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Heavier Than Air presents 'Once on this Island'

The cast of Once on this Island rehearses for its Aug. 1 oening night erformance.The cast of Once on this Island rehearses for its Aug. 1 opening night performance.

Heavier Than Air Family Theatre delivers a tropical stage adventure in Once on this Island, an award winning musical with an infectious calypso-reggae beat.

This Caribbean fable tells the story of island peasants caught between a roiling sea and a sky filled with fickle gods, and a village girl who uses the power of love to bring hope to her people. Teaming with rhythm and a lesson in resilience, the local production features talented teens from Heavier Than Air's summer musical theatre camp.

Since its Broadway debut in 1990, Once on this Island has garnered eight Tony nominations and won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Performances take place in the Green River Community College Performing Arts Building at 7 p.m. Aug. 1-2, with a
3 p.m. matinee Aug. 2. All tickets for this summer treat are $8 and can be purchased by calling 253-833-9111 ext. 4966.