The Entertainment Production department has announced that their spring 2015 musical will be a production of the musical Once On This Island, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The production will be in the Black Box Theatre at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University’s Bangor campus April 17th, 18th and 19th, 2015.
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, Once On This Island is a Caribbean tale of a Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of her island and the love that builds between them. This story of love and status garnered eight TONY nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.
The NESCom production of Once On This Island will be a project of students in the Entertainment Production degree program and will include the work of students in EP 235 Musical Theatre Performance, EP 340 Design and Technical Practicum and EP Theatre Management Practicum. This will be the third musical production for the Gracie’s Black Box Theatre with the most recent being the successful run of the 25th Annual Putnam County Regional Spelling Bee that took place in May, 2014.