Venue Details

Willows Theatre Concord
In the shopping center across from REI 1975 Diamond Blvd. Concord, CA 94520
Get directions
3.8 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Fran Severance
Review from Fran Severance
81 events 65 reviews

Very entertaining, the dance numbers were terrific, and the actor who represented the god of Death was richly terrifying! I found myself glued to his performance even when he had no lines. Had the sound been better (it sounded "mushy" and thus...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Laurie
113 events 37 reviews

Pleasurable way to spend a few hours. Some voices better than others but a heartfelt production.

reviewed Mar 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from fjm
186 events 35 reviews

read the story first it is confusing The singers are hard to understand

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Erica Lobb
Review from Erica Lobb
38 events 30 reviews

First of all, go enjoy "Once on this Island" - not expecting to see a remake of "The Little Mermaid." It has its own story, music, and characters. Some voices stood out - TiMoune's mother especially for us - and the music and dancing really...continued

reviewed Mar 30 2011 report as inappropriate
View All 8 Reviews
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

This production is part of Willows Theatre Company’s Youth Outreach program.


Directed by Eric Inman

Musical Direction by Pat Parr

Choreography by La Tonya Watts

Taking place on a Caribbean island divided by social prejudice, Once On This Island is a calypso-flavored musical re-telling of the traditional Little Mermaid tale. The show revolves around Ti Moune, a poor peasant girl, who falls in love with Daniel, an upper class boy whose life she saves after a car crash. Various gods control the peasants’ lives including the god of Love, Earth, Water and Death. This charming musical adventure focuses on the effects social class divisions have on love. 

More to Explore

<em>Haydn Masterworks</em> Maureen Langan's <em>Daughter of a Garbageman</em> <em>Sincerella (Black Cinderella)</em> <em>Horne to Strayhorn</em> <em>Before Tomorrow</em> With Historian/Archivist Bill Doggett Yoshi's Oakland