One stormy night, thunder booms, making a small girl cry in fear. To comfort her, the villagers tell her the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with Daniel Beauxhomme (“beautiful man”), a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.
“Once On This Island” is a story of life, pain, love, grief, faith, and hope. It is a musical with a Caribbean-flavored score and a story inspired by such works as “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Little Mermaid,” and the tropical-themed 1985 novel by Rosa Guy titled, “My Love, My Love.”
The “JR.” version of this musical was staged by GSC Theater in October, 2014. This time around, the 14 students in the cast – including two recent Good Shepherd Catholic School graduates – will be performing the full show in the round in the school auditorium. They attended a one-week theater camp at the school in late August that was run by Mark Urmson, GSC’s music and art teacher and theater director, and they have been rehearsing on a regular basis for the past month.
There are two evening performances on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, at 7:00, and a matinée Saturday at 3:00 p.m. All shows will feature live music. Tickets to all performances are $10 each, available at the door or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.