Sinclair Theatre Presents Once On This Island

DAYTON, Ohio (10/04/10) –Sinclair Community College’s Theatre Department will present Once On This Island, a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, opening October 15th through 23rd in Blair Hall Theatre on the Sinclair Campus.

Once On This Island
Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2

Fri Oct 15 8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 16 8:00 p.m.
Sun Oct 17 2:00 p.m.
Wed Oct 20 10:00 a.m.
Thur Oct 21 7:00 p.m.
Fri Oct 22 8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 23 8:00 p.m.

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Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, it’s the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

Featuring island rhythms and cultural story-telling, this score from the creators of Ragtime and Seussical provides an intimate show presented in a dance/movement-driven style reminiscent of story theatre with colorful sets and costumes. Once On This Island is directed by David Brush, with music direction by John Faas and choreography by Rodney Veal.

Cast includes: Aziza Macklin as Ti Moune, Joseph Stamper as Daniel, Sean Metcalf as Papa Ge, Risa Hillsman as Erzulie, Derek Dunavent as Agwe, Corinne Derusha as Asaka, Tabitha Carroll as Mama Euralie, Thomas Cole Schreier as Tonton Julian, Angela Dermer as Andrea, Christopher Hahn as Armand, Reilly Corbett as Little Ti Moune and Storytellers: Nicole Dine, Ofoname Eguaroje, Michelle Faulkner, Michael Frazier, Angele Livingston, Zach King, and Joshua Scales.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., one Sunday Oct. 17th matinee at 2 p.m., a Wednesday, Oct. 20th 10 a.m. school matinee and a Downtown Dayton Thursday Nights performance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21st. The Saturday, Oct. 23rd performance will be American Sign Language interpreted.

All seats are reserved and cost $15 adults and $10 for students/seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets online now go to: Box office opens October 8th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. 937-512-2808. All Thursday tickets cost an additional $5 each and include pre-show appetizers and cash bar for Sinclair’s popular Downtown Dayton Thursday Nights.

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