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by Edna Walsh, Glen Hansard, and Marketa Irglova

Centre Stage, 2023

Director: John Fagan

Assistant Director: Hannah Williams

Musical Director: Janice Wright

LoisHade: Stage Manager

Bess Park: Set Designer

Paul Kwok: Lighting Designer

Alexis Morehead: Scenic Painter

Kristofer Parker: Choreographer

Sam Jemmott: Costume Designer

Jenny Bennett: Costume Coordinator

Savvy Thompson: Dialect Coach 

Tosha Andrews: Prop Master

Mason Lane: Sound Engineer 

Production Photos: Wallace Krebs

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and Olivier Award and a Tony Award.

- Centre Stage

From Hannah: A show I've loved before it was a show at all. I was lucky enough to find the music and the movie soon after they were released, and I've relished all of the complicated layers of emotion this music connects to. To me, this show is a real exploration of how art can connect us and what things we can say without words. It was an honor to work on the regional premiere of this piece - a piece that connects us, embraces us, challenges us, and moves us beyond who we thought we could be. "A show that only comes around Once."

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