Culture Connect Featured Event
The East Hartford Summer Youth Festival presents as their Summer Production ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND “ is a musical based on the novel “MY LOVE, MY LOVE” by Rosa Guy, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The play is produced by Special Arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684 www.mtishows.com.
The story is set on a Caribbean Island with elements of the Romero and Juliet story as well as the fairytale of “The Little Mermaid”. The story centers around a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.