Sadly, in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, arts and entertainment venues across the country have been closed for the safety of their patrons, artists, and staffs.
Virtual play readings, art gallery tours and cabarets are just a few of the ways that art organizations have been able to reach their communities and continue to bring the arts into everyone’s lives. Osceola Arts has announced a new endeavor, their production of “Once on this Island,” which will stream later this month.
The musical, originally slated for the live stage in March, will be filmed and streamed at scheduled times through Sunday, Aug. 9.
Once on this Island tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of their tropical island. She begins a difficult journey to prove love is stronger than death, guided by the Calypso Gods. Ti Moune ultimately breaks the societal wall and unites the people of her island. Written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Once on this Island is a true celebration of storytelling.
The production, directed by Dominic Del Brocco, has been restaged to respect social distance guidelines for the safety of the cast. Once on this Island features an incredibly talented cast of men and women who are honored to bring this beautiful story of love, inclusion, and acceptance to life.
Tickets are only $20 and 75 percent of ticket sales will benefit Greater Are We, a local nonprofit organization that provides access to academic resources, extracurricular activities and youth development opportunities for underserved youth. The online streaming of Once on this Island will begin run 2 p.m. and 7:30 through Sunday, Aug. 9.
For additional information and to purchase show tickets visit OsceolaArts.org or call 407-846-6257.