Children’s theater performs Once on this Island

The cast of the Wilton Children’s Theater Summer Stage program gathers at Trackside Teen Center.

The Wilton Children’s Theater Summer Stage program is performing Once on this Island at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, at the Clune Center at Wilton High School.

Once on this Island is a story within a story set on an island of “two different worlds,” the “haves” and the “have nots.” It is the story about a girl who breaks down the barriers between the two worlds and proves that love can conquer death. The show includes elements of Romeo and Juliet and elements of the fairy tale The Little Mermaid.  

The Summer Stage program is a three-week musical theater workshop for Wilton students entering grades 7-10. Students are directed by a seasoned professional and supported by local emerging professionals who lead them through the process of theater production.

The Summer Stage cast explores the process of putting on a show, from acting to set painting. This production is directed by Mary Jo Duffy, a Broadway and regional theater veteran who is one of the founders of Wilton’s Wiremill Academy, a theater and performing arts school based in Georgetown.

Tickets are $12 general admission, sold at the door before the shows on July 13 and 14.

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