ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Vancouver’s first semi-professional production of Once On This Island. Once On This Island is a one-act musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel “My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl” by Rosa Guy. Set on an island in the French Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea, it is the story of an orphaned peasant girl named Ti Moune, who uses the power of love to bring together the different social classes living on her island.

The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. 

 

Fabulist Theatre’s production employed a richly diverse community of performers to tell this story.

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THE CAST

 

Ti Moune: Brianna Clark

Daniel: Michael Gnansounou

TonTon Julian: William Taylor*

Mama Euralie: Marci Chimich

Agwe: Ricardo Cunha Pequenino 

Asaka: YooRa Kang

Erzulie: Alexandra Quispe

Papa Ge: Sari Rosofsky

Andrea: Karliana DeWolff 

Armand/Daniel’s Father: Jorge Taracena

Little Girl/Little Ti Moune: Arta Negahban 

Storytellers: Jessie Chan (Dance Captain), Yasmin Pena, Teilani Rasmussen, Kenneth Tynan

 

*appearing courtesy of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. All performers appearing under the Artists’ Collective Policy.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM


Director/Associate Choreographer: Damon Bradley Jang

Choreographer: Marion Landers

Musical Director: Amy Gartner 
Producer: Mary Littlejohn 

Costume Designer: Chris Sinosich 

Lighting Designer: Michael Methot 

Stage Manager: Stacy Taylor 

Musicians: Jaya Story, Stanley Tsang, Phillip Lo, Red Qi

Assistant Stage Manager: Maraya Franca

Donations from the run were collected on behalf of Global Medic (https://globalmedic.ca)

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