Once On This Island
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Why Watch Once on this island

Once on this Island is loosely based on the book with the same name written by Lynn Ahrens. It takes you on a voyage that deep into the Caribbean, on an island divided by several different classes. Tony award nominee Micheal Arden brings a different perspective on stage and presents a heartwarming story about a tropical town devastated by storm. Full of flamboyant Caribbean colors, rhythms and tunes, the reverberant play comes to life with soulful musical arrangements by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

The Story

Once on this Island is a tale of a fearless young peasant girl, Ti Moune, who falls in love with a wealthy, fair-skinned boy from the other side of the island. After their cultures end up separating the two, Ti Moune is seen seeking help from the powerful island gods - Erzuli, Asaka, Papa Ge and Agwe — who help her embark on an adventurous quest. A play full of life, music and dance, this production takes you through Ti Moune’s dream-like state-of-mind. Will she end up reuniting with the man of her dreams?

Good for

Children | Families | Light musicals

Critics Reviews

“Once on this Island is a ravishing revival directed by Michael Arden”
– The New York Times

“Once on this Island creates an aesthetic experience for its viewers.”
– The Huffington Post

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon & Fri 8 PM
Tuesday 7 PM
Wednesday 2 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM

Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Hailey Kilgoreas Ti Moune
Isaac Powell as Daniel
Lea Salonga as Erzulie

Directed by
Michael Arden

Music and Lyrics by
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Top Songs
“One small girl”, “And the Gods hear her prayers”, “Pray”, Ti Moune” & “Mama will provide”

Know Before You Go

Audience
Suitable for ages 10 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The theater has a seating capacity of 955. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our St. James Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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Ratings & Reviews
4.8
out of 5
Betty
Dec, 2017

The first time I read the reviews for Once on This Island, I was rather sceptical of what to expect. But unlike other expectations that fall flat, this one was raised to an even greater height after the first five minutes. WHAT a brilliant performance! Terrific crew and mind blowing songs... I'm planning to go once again before the holiday season kicks in.

Leroy
Dec, 2017

What a delightful show! I went along with my children and wife and we were all humming the songs on our way back home. It is indeed like a breath of fresh air. The performers are gifted with the art of storytelling, and that itself keeps you captivated throughout the evening.

Cynthia
Dec, 2017

Lovely production! Booked via Headout website and was directed to the seating chart very efficiently. I'm technologically challenged most of the time, but I managed to do it just right! What's more, I was personally handed the tickets with a smile on arrival at the theatre. Seriously, who does this anymore? I'm super happy with my service.

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