MVMMS Drama to Perform “Once On This Island”

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Come join the award winning Melrose Drama program as we carry you off to the Caribbean in the classic and beloved musical “Once On This Island!!”  The musical boasts a cast and crew of close to one hundred Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School students, as well as the award winning team of Director Adam Schuler, Vocal Director Shawn Gelzleichter and Choreographer Becca Flint. “Once On This Island” will be performed at the Melrose Performing Arts Center, located at the Middle School, on Friday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd at 7:00 PM with additional matinees on Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and will be available at the door as well as online at the Melrose Drama website

“Once On This Island” tells the poignant tale of Ti Moune, a brave peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of her island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods on an amazing journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. With elements of “Romeo and Juliet” and the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” “Once On This Island,” created by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, garnered eight Tony nominations for its initial Broadway run, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

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