Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.
It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life through the score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime). The striking production by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
Come and gather around for Once On This Island—a triumph of the timeless power of theater to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.
Produced by Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy
Instrumental Orchestraions: Michael Starobin
Vocal Orchestrations: AnnMarie Milazzo
Directed by Michael Arden
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Assistant Director: Nikki M. James
Scenic Design by Dane Laffrey
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer