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Now – October 28, 2018


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

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)

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

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