On March 25-26 at 7:00 pm, Heartland Community Schools will present the Stephen Flaherty musical “Once On This Island,” a re-imagining of the Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Little Mermaid.” This time, the star-crossed lovers are not of mer-folk and humans, but of the segregated social classes of Haiti. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a young “grande hommes” of the wealthy upper class. We follow Ti Moune as she fights not only against the strongly held caste system, but intervening island gods as well.
Tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased by calling the HCS office. All ticket reservations must be made by Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 pm. Any purchases after this time can be made at the theater box office after 6:00 pm on evening of the show.
Brenan Erb (blue vest), Ashton Kroeker (red and yellow) and Addie Swartzendruber (far right) lead the way in the “We Dance,” the opening number from “Once On This Island.”
Anna King, Aaron Jensen, and Miranda Driewer featured in a company dance number.
Miranda Driewer and Lincoln Ruybalid introduce the “Beaux Hommes” way of life to the audience.
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