Once On This Island: A Caribbean Island Adaptation of The Little Mermaid
The last date listed for Once On This Island was Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Once On This Island garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.
Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Once On This Island, an enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds. Originally inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, the Broadway show transports the story to a Caribbean island where social prejudice divides the people. Presented as a “play within a play,” a cast of village storytellers, attempting to calm a frightened young child, tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who saves a rich city boy from death.