The 2022 Season


2022 Season

Once on This Island

Step into the enchanting world of Once on This Island, where love, fate, and the power of storytelling intertwine to create a mesmerizing journey!

  • July 7 – July 31, 2022
  • New Canaan, CT



Step into the enchanting world of Once on This Island, where love, fate, and the power of storytelling intertwine to create a mesmerizing journey. Set on a Caribbean island, this captivating Broadway musical follows the spirited Ti Moune on her quest for true love and destiny. With vibrant music, exhilarating dance, and a heartwarming tale of resilience, Once on This Island is a celebration of the human spirit that will leave audiences spellbound and inspired.
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed & Choreographed  by George Faison



If there were to be another Broadway revival (and this critic hopes there will be), this incandescent production should be brought there intact.”
– Sherry Shameer Cohen (Broadway World)

This Once on This Island is a visual feast and is both entertaining and extremely moving.”
— Zander Opper (CT Critics Circle)

There is plenty of joy in the dancing performed on this outdoor stage.”
— Nancy Sasso Janisi (PATCH, CT Critics Circle)

Faison and the Summer Theatre of New Canaan have brought out a delightful production.”
— Tim Leininger (CT Examiner, CT Critics Circle)

A wonderful Technicolor experience for you and your family.”
— Bonnie Goldberg (CT Critics Circle)


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing American Actors and Stage Managers.


Director/Choreographer: George Faison***
Music Director: Damien Sneed
Costume Design: Arthur Oliver
Sound Design: Brian Infantino
Scenic Design: Bill Menching Jr.
Lighting Design: Dalia Sevilla
Production Manager /Technical Director: Wayne Yeager
Master Electrician: Joey Mejia**

Production Stage Manager:  Daniel Schultz*
Conductor/First Keyboard: Ari Goldbloom-Helzner
Audio Engineer: Wayne Smith**
Associate Choreographer/Assistant Director: David Robertson
Assistant Choreographer: Sheen Jamaal
Assistant Stage Manager: Erica Kimble*
Costume Supervisor: Sara Brookes
Assistant Sound Design: Olivia Batal

*Member of Actors Equity Association     ** Member I.A. Local 74     *** Member SDC


Originally Directed and Choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Produced ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Off-Broadway In 1990

Originally Produced On Broadway By The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh, In Association With Playwrights Horizons

Once on This Island Is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Learn more about attending a performance with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.