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With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, strongONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR./strong is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highly
original and theatrical st1:place w:st="on"Caribbean/st1:place adaptation
of the popular fairy tale span style="font-style: italic;"The Little Mermaid/span garnered eight Tony nominations
for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. brbrIn 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.
brbrEqually effective regardless of its cast size, strongONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. /strong features minimal--though colorful--sets and costumes that capture the imagination of the audience. Creative movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals and even a fierce rainstorm. Its catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score by the
Tony® Award-winning songwriting team of a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3399"Lynn Ahrens/a and a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3479"Stephen Flaherty/a (stronga href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000228"strongRAGTIME/strong/a/strong
and the animated film span style="font-style: italic;"Anastasia/span) includes tender ballads and rousing
celebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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