Sunday, January 22, 2017

Music Review: Once on this Island

This is the original Broadway Recording released by RCA VICTOR and released in 1990.
My son Mark played the roll of Daniel Beauxhomme in his high school production.  His girl friend at the time was Ti Moune.  This recording has LaChanze as Ti Moune and Jerry Dixon as Daniel.  Lynn Ahrens wrote the book and lyrics.  Steven Flaherty wrote the music.  The music has a Caribbean style, is the tell the story of an island and the two populations, the peasants and the grand hommes.  The story is catching, as Ti Moune gives her life for Daniel.  However Daniel in turn cannot get past the culture of the day.  he is intended to another.  Consequently some "girls you marry and some you love."  This is very enjoyable, but not the best musical.  It was nominated for many Tony awards.

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