Once On This Island
Currently enjoying a "ravishing revival" on Broadway at the intimate Circle in the Square Theatre Once On This Island is the captivating legend of romance. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of the island and falls in love with him. Unknown to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with each other over which is stronger, love or death, and the stakes are Ti Moune's life. When Ti Moune pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, she is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love is not enough to win Daniel's love, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price. Once On This Island earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Celebrate storytelling with this joyous Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love more powerful than the forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"...a joy filled Caribbean escape..."
- Entertainment Weekly
Ti Moune - BRI EDGERTON
Little Girl - AIJA HODGES
Mama - STEPHANIE PAYTON*
Tonton - ARIEL LAWS*
Asaka - MELINDA VANDERBILT
Papa Ge - ALONZO CHRISTOPHER JULIAN
Agwe - ESTE' FAN KIZER
Erzulie - TAYLOR JOHNSON
Armand - JUSTIN MONTGOMERY*
Andrea - AMIRA KAMOO
Daniel - MICAH HAZEL
Chorus - HALLE ANNE SHADRAKE*
Chorus - JOHANNA DRENTLAW*
Assistant Stage Manager / Floor Manager-
Assistant Stage Manager
Light Board Operator
ELVIN E. EAST
*Denotes Civic Debut
Director & Co-Choreographer- ANTHONY J. HAMILTON
Music Director - ROB LINDSAY
Assistant Music Director - SIRASA SCHONDER
Co-Choreographer - HEATHER MITCHELL
Scenic Designer - MADELINE SCHNORR
Lighting & Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Costume/Makeup/Hair Designer - MIRANDA SIEBER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - SIERRA HOSS
Dance Captain - ESTE' FAN KIZER
Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, February 24th at 2:00pm
Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00pm
Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm
Live flame and water based haze may be used in this production.
Once On This Island is approximately one hour and twenty minutes long and is performed without an intermission.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Brian Wolfe(y)