The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected numerous segments of our lives… and that includes the arts.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, arts and entertainment venues across the country have been closed for the safety of their patrons, artists, and staffs. Virtual play readings, art gallery tours, and cabarets are just a few of the ways that art organizations have been able to reach their communities and continue to bring the arts into everyone’s lives.
Osceola Arts, located in Kissimmee, is excited to announce a new endeavor, their production of Once on this Island which will stream later this month.
The musical, originally slated for the live stage in March, will be filmed and streamed at scheduled times from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 9th. Once on this Island tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of their tropical island. She begins a difficult journey to prove love is stronger than death, guided by the Calypso Gods. Ti Moune ultimately breaks the societal wall and unites the people of her island. Written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Once on this Island is a true celebration of storytelling.
The production, directed by Dominic Del Brocco, has been restaged to respect social distance guidelines for the safety of the cast. Once on this Island features an incredibly talented cast of men and women who are honored to bring this beautiful story of love, inclusion, and acceptance to life.
Tickets are only $20 and 75% of ticket sales will benefit Greater Are We, Inc., a local non- profit organization that provides access to academic resources, extracurricular activities, and youth development opportunities for underserved youth. The online streaming of Once on this Island will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, July 31st, and also run at 2pm and 7:30pm from Saturday, August 1st through Sunday, August 9th.
For additional information and to purchase show tickets visit OsceolaArts.org or call 407-846-6257.
The mission of Osceola Arts is to promote, cultivate, and foster interest and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a non-profit organization, is located at 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Florida 34744. For more information visit OsceolaArts.org.