RCCT’s ‘Once On This Island, Jr.’ starts today

Members of the Rogers City Community Theatre's "Once On This Island, Jr." cast are: Front row: Sierra Grulke, Amelia Pritchard, Elly Berryman, Bella Whitford, Jackson Nordenbrock, and Dylan Grulke; Middle row: Marleea Piechan, Izabelle Loughran, Lexia Haske, Haley Grulke, Hannah Meharg, Jonah Riddle, Colby Nordenbrock, and Brooke Getzmeyer; Back row: Sophia Shiepke, Jasmine Ramus, Emmalyn Riddle, Makayla Tennant, Natalie Grulke, Hannah Guenterberg, Lily Nordenbrock, and Chloe Schultz.

Rogers City Community Theatre’s summer youth production, “Once On This Island, Jr.”, starts today and runs through Sunday.

Adapted from the celebrated Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

The play is written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and directed by Heather Nordenbrock.

With a poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, “Once On This Island, Jr.” draws the audience into a charming world of storytelling and song.

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.

Performances will be offered at 7:30 pm today, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

All performances will take place at Rogers City Theater, 257 N 3rd St., in Rogers City. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, and will be available at the door.

Show information is available at RCCT’s website, www.rcctheatre.org, or by emailing info@rcctheatre.org, or by calling 708-808-RCCT (708-808-7228).

Rogers City Community Theatre is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization committed to providing high quality live theater performances and educational opportunities for people of all ages for personal and artistic growth in all aspects of theater production.