The only Broadway musical to feature music that has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Olivier and a Tony, Once: The Musical is a lauded theatrical event that has been critically-acclaimed the world over, and it’s about to open at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.
Brought to New Zealand after a five-year effort by Director Jesse Peach to secure the rights, the widely-celebrated production will open on 27th June, and run until 14th July. Set in a modern-day Irish pub, Once: The Musical tells the story of a Dublin busker who gives up on his music until love brings his dreams back to life. The enthralling ‘almost love story’ will be played out on the Auckland stage by a 12-strong cast of extraordinary local talent, including multi-hyphenates Jackie Clarke, Priya Sami and Kiwi singer-songwriter Lisa Crawley in her musical theatre debut.
The musical itself is a joyous production, peppered with the heart-aching melodies and uplifting notes. Originally adapted from a critically-acclaimed independent film of the same name that starred Glen Hansard opposite Markéta Irglorá — the duo also composed and performed all the songs — the musical numbers from the film have carried the success of the stage show, scoring the narrative with earnest, rock-folk tunes that really bring the compelling tale home.
In celebration of the fact that this acclaimed production has come to New Zealand (and is being brought to life with a Kiwi cast), we are giving away a double pass to the 7:30pm performance of Once: The Musical on the 2nd of July. To enter, click here. For more information and to buy tickets to any of the other performances, click here.
*This competition has now closed. Congratulations Rachael Speedy.*