On Stage

The Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. Photo by Joanna Akyol
A centered, distanced image of 6 performers lined up and spotlighted on stage, as they sing into their mic and encourage the standing audience to clap along and dance. Left to right shown are Kelly Holiff, a while woman with long blonde hair and green eyes, wearing an orange southern belle dress and cowboy boots; Hailey Gillis, a while woman with long wavy brown hair half-tucked back, wearing a mustard cocktail dress; Jully Black, a Black woman of Jamaican-Canadian descent with long, full earth-toned hair and blonde highlights, wearing a belted navy wrap dress; Beau Dixon, a Black man with warm eyes and a moustache, wearing a blue blazer and light trilby hat; Andrew Penner, a white man with brown and silver hair and a grey blazer, & Sara Farb, a white woman with short, brown curly hair, wearing a belted, clay-colour jumpsuit. Behind them are glimpses of the orchestra and several instruments. Several rows of audience members run along the bottom frame, the theatre darkened.

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What's On

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In Development

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