Once On This Island, A Caribbean Musical Fable from Reprise Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Once On This Island was Sunday September 14, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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The show was better than I expected. Not a fan of these Reprise shows in the past, but this production was well staged with a very talented cast of professionals. It was great to see what can be achieved with a stripped down, almost bare bones interpretation. If the singers remain at this caliber, then I will be back for more.
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A little boring, all the songs sounded the same and the heavy accents of the singers/actors made it difficult to understand the songs and words so that made the story harder to follow. Not once was there a high energy inspired reaction from the...continued
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“the tropical breezes wafting off the Freud stage should be enough to transport even the most cynical holdout into a state of glowing appreciation” —Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Pick)
“an entertaining evening with moments of undeniable power” —Variety
“a whirlwind of music, beat, passion and song” —Daily News
“a virtually flawless production that demands repeat visits and undisputed recognition come awards season” —Theatermania __
Get swept away by the spirited musical fable Once On This Island. Filled with the enchanting rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean islands, this mystical, magical tale will have audiences dancing out of the theater. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical and multiple Tony Award nominations, it’s a delightful show for the whole family.
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Billy Porter
Music Direction by Darryl Archibald
Choreographed by Bradley Rapier
Featuring Grammy nominee Ledisi