Saycon Sengbloh, Darius de Haas, et al. star in Paper Mill’s ‘Once On This Island’

'Once On This Island'

Once on This IslandStunning new images and video have emerged from the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Once On This Island, a theatrical Afro-Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”

The musical, directed by Thomas Kail (“Magic/Bird”), began previews on May 30, with an official opening on June 3. The show is scheduled to play for a limited run through June 24.

Syesha Mercado stars as Ti Moune with Darius de Haas as Agwe, Kevin R. Free as Tonton Julian, Kenita R. Miller as Mama Euralie, Alan Mingo, Jr. as Papa Ge, Saycon Sengbloh as Erzulie, Jerold E. Solomon as Armand/Daniel’s Father, Aurelia Williams as Asaka, Adam Jacobs as Daniel and Courtney Harris as Little Ti Moune.

“In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.”

'Once On This Island'
'Once On This Island'
'Once On This Island'
(Photo credit: Jerry Dalia)

For tickets, call (973) 376-4343 or visit at
Paper Mill Playhouse is located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ.


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