Theatre Arts for Kids present Once on This Island, Jr., written by Lynn Ahrens, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and directed by Penelope Haskew onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 at the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre. A matinee will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
This summer’s three-week musical theatre camp for experienced actors 7-18 years old culminates in three performances of Once on This Island Jr. – an original theatrical adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this Calypso-flavored tale features a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When the boy is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide the girl on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.