Lake Superior Theatre - 270 N Lakeshore Blvd. Marquette, MI 49855

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Once on This Island is an engaging, Caribbean-flavored musical set on an unnamed island in the French Antilles. The story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love above her class, is told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm. 


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. In almost no-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of a peasant girl on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  Once  On This Island  delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance.


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