Live Musical Theatre Under the Stars
Arts & Learning Conservatory announces its first production in over 15 months at Concordia University’s outdoor amphitheater from July 16 - 25. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Jr. is the Calypso tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world. The nonprofit’s creative team purposefully cast the production with actors of color in lead and support roles.
The Tony award-winning musical has a Caribbean-themed score based on an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale with a storyline similar to The Little Mermaid. Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the boy who captured her heart, defying the social forces of prejudice and hate which demand their separation. Set to the music of legendary writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Ti Moune’s fate breaks down the walls that divide her society, ultimately uniting it.
Performed by a diverse group of youth and teens from throughout Southern Calif., ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Jr. will take place at Concordia University at 8 p.m. on the evenings of July 16 - 18 and 23 - 25. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $25 for premier seating and can be purchased at www.artsandlearning.org.
Concordia University is located at 1530 Concordia in Irvine. The outdoor amphitheater is concrete so attendees are asked to bring low-back chairs, stadium seats, or other padding for comfort. Concessions and opportunity baskets will be available and the July 17 performance features an ASL Interpreter.
The nonprofit also seeks partnerships with business and community leaders to sponsor underserved children to attend this live theatre experience.
For more information, visit artsandlearning.org or call (714) 728-7100.