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Children’s Musical Theaterworks Presents
Once On This Island
Directed by Josh Montgomery
July 13-22 | Fresno Memorial Auditorium

Children’s Musical Theaterworks is excited to present this Tony Award winning title right here in Fresno! This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It recently won Best Revival of a Musical at the 2018 Tony Awards.

The story follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Show dates are July 13-22 at the historic downtown Fresno Memorial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at www.cmtworks.org or by calling 866-973-9610.

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