Book and Lyrics By
Based Upon The Novel " My Love, My Love " By Rosa Guy"
"Rousing, musical theatre! Everyone is likely to emerge from the theatre
ready to dance down the street!"
-THE NEW YORK TIMES (review of the original Broadway Production)
Once On This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavored re-telling of 'The Little Mermaid' opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear.
Featuring a cast of young talented performers from the Harlem School of the Arts, Once On This Island delivers melody, tropical beats and fun for the entire family!
DURATION: 45 MINUTES (ONE ACT WITHOUT INTERMISSION)
Harlem School of the Arts
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For nearly 50 years, the Harlem School of the Arts has enriched the lived of young people and their families through world-class training in and exposure to the arts, offering its students the freedom to find and develop the artist and citizen within themselves in an environment that emphasizes rigorous training, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence, and adds a dimension of beauty to their lives.
At the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), we envision a world where every child - regardless of their family's financial situation - has access to quality arts training in their schools or after-school at HSA, empowering them to become tomorrow's creative thinkers and innovative leaders.