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September 20 – October 28, 2018

Once

Book by Enda Walsh

Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Directed by Terrence J. Nolen

F. Otto Haas Stage

Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with 1 intermission.

Join us as the F. Otto Haas stage is transformed into the streets of Dublin. This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who meet and are drawn together by their shared love of music. Once, featuring an ensemble of actor-musicians playing Academy Award-winning music, promises to leave you spellbound.

Based on the Motion Picture, written and directed by John Carney.

 

Once is done right at the Arden. More than right: it’s marvelous. And that isn’t merely enough—it’s an abundance of riches.

Philadelphia Magazine

Once at the Arden: Lush, inventive, entrancing

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cast 
Ken Allen Neely (Guy)
Katherine Fried (Girl)
Scott Greer (Billy)
Greg Wood (Da)
Emily Mikesell (Baruska)
Kendal Hartse (Reza)
Mary Fishburne (Ex-Girlfriend)
Alex Bechtel (Andrej)
Skip Robinson (Svec)
Justin Yoder (Eamon)
Charlie DelMarcelle (Bank Manager)
Josh Totora (Emcee)
Lučia Brady (Ivonka)

Director
Terrence J. Nolen
Scenic Designer
David P. Gordon
Lighting Designer
Thom Weaver
Costume Designer
Olivera Gajic
Sound Designer
Elizabeth Atkinson
Music Director
Ryan Touhey
Choreographer
Steve Pacek
Projection Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Stage Manager
Alec E. Ferrell
Associate Director
Liz Filios
Assistant Stage Manager
Norah Scheinman

Performance Schedule

Week of 9/17

Thu, Sept 20, 2018, 7:00 PM
Preview

Fri, Sept 21, 2018, 8:00 PM
Preview

Sat, Sept 22, 2018, 8:00 PM
Preview

Sun, Sept 23, 2018, 2:00 PM
Preview

Week 9/24

Tue, Sept 25, 2018, 7:00 PM
Preview

Wed, Sept 26, 2018, 7:00 PM
Opening Night – SOLD OUT

Thu, Sept 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

Fri, Sept 28, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sat, Sept 29, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sat, Sept 29, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sun, Sept 30, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sun, Sept 30, 2018, 7:00 PM

Week of 10/1

Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 2:00 PM

Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 6:30 PM

Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 7:00 PM
Post-Show Discussion

Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
Audio Description / Captioned Performance

Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 2:00 PM
Audio Description / Captioned Performance

Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 7, 2018, 2:00 PM
Post-Show Discussion

Sun, Oct 7, 2018, 7:00 PM

Week of 10/8

Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 7:00 PM

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 2:00 PM

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
Post-Show Discussion

Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 7:00 PM

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 13, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 13, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 14, 2018, 2:00 PM
Post-Show Discussion

Week of 10/15

Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 7:00 PM

Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 2:00 PM

Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 6:30 PM
Post-Show Discussion

Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 7:00 PM

Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 20, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 20, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 2:00 PM

Week of 10/22 – EXTENDED!

Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 7:00 PM

Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 6:30 PM

Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 7:00 PM

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 2:00 PM

Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 7:00 PM