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WEEKEND PLANS? Go See A Musical!

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Kentwood Players Proudly Presents the Tony Award winning Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Kentwood Players proudly presents the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty. 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.

With Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty. 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.

Erzulie, beautiful Goddess of Love (Maggie Pan) vs. Papa Ge, sly demon of Death (Andre Heimos) Photo credit: Gloria Ramirez-Plunkett

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND runs Friday, May 10 through Saturday, June 8 at Westchester Playhouse (8301 Hindry Ave., LA 90045.


Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Saturday matinees at 2pm will be added on May 18 through the rest of the run. There may be some Wednesday matinee performances. There will be no performances over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 26). 

Reserved seat tickets are $30 with a $4 discount for seniors and students, available online at www.kentwoodplayers.org, by emailing the box office at boxoffice@kentwoodplayers.org or calling (310) 645-5156. Contact the box office for Group Sale Discounts and check their website for further details about public transportation and parking. You must arrive 30 minutes before curtain.

*Special thanks to Shari Barrett.

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