Chattanooga Theatre Centre will present the Youth Theatre production of "Once on This Island, Jr." Feb. 2-10.
Review for Once on This Island:
With its catchy Caribbean-flavored musical score and vibrant costumes splashing the stage with color, the Chattanooga Theatre Centres upcoming Youth Theatre production of Once on This Island, Jr. may just conger up orange sunsets and ocean breezes when this enchanting Calypso folktale opens Saturday, Feb. 2.
Adapted for young audiences from the celebrated Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by the legendary writing team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the CTC production of Once on This Island, Jr. features a multicultural cast of 30 young people under the direction of Youth Theatre Director R. Scott Dunlap. The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 10.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the French-descended dwellers on 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 that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even ...