|This is an unexpected little gem of a show. A friend in college raved about this show, and I saw it based on her recommendation. I hopped on a train with the specific purpose of seeing "Once on this Island".
As an almost throw back to the big budget musical, "Once on this Island" shows that good theatre is about telling a good story. No special effects, no gimmicky staging - just straight forward story telling.
At 90 minutes, the creators knew how to keep things moving and there was rarely a bad moment.
The good news is that most of the show is captured on the CD. Very little is missed (except the visualization of the performances).