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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Music by Stephen Flaherty • Book & Lyrics by Lynn Aherns

Directed by Jereme Raickett & Kelsey Tippins

PERFORMED ON OUR MAINSTAGE

Players by the Sea community theatre is planning to return to the stage with a live streamed production of the Tony Award winning musical, Once on This Island. Pulling from some of the most talented performers and artists in Jacksonville. Players by the Sea has been able to produce incredible productions for the past 55 years. Players by the Sea was greatly affected in March when it was forced to halt all productions and close its doors, for the past 6 months Players has been working hard to keep the theater alive during the pandemic while anxiously preparing for the safe return of an audience. This February be a part of our return to the stage and see why WE TELL THE STORY”!

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning “Once on This Island”. Based on the novel “My Love My Love” by Rosa guy, this highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid”, garnered eight Tony nominations in 1991 for its original Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In 2018, the Broadway revival production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

The creative team for this production features Kelsey Tippins, from the Broadway national tour, and Jereme Raickett, Artistic Director for Players by the Sea, as co-directors

CAST & CREATIVE

MEET THE CAST

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WATCH & LISTEN

TI MOUNE: Terria Hill

DANIEL Anthony Llerandi

ASAKA: Toni Diamond-Bingham

AGWE: Anthony Mincey

ERZULIE: Jadene King

PAPA GE: Marquia Presley

TONTON JULIAN: Rendell Debose

MAMA ERUALIE: Kanesha Frederick

ARMAND/ENSEMBLE: Anthawn Ingram

ANDREA/ENSEMBLE: Angie Acedera

ENSEMBLE/DANCE CAPTAIN: Nekiya Covington

ENSEMBLE: Anjelica Adams, Samantha Nelson, Tabitha Abbott, Darryl Beamon, Josh Abbot, Isaiah Turner, John White, Jhalena Sulcer

DIRECTORS: Jereme Raickett & Kelsey Tippins

MUSIC DIRECTORS: Tina Wilson & Meachum Clarke

CHOREOGRAPHER: Darcellis "Darcy" Stinnette

PRODUCERS: Delvina Wynn & Shedrick Kinard

STAGE MANAGER: Justin Brown

SCENIC DESIGNER: John Bondi

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Daniel Dungan

COSTUME DESIGNER: Lisa Fleming