“Once on This Island Junior” on stage at WJHS

Post date: Mar 24, 2015 11:38:20 AM

Wells Junior High School will present the “junior” version of the one act musical “Once on This Island” March 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. in the Ward Gymnasium. All tickets are $5 and available at the door.

With story elements similar to “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Little Mermaid”, “Once on This Island Junior” is essentially a tragic love story set on a Caribbean archipelago revolving around a peasant girl, who, after saving his life, falls for a young man from an upper class, aristocratic family.

This musical first ran on Broadway in 1990-91. It is based on the novel “My Love, My Love” or “The Peasant Girl” by Rosa Guy. The music is by Stephen Flaherty with lyrics written by Lynn Ahrens.

The WJHS production is directed by Ronda Verges and Margaret Grady (Asst. Director). Lisa White is the Musical Director.

“Once On This Island Junior” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI located at 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York. Any video and/or audio recording of this musical production is prohibited.

For more information please call WJHS at 646-5142

Several cast members from “Once on This Island Junior.” From left to right is Ella Poulin (peasant), Zoe Angelakis (lead peasant), Givon McLean (Daniel, Grande Homme), Lily Iannillo (Goddess of Love) and Vanessa Perreault (Goddess of Water).