3/27/19 Graham High Presents Once on this Island
Graham High Presents Once on this Island
Reprinted with permission.
Graham High School Presents our spring musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, April 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7:00pm and April 7th at 2:00pm. Tickets at the door are $7 for GHS students and $10 for all other patrons. See a cast member before April 29th to purchase a discounted ticket. We hope to see you there.
Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. 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.