May 16 – June 23, 2024

Lyrics and Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Directed by Amina Robinson

F. Otto Haas Stage

Expected Runtime: 90 minutes, with no intermission

SOCIAL NARRATIVE: What to expect during your time at the Arden

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Synopsis

In search of her place in the world with guidance from the island gods, Ti Moune, a fearless young woman of the French Antilles, risks it all on a remarkable journey to reunite with the one who has captured her heart. Exhilarating and irresistible, Once on This Island is a radiant musical reminding audiences that a beautiful story simply told has the power to help us weather the storm and allow our spirits to sing.

Special Performance Information

 – Smart Caption Glasseswearable, customizable Closed Captioning
Available to reserve for performances starting on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Icon with initials Open CaptioningLive, on-stage text display of all words and sounds
Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM

– Audio DescriptionLive verbal description of actions and visual effects
Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Teen Night $15 tickets and a post-show talkback for Teens 13 – 18 years old
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Young Friends Night Networking and pre-show talkback event for professionals 40 and under
Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM – Use code: YFARDEN

Cast

Chabrelle Williams (Mama Euralie)
Christopher Faison (Tonton Julian/Servant)
Nadia Ra’Shaun (Ti Moune)
Ethan B. Walker (Daniel)
Sydney Banks (Andrea)
Tiara Greene (Asaka)
Ryane Nicole Studivant (Erzulie)
Jessica Johnson (Papa Ge)
Curtis Wiley (Agwe)
Olivia Fowler (Little Girl)
Miles Davis Tillman (Armand/Chorus)
Taylor J. Mitchell (Storyteller/Chorus)
Jamie Powell (Storyteller/Chorus)
Eliana Pinckney (Storyteller/Chorus)

 

Creative

Director 
Amina Robinson
Assistant Director
Mariah Ghant
Choreographer
Devon Sinclair
Music Director
Gina Giachero
Assistant Music Director
Jay Rosen
Set Design 
David P. Gordon
Lighting Designer
Alyssandra Docherty
Costume Design
LeVonne Lindsay
Sound Designer
Liz Atkinson
Stage Manager 
Alec E. Ferrell
Assistant Stage Manager
Lyndsey Connolly

Performance Schedule

Week of 5/13

Thursday, May 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Preview

Friday, May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM
Preview

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 8:00 PM
Preview

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 2:00 PM
Preview

Week of 6/3

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 6:30 PM

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:00 PM
Young Friends Night! Use code: YFARDEN for $30 tickets (Arden Young Friends is designed for audience members 40 and under, and includes a pre-show networking event!)

Friday, June 7, 2024, 7:00 PM
Audio Description & Open Captioning Available

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 2:00 PM
Audio Description & Open Captioning Available

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 2:00 PM