Final performance of ‘Once on This Island JR’ added
After four successful shows last weekend, Inspiration Stage has added one final performance of “Once on This Island JR.”
The final encore show will be performed Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive. Another show was added after positive comments from audience members, including Donna Gilbert who said, “This show had the most awesome dancing and singing. The storytellers tell the story — and a beautiful story it is! My daughter and I were so very impressed by Inspiration Stage.”
“This show needs to be seen,” says Inspiration Stage’s artistic director, and the musical’s director and choreographer, Mandy Seymore-Sensat. “It’s a story of love, hope and faith, beautifully told through music and movement by our talented and inspiring cast of storytellers, gods and young Ti Moune.”
The original Broadway production of “Once on This Island” ran from 1990-91, and its revival is currently still on Broadway after winning the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. “Once on This Island” is a one-act musical, set in the French Antilles, with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the duo who also wrote “Seussical The Musical,” “Ragtime” and others. It concerns a peasant girl, TiMoune, on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of disparate social classes while negotiating mystical forces that shape their lives.
“We’ve never had a set like this at Inspiration Stage. It’s so open and vibrant,” Seymore-Sensat. “It even rains on stage!”
Visit http://inspirationstage.com/shows/ for tickets and information.
After the encore show, Inspiration Stage will begin work on a 15-minute cut of the show for performance and adjudication at the Junior Theatre Festival Atlanta in January. The advanced young performers in this company will also participate in acting, dance and music workshops.