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Be Swept Away to 'Once on This Island' at the Chenery

Chenery Middle School Theatre Arts to present musical tonite, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Chenery Middle School Theatre Arts is presenting the musical "Once on This Island," today, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.

This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

Directed and Produced by Chris Brindley

Music Direction by: Megan Harlow
Choreography by: Karen L. Hernandez

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. Tickets are available online at: www.ticketstage.com.

JMilton May 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I can't wait! This show is going to be wonderful - the kids have worked so hard!
Johanna Swift Hart May 18, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Wow, what a show tonight! I couldn't believe I was watching middle schoolers. What a talented bunch, including direction, choreography, lighting -- the whole production was terrific! My 9-year-old, who dislikes sitting still for much of anything, immediately asked if he can go back tomorrow night. I said yes. :)
Emma Robichaux May 18, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Looking forward to the show tonight...

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