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Once On This Island

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Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.

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

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Show Details

Show Timings

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

Duration
Once On This Island goes on for 130 minutes without intermission.

Leading Roles
Loren Lott as 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”

Additional Information

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 776. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Circle in the Square 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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Ratings & Reviews
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Kenya Sledge
Kenya
Reviewed in April, 2019

The songs were super adorable and we loved the star cast :)

Marleen Cody
Marleen
Reviewed in March, 2019

It was excellent singing and staging, a wonderful story, and something very, very special!

Rhett Cornish
Rhett
Reviewed in January, 2019

If you're seeking a musical experience that is simultaneously larger than life, Once on This Island should be on your list.

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My Tickets

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

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Where?

Circle in the square theatre, 1633 Broadway, 234 West 50th Street, New York

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