Once on This Island, Jr. - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Once on This Island, Jr.

Middle School Production

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Scot Allen

Mid-Pacific School of the Arts presents:
Once on This Island, Jr.

December 11-13

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Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once On This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and Seussical) this magical tale of love garnered eight TONY nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!

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 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 death.