February 4 - 9

Once On This Island

Broadway Series, Ordway Music Theater

Direct from Broadway

Music. Fire. Rain. Passion. And that’s just the opening number.

“What a delight it is to enter the world of Once On This Island!” raves The New York Times.

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once On This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once On This Island is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.

This touring production, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Ordway favorite Camille A. Brown, will play in Minnesota for the first time.


Onstage Seating

During all performances of Once On This Island, select partial view seats are available onstage for just $25. These seats offer a unique and involved way to experience the performance, with the story of Ti Moune being told all around you! By sitting in this area, you are also a part of the story, as you will be visible to the performers and the rest of the audience. For this reason, and for your safety and the safety of the performers, there are some guidelines for audiences attending in these seats.



<center><strong>Mckynleigh Alden Abraham</strong></center>
Mckynleigh Alden Abraham
<center><strong>Jahmaul Bakare</strong><br /> <small>Agwe</small><br /></center>
Jahmaul Bakare
<center><strong>Phillip Boykin</strong></center>
Phillip Boykin
Tonton Julian
<center><strong>Briana Brooks</strong>
Briana Brooks
<center><strong>George L. Brown</strong>
George L. Brown
<center><strong>Michael Ivan Carrier </strong>
Michael Ivan Carrier
<center><strong>Courtnee Carter</strong></center>
Courtnee Carter
Ti Moune
<center><strong>Jay Donnell</strong>
Jay Donnell
<center><strong>Kyle Ramar Freeman</strong>
Kyle Ramar Freeman
<center><strong>Tamyra Gray</strong>
Tamyra Gray
Papa Ge
<center><strong>Alex Joseph Grayson</strong>
Alex Joseph Grayson
Beauxhommes Narrator
<center><strong>Danielle Lee Greaves</strong>
Danielle Lee Greaves
Mama Euralie
<center><strong>Tyler Hardwick</strong>
Tyler Hardwick
<center><strong>Phyre Hawkins</strong>
Phyre Hawkins
Beauxhommes Narrator
<center><strong>Savannah Jackson-Page </strong>
Savannah Jackson-Page
<center><strong>Cassondra James</strong>
Cassondra James
<center><strong>Tatiana Lofton</strong>
Tatiana Lofton
<center><strong>Robert Zelaya</strong>
Robert Zelaya


Pre-Show Extra

Experience a unique installation of imaginative musical instruments and sonic sculptures by Douglas Ewart in the Ordway lobbies before performances February 4–9. Ewart will showcase his musical and instrument construction skill, performing and improvising on instruments he builds using a variety of recycled and salvaged materials.


Accessible Performances

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Open Captioning

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 7:30PM

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ASL and Audio Description

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 2:00PM

Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):

  • Orchestra right, row G, seats 307-310
  • Orchestra right, row H, seats 308-311
  • Orchestra right, row J, seats 309-312