Following sold-out seasons in Sydney, the breathtaking musical ONCE makes its long-awaited return to Melbourne to make you fall in love all over again!
ONCE is an enchanting tale about a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, when a charming Czech piano-player takes a sudden interest in his music. Set on the streets of Dublin and featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing their instruments live on stage, Once is a tender love story about reaching for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, ONCE features a book by Enda Walsh and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová. It's the only Broadway show with music that won an Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® (including Best Musical).
With songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song ‘Falling Slowly’, this spellbinding musical will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.
8 Tony Award®, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Academy Award®, 1 Grammy Award®, 1 Olivier Award
★★★★1/2 “A beguiling, touching production of the gorgeous, bittersweet musical, based on the cult film” - Limelight
★★★★ "Hearts soar and music shimmers in deeply-felt, generous musical" - The Guardian
★★★★“It’s wonderful” - Time Out
Book by: Enda Walsh
Music & Lyrics by: Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture Written and Directed by: John Carney
By arrangement with: Music Theatre International (Australasia)
Guy: Toby Francis
Girl: Stefanie Caccamo
Da: Jay Laga’aia
Andrej/Guy Understudy: Abe Mitchell
Svec: Pavan Kumar Hari
Baruska: Jennifer Trijo
Emcee/Swing: Patrick Schnur
2hrs 20min (inc interval)
May 6th, 2023
June 4th, 2023
Recommended Age: 12yrs+ Warning: language, haze & references to suicide.
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