ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: CELEBRATING TOGETHERNESS
REVIEW: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
BY RYAN LUÉVANO
The musical Once on this Island may not be a household name like West Side Story or Wicked, however this show, with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, takes audiences to an exotic island in the Caribbean boasting messages of goodwill and peace. The musical is based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy and follows the story of a young girl who proves that love can bring anyone together, even two distant social classes.