The journal of a Kentucky culture vulture
Jul22Filed under: Music, Musicals, slide shows, SummerFest, Theater, UK; Tagged as: Adam Fister, Alicia Helm McCorvey, Arboretum, Jason Thompson, Julie-Ann Aguhob, Lynn Ahrens, Manuel Castillo, Margo Buchanan, Once On This Island, Stephen Flaherty, SummerFest, Tai-Kristen Smedley, Tamera Izlar, Tamia Bowden, Tarynn Grundy, Taylor Eldred, Tyshaun Lang
SummerFest closes out its 2009 season with the musical Once on This Island by writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty. The musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti who believes the gods spared her life so she could save a rich boy, Daniel, and fall in love with him. The production is directed by Margo Buchanan. Performances are July 22-26 at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. Photos by Rich Copley | staff.
Feature: UK Opera students spend summer exploring musical theater in Once on This Island.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich