Once On This Island

Book & Lyrics By:
Lynn Ahrens
Music By:
Stephen Flaherty

Performance Dates:
March 9-11 & 15-18, 2007

Story:

This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” sings and dances the story of Ti Moune, the black peasant girl who rescues, nurses and falls in love with Daniel, a mulatto from a wealthy family. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
 

  Cast:

Ti Moune    

Jalisa Watson

Daniel   

John David Ganther

Erzuli, Goddess Of Love    

Jessica Crisci

Asaka, Mother Of The Earth    

Kate  Kaufman Burns

Agwe, God Of Water    

Tom Warner

Papa Ge, Demon Of Death    

Sev Moro

Mama Euralie    

Liana D. Martino

Tonton Julian    

Patrick Doyle

Little Ti Moune   

Gabrielle Straight

Andrea    

Alana Sangiacomo

Armand    

Bradley Lamoureux

Storytellers:   

Kathleen Dunham

   

Shanna MacLasco

    

Christine Verderese

    

Tiffany Westendorf

    

David Bacheldor

    

Noah Busman  

    

Bill Depew

    

Drew Van Genderen

 

  Production Staff: 

Director  

Laura W. Andruski

Musical Director  

Pat Douglass

Choreographer  

Melissa Lacijan

Set Designer    

Mary Kozlowski

Lighting Designer    

Ken Zarnoch

Stage Manager    

Kara DiCaterino

Co-Sound Designer    

Joel Lord

Co-Sound Designer  

Justin Opotzner

Costume Coordinator   

Pat Casey

Makeup    

Marcia Lenehan

Properties

Co-Producer    

Jodi Gilman  

Co-Producer  

Donna Baxter  

 


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