Le Petit Theatre Debuts Second Century With Once On This Island

Dated: 09/04/2017

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Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre kicks off its second century of theater with the fabulous musical fable Once on This Island.  This vibrant, Afro-Caribbean musical begins September 15 and runs through October 1, 2017 with evening shows at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 3 pm.   The musical is set on a Caribbean island and revolves around a peasant girl who falls in love with a man from the other side of the island and of another social class. In the end, the girl finds love amidst a world of prejudice. The musical is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy; music by Stephen Flaherty and book/lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Following its run on Broadway, Once on This Island won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and was additionally nominated for nine Tony Awards. Tickets are available at Le Petit Theatre box office, which is open weekdays from 12 PM till 5 PM and on performance days from 12 PM till curtain. Please note that on performance days, you must arrive at least an hour before curtain time to purchase tickets at the box office. You may also get your tickets online at the following link: http://www.lepetittheatre.com/listings/events/once-on-this-island.html. The Theater is located at 616 St. Peter Street in the Vieux Carre. For additional information about the musical or Theatre, contact Le Petit Theatre at (504) 522-2081 or visit their website at:

http://www.lepetittheatre.com/2017-2018-season.html.

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