Once On This Island: a Calypso Musical Retelling of The Little Mermaid
The last date listed for Once On This Island was Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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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.