MTCC presents “Once On This Island, Jr.” Feb. 22

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Local children make up the entire cast of “Once On This Island, Jr.”

The Musical Theater Center Company (MTCC) is proud to present “Once On This Island, Jr.” Feb. 22, at the Wando High School Performing Arts Center. This magical, musical production arranged by Musical Theater International (MTI) features an all kid cast ranging in ages from six to 15 years old. Tickets are available now for two performances on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for children and $18 for adults, and can be purchased at OnceUponABallet.com in advance or at the door (if still available).  

About the Show:

“Once On This Island, Jr.” is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost nonstop song and dance, this poignant and heartwarming musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When Daniel is returned to his people, Ti Moune is guided by the gods of earth, water and love in her quest to be with him.  

About the Cast:

“Once On This Island, Jr.” features an allstar cast made up entirely of talented, Charleston-area children. The cast is comprised of kids from the ages of six to 15 years old who have spent months learning songs and creative choreography for this professional-level show!  

About the Musical Theater Company:

Musical Theater Center Company is the nonprofit division of Once Upon a Ballet. Allyson Lewis is cofounder of the Musical Theatre Company, along with director Courtney Sarre. Professor Laura Turner is the musical director. The MTCC shares the joy of children's theater through free, public performances, including visits to nursing homes and participation in community events and fairs. MTCC also works with the Charleston Public School District by bringing performances to individual schools, thereby allowing all children to experience the joy of theater, regardless of financial capability. MTCC inspires the community through powerful and exceptional stage productions made up entirely of child actors.

For more information, visit OnceUponABallet.com, the Musical Theater Center Facebook page, or call the studio at 843-216-6671.

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