Kentwood Players “Once on This Island” Opens May 10

Once on This Island tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.

Kentwood Players proudly presents the Tony Award-winning musical Once on This Island with Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty opening Friday, May 10 through Saturday, June 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Saturday matinees at 2:00pm will be added on May 18 and continue through the rest of the run. 

The production is directed by Elijah Green, with choreography by Katie Powers-Faulk and musical direction by Elizabeth Bouton Summerer, produced by Alison Boole, Marty Feldman, and Susan Weisbarth for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Music Theatre International, and sponsored by Charles Ortner.

Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Deonté Allen, Braelyn Booker, Jayla Bryant, Lola Buckland, Kevin Connors Jr., Bimei Flores, Chloe Hanser, Andre Heimos, Esteban Hurtado, Daniel Matute, Will Nazareno, Maggie Pan, Charisma Smith-Scott, Luke Villanueva, and Narumi Alicia Yuzawa.

Reserved seat tickets are $30 with a $4 discount for seniors and students, available online at, by emailing the box office at [email protected] or calling (310) 645-5156. 

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