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Once on This Island Jr.

  • 1.  Once on This Island Jr.

    Posted 11-20-2019 10:15
    I am at a very diverse K-8 school.  I'm looking at "Once on This Island, Jr." for the Spring.  I feel like the themes are universal.  Has anyone done this show with diverse casting?

    Myndee Fleury Washington

    Music & Drama Teacher

    Union Park Charter Academy


    "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you EVERYWHERE"- Albert Einstein



  • 2.  RE: Once on This Island Jr.

    Posted 11-21-2019 08:45
    Yes! It's a great show and you'll be glad you did it. The recent Broadway production had a very diverse cast. Break a leg!

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    Garry Tiller
    Theatre Arts Teaching Artist
    Sidwell Friends
    Washington, DC
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  • 3.  RE: Once on This Island Jr.

    Posted 11-21-2019 12:57
    Myndee,

    Yes. The show is very appropriate and agree the themes are very universal. We just did the full show and had an amazing time and the cast and audiences loved it.

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    Crit Fisher
    Lighting/Sound Designer
    New Albany High School
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  • 4.  RE: Once on This Island Jr.

    Posted 11-21-2019 13:56
    Absolutely! This is one of my favorite shows. I'm at a public middle school in Hawai'i where we last produced this show in 2008. Go for it! It's an awesome show.

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    Julia LoPresti
    Theatre Arts Teacher / Director
    Aiea HI
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