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The Hudson School in Hoboken Presents Once On This Island December 14-16 2012

The Hudson School in Hoboken Presents

Once On This Island December 14-16 2012

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Music By Stephen Flaherty

Here is the latest theatrical offering from the Hudson School….

Once On This Island December 14-16 2012:

On the night of a terrible storm, a story is told. The story takes place on an island where “the sea, sparkling in the sun, earns it the name, ‘Jewel of the Antilles.’” Passed down from generation to generation, the story concerns a peasant girl, Ti Moune, 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.

Directed and designed by Adam Sentoni, the cast includes, from Hoboken, Ali Gilman as Asaka, and Robert Stark as Tonton Julian and Agwe. From West Orange, Lily Johnson plays Ti Moune, the peasant girl; and Jack Dorfman plays Papa Ge, the sly demon of death. From Montclair, Samantha Stein plays Mama Euralie, Savannah Mullarney plays Andrea, and RJ Konefal plays Armand. Coming from Bronx, NY, Bill Abreu plays Daniel; from Towaco, NJ, Aliana Kilmer plays the beautiful goddess of love, Erzulie; and from Woodbrige, Erica Rivera plays Little Ti Moune and the little peasant girl to which the Story is being told.

Based upon the novel, “My Love, My Love: The Peasant Girl” by Rosa Guy, and from the creators of Ragtime, The Glorious Ones, and Seussical: The Musical, the book and lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens, and the score is by Stephen Flaherty. The original 1991 Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, and starred La Chanze as Ti Moune.
Once On This Island will be presented at The Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ. Performance schedule includes three performances Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday December 16 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00/$10.00 for students/seniors. For tickets and reservations, contact Adam Sentoni at (201) 659-8335 ext. 326

About The Hudson School:

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at (201) 659-8335 ext. 107.

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