Once on This Island (Ages 8-16)

CenterStage Academy is a youth theatre arts program specializing in quality training for the child performer – singing, acting, dancing. The kids will culminate their training in a performance at the end of the Academy while gaining real stage experience and learn what it takes to perform in a musical.


CenterStage Academy Players present Once on This Island

WithPlaywright: Lynn Ahrens
Lyricist: Lynn Ahrens
Composer: Stephen Flaherty

The Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Once on This Island is an original full-hearted adaptation
of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. With an ensemble cast,
colorful scenery, bright costumes, creative movement, calypso music, fun puppetry and innovative
storytelling, Once on This Island is the perfect vehicle for young performers to experience a musical
from start to finish learning the necessary skills to be a better performer, while making friends, gaining
self-confidence and creating memories that will last a lifetime!

There are only 40 spots available. First come, first served. First payment is due at registration to hold your child’s spot in the class.

October 9, 2016- April 30, 2017
Ages 8-16
Rehearsals: Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sundays 1-3:30 p.m.
Non-Member: 2 payments of $350
Member: 2 payments of $320
First Payment due at registration. 2nd payment due January 19. No refunds.
No Rehearsals on the following days: 11/24, 11/27, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals: April 23 from 1-6 p.m., April 24-26 from 6-9:30 p.m.
Must have a minimum of 20 for class to meet. Maximum of 40.


(7 p.m. performance begins with Spotlight Youth Player’s performance of Go Fish!, immediately followed by Once on This Island)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets (available in February 2017)
$7 children 10 and under; $12 adults