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Teen Performance Ensemble- Once on This Island
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00PM
Wheelock Family Theatre
200 The Riverway
180 Riverway, Boston MA 02215
Green Line D Branch
WFT’s Performance Ensemble program, for students in grades 6-12, is the opportunity for teen actors to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. Over a 12-week period students further develop their actor’s tools while rehearsing for a culminating production of the musical Once On This Island Jr.
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical).
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.