‘Once on This Island Jr.’

By on June 8, 2016

istage Performing Arts will present ‘Once on This Island Jr.’ on Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 at 5 p.m. in the Manheim Central Middle School auditorium, 261 White Oak Road, Manheim.

The musical involves a cast of 31 students and numerous volunteers from the community. It is directed by Crystal Bear of Manheim.

Principle characters include Brittani Funk, Jackson Murray, Kaley Yeager, Jordan McKey, Tyler Shull, Sheridan Kinser, Tara Kinser. Sidoney Freeman, Cameron Mentzer, and Megan Stitzel.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted 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 her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance by e-mailing istagepa@gmail.com. All tickets are general seating and cost $8.

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