics of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime. With her longtime collaborator, composer Stephen Flaherty, her many Broadway, off-Broadway, and Lincoln Center Theatre credits include Once On This Island, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, My Favorite Year, and many more award winning plays. Ahrens has received three Grammy® nominations.
Support the youth
Once on this island Jr is being performed by EN-RICH-MENT youth from the local community. Show support and purchase a ticket today. For more information contact Caorl McAfee Theatre department of EN-RICH-MENT.