ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
A musical by Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty
Directed by Trent Van Doren
October 29-November 21, 2004
This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” is by the Tony® Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and the animated film “Anastasia”). It is the story of Ti Moune, the black peasant girl who rescues, nurses and falls in love with Daniel, a mulatto from a wealthy family. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
“Rousing, musical theatre! Everyone is likely to emerge from the theatre ready to dance down the street” – The New York Times