Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film
Music & Lyrics by Academy Award Winners
GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ
Book by ENDA WALSH
Direction by JOHN TIFFANY
Movement by STEVEN HOGGETT
Music Supervision and Orchestrations by MARTIN LOWE
Scenic and Costume Design by BOB CROWLEY
Lighting by NATASHA KATZ
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 14 — Sunday, October 19, 2014
Tuesday — Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: From $34.00
Ticket Office: whartoncenter.com
517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON
EAST LANSING, MI — ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play Wharton Center for Performing Arts for a limited engagement from Tuesday, October 14 through Sunday, October 19 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center series. Tickets for ONCE are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
ONCE is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCE is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.
The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.The Oscar winning independent Irish film, ONCE was made for $150,000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames, and Markéta Irglová. Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original song for “Falling Slowly,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
There will be a free After Chat post-performance conversation with members of the performing company immediately following the Thursday, October 16, 2014 performance of ONCE.