Creative Cauldron is preparing to present its final production of the 2014-2015 season, “Once on This Island,” which will premier at ArtSpace Falls Church at 410 S. Maple Street next Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The show, which was written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, the show features a calypso-reggae musical score.
Set in the Caribbean Antilles, this enchanting musical parable tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with the well-born Daniel and is aided by the gods of earth, water and love in her desire to be with him. Once on This Island garnered eight Tony nominations in its 1991 Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It also won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
The Creative Cauldron production of the play is directed by the organization’s associate artist Matt Conner and is choreographed by Kara-Tameika Watkins. Walter (Bobby) McCoy is serving as musical director, Margie Jervis is the scenic and costume designer and Joseph Lovins is the lighting designer. The show will feature Tiara Whaley, Ian Anthony Coleman, Daphne Epps, Iyona Blake, Carl Williams, Harrison Lee, Malcolm Lee, Jade Jones and Avia Fields.
Tickets for the show, which runs through May 31, cost $22 – $25 and tickets for the premier gala performance on May 9 cost $45. For more information, visit creativecauldron.org.