Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TCTB Review Roundup: Broadway tour of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at the Ordway Center

Our bloggers were thrilled to see Once On This Island grace the Ordway Center for the Performing
Arts stage last week, the first time this show has ever been performed in the Twin Cities! Check out their thoughts in our roundup below:

Twin Cities Stages:
"Once On This Island, currently on tour at the Ordway, is a feast for the eyes, ears and soul. [...] Once on This Island will warm you up. It is a must see show for anyone who is looking for an escape or who loves dance."

Cherry and Spoon:
"Once on this Island tells a familiar story in a new way, employing ages old methods of storytelling for an immersive and inclusive experience (or as close as you can get in a large proscenium theater). It's a wholly entertaining show that also weaves in issues of colonialism, slavery, classism, and colorism. It's a story of hope, of love, of faith that things will be better, of the importance of telling our own stories."

Compendium - Minneapolis:
"Once On This Island is a true célébration de la vie, a fête for the ages. It bears the timeless qualities of all good lore and fables and will fill you with joy despite the story's innately unhappy ending. I'd love to see more national tours of such diverse casts and crews, and for that reason alone I think this is an important one to fill seats for."