Musical Theatre of Anthem to Perform Once on this Island Jr.

Anthem, Ariz.  September 15th, 2010 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces performances for Once on this Island Jr.  This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairytale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show 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 to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  

Jackie Hammond, Producing Artistic Director, is Co-Director and Vocal Director, and she is joined by the immensely talented, Sherry Henderson, who is Co-Directing and Choreographing. Rounding out the team is Assistant to the Vocal Director, Ginette Rossi, and Assistant to the Choreographer, Anya Rogers. “This talented cast will knock your socks off,” states Hammond.  “We are all very proud of this hard-working and inspiring cast.” Hammond promises that “Even though audience members may not know the show, they will walk away with it being one of their favorites.” 

Performances will be held October 28 –30 at 7:00 p.m. and October 30-31 at 3:00 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School’s Mini Auditorium.  Special Engagement for the 10/31 3:00 Show!  Kids can "trick-or-treat" at Intermission with selected cast members and receive some special Halloween treats!  Tickets prices are $18 for Adults and $15 for Students, Seniors, and Children 12 and under. MTA consistently sells out their shows, so get your tickets online now -  

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.

Pictured from left to right: back row - Samantha Pear, Maddie Lopez, Jade Schalk, Amaya Lim, front row - Taylor Ellsworth. Photo by Olga Smirnoff.


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