Once On This Island

Through special permission with Musical Theatre International, SCP is thrilled to bring you a special video-on-demand presentation of Once On This Island. From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ( Seussical,  Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score, and recently completed its very successful Broadway revival.  

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.  

The story takes place in the early 1900’s, and is packed with exciting Caribbean inspired music. Come away to an island with us and experience the magic. 

This special production is a fully staged virtual theatrical experience filmed live in 4K and edited for streaming. You won’t find anything at this level of production anywhere and you don’t want to miss this amazing cast!


Production Details

Video-On-Demand Performances
December 5 – 20, 2020  
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., and Mondays-Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Director/Choreographer: Gary Stanford Jr.  
Vocal Director: Justin Pyne  
Producers: Bruce Campbell and Brenda Jackson   
Stage Manager: Alyssa Houston
Production Manager: Kyrie Timbrook
Costume Designer: Jo-Ann Birdsall
Video and Audio Post-Production: Kevin Surace

Once on This Island
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com


Cast

Little Ti Moune
Samantha Houston

TI Moune
Samantha Mills

Ti Moune Understudy / Ensemble
Avishi Phadke

Erzulie
Patricia Pitpitan

Tonton
Jamari McGee

Mama Euralie / Ensemble
Willow Mae

Daniel
Jeffrey May Hyche

Armand
Eric Ward

Andrea
Beth McClellan

Papa Ge
Naomi Evans

Asaka
Kyrie Timbrook (vocals by Juanita Harris)

Agwe
Victor Ragsdale

Ensemble
Letitia Burton
Amarech Mendez
Samora Stephens
Dave Gammad
Jessica Herrera
Leo Diaz
Milan Whitfield
Riley Blackwell
Rebecca Borrison
Sophie Sontaag