Indian River Presents Once on This Island


By Craig Thornton


Indian River presents: 

“Once On This Island”

 Once On This Island, an enchanting musical fable, adapted from The Little Mermaid, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds. This Broadway show transports the story to a Caribbean island where social prejudice divides the island. Presented as a 'play within a play', a cast of village storytellers, attempting to calm a frightened young child, tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who saves a rich city boy from death.

This production stars Misty Brown as “Ti Moune”, Xavier Ehresman as “Daniel”, Abby Widrick as “Mama”, Hura Minger as “Tonton”, Joanna Hecker as “Asaka”, Nikki Marshall as “Erzulie”, Noah LaClair as “Papa Ge”, and Sophia Russell as “Little Ti Moune”.



Adult Staff:

Stage Director:     Kristie Fuller

Music Director:    Toni Zygadlo

Assistant Music Director:        Lisa Smith

Assistant Stage Director:         Kristina Dean

Choreographer:   Tricia Moore

Technical Director:        Lindsay Meyers

Producer:   Charles R. Heck


Professional Pit Band:

Toni Zygadlo - Piano/Conductor, Lisa Smith - Keyboards

 Jeff Miller–Trumpet, Ashley Rowsam – Flute/Pic

Jim Wiley - ReedsJim Oxenford-Trombone,

John Goloski-Aux. Percussion

Steve Martin–Guitar, Chuck Heck-Bass

Dan Hammond–Percussion

Indian River High School will present:  “Once On This Island” at the Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts on Friday, March 21st at 7 PM, and on Saturday, March 22nd, at 2 PM and 7 PM.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from any cast member, at the door, by calling Mr. Heck at

642-5127, or by emailing:

 The 2 PM show on the 22nd will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.



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