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.
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.
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