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Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Stage This Weekend: "Once on This Island, Jr."

    Taking the stage this weekend is Once on This Island, Jr. - it's a terrific musical based on the original story of "The Little Mermaid."

   It's a rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

   With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, this is an original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. 

   From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this magical tale of love garnered eight TONY nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!

   Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells 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 that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death. 

   The show is being staged at the Renaissance Theatre Ballroom at 900 8th Street in Huntington. It
 runs Feb. 27 and 28 and Mar 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., and March 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. 

   Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved by calling 304-416-5437.

   Don't miss it!

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