Benedum Center Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Discover the island life in the marvelous production "Once on this Island." It possesses all the unique characteristics that make for an outstanding night out. A cast that is exceptionally smart, the most magnificent costuming ever, and the greatest musical score ever to grace a stage, can all be expected. As the scene develops, you will be totally astounded and will have the time of your life. Expect tickets to sell out more quickly than you anticipate because everyone wants to attend the show. Fortunately, this is THE place to get yours. So don't wait; act right now for a performance at the Benedum Center on Wednesday 26th July 2023.
The coming-of-age one-act stage musical "Once on This Island" features a Lynn Ahrens book, lyrics, and Stephen Flaherty score. It is centered on Rosa Guy's 1985 book My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl, a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid set in the Caribbean.
A group of storytellers from an island come together to share Ti Moune, a peasant girl, as their story about love, bravery, and strength. A simple and loving family embraces an orphan picked by the gods. Despite being comfortable, she feels as though she was intended for something higher. Ti Moune falls in love with a attractive but sickly stranger after a tragic accident brought on by an evil storm, and she tries her hardest to nurse him back to health. She offers the greatest sacrifice in exchange for his life in her deal with the gods. As a result, our little peasant girl embarks on a quest to find the answer to the age-old question, "Can love conquer death?"
With such an inspiring story, this show is set to please even the most discerning of show goers. You will truly be blown away, as evidenced by all of its rave reviews. It has even won a Tony award for "Best Revival of a Musical" and nominated for countless others. Benedum Center is the best place to see it, so make sure you block out your calendar and you will be set for the best night ever.