The acclaimed Broadway revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on This Island will launch a North American tour in the fall of 2019. The tour will play The Center Theatrre Group in Los Angeles, with additional cities to be announced.
The new immersive production, produced by Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold, officially opened December 3 at Circle in the Square.
Once On This Island unfolds as a group of storytellers—caught in the midst of an unrelenting storm—recount the tale of Ti Moune, a Caribbean island country girl in love with an aristocrat who is sent on a transformative journey by the gods.
The score has been rebuilt through the use of multi-layered vocal orchestrations, along with instruments made out of found objects, including trash bins and flexible piping. The new charts are the work of Once on This Island’s original orchestrator, Tony Award winner Michael Starobin, and vocal arranger AnnMarie Milazzo.