With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island, guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.
Performance dates are Aug. 23-25 with performances at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All tickets are reserved seating at $22.50 in advance and $24.50 at the door. Ticket prices include a $2.50 service charge. You can buy tickets at the Cornerstone Playhouse Facebook page or go to mycptix.simpletix.com.
Cornerstone Playhouse is located at 74 Main Street, Sussex Borough. Call 973 702-0687 for more information or visit us on Facebook.