Sunnyvale Community Players is pleased to present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a musical in streaming format opening on December 5, 2020, and continuing through December 20, 2020.

This sweeping, universal tale features Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world and is ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty indigenous Gods of the island, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

The vision of two-time Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival), and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND soars with a score that bristles with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, (Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime).

“This wonderful musical with its intimate journeys and soaring score covers so much of the human condition that we just had to find a way to present it, now more than ever,” says director Gary Stanford, Jr. “We cast outstanding performers and were due to premiere it in October but the COVID 19 pandemic has shut down theaters from Broadway to most community theaters. I’m so excited that Sunnyvale Community Players has invested in innovative technology that leverages state-of-the-art 4K video, animation, and sound recording and editing compliant with County-approved safe production standards so theater lovers can stream and experience this award winning musical in the comfort of their own homes.“

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND starts streaming through ShowTix4U on Saturday, December 5, 2020 and runs through Sunday, December 20. 2020. The production is produced as a fully staged virtual theatrical experience filmed live in 4K and edited for streaming. Content is appropriate for children of all ages.

Tickets for Live Streams go on sale Friday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for the following dates and times:

Saturday, December 5 at 8pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2:30pm
Monday, December 7 at 7pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm
Thursday, December 10 at 7pm
Friday, December 11 at 8pm
Saturday, December 12 at 8pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:30pm
Monday, December 14 at 7pm
Tuesday, December 15 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm
Thursday, December 17 at 7pm
Friday, December 18 at 8pm
Saturday, December 19 at 8pm
Sunday, December 20 at 2:30pm

Live Stream ticket price is $24.95 plus $2.79 ShowTix4U service fee per ticket. Viewers can access the entire purchased live stream recording up to 4 hours after the event start time.

Tickets are available through and directly through ShowTix4U at

Patrons can also contact for more information.


ONCE UPON THIS ISLAND Production Credits

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based Upon The Novel, "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy

Directed and Choreographed by Gary Stanford, Jr.
Producers by Brenda Jackson and Bruce Campbell
Vocal Direction and Music Engineering by Justin Pyne
Musical Direction and Technical Production by Kevin Surace

Once On This Island is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

About Sunnyvale Community Players

Established in 1969, Sunnyvale Community Players is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the performing arts in the Silicon Valley. For the past 52 years, SCP has maintained an open-door policy, welcoming volunteers of all ages to participate in its programs as cast members, production staff, board members, and more. SCP has been especially focused on enriching the lives of children and teens through participation in the performing arts. Many of its current board members and tech crew volunteers grew up with SCP or are parents of children for whom SCP played a central role in their lives.

SCP is supported in part by the City of Sunnyvale, Department of Library and Community Services.