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Tonight's performance of Once on Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00pm has been cancelled due to weather and for the safety of our performers, staff, and patrons. Olney Theatre Center administrative offices and box office are currently closed due to inclement weather.

This Tony-winning gem of a musical took Broadway by storm with its romantic folk-rock ballads and an ensemble that plays its own instruments. Set in contemporary Dublin, a street guitarist is about to give up on his dreams when he meets a curious woman who wants to know all about him. Captivated by her optimism, the two embark on a remarkable music-making journey that includes a cadre of unlikely companions -- immigrants, oddballs, and lonely hearts. Along the way, can the two of them find love? Based on the 2006 film which won an Oscar® for Best Original Song, Once ponders the mysteries of music and love.

Book by              
Enda Walsh

Music and Lyrics by              
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the motion picture written and directed by
John Carney

Music Direction by
Christopher Youstra

Directed and Choreographed by 
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

2018-19 Season
Part of the 2018-19 Season

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"the show passes the “Falling Slowly” test twice, acing that simmering, Oscar-winning song — and the rest of the score — with the lush strumming and fiddling that easily make the night worthwhile."

-The Washington Post

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  • Linda Bard

    Swing
  • Carlos Castillo

    Svec
  • Katie Chambers

    Ex-Girlfriend
  • Nick DePinto

    Bank Manager
  • Ian Geers

    Swing
  • Kyleigh Fuller

    Ivanka
  • Somaya Litmon

    Ivanka
  • Craig MacDonald

    Da
  • Gregory Maheu

    Guy
  • Emily Mikesell

    Baruska
  • Daven Ralston

    Reza
  • Malinda Kathleen Reese

    Girl
  • Brian Reisman

    Eamon
  • Dave Stishan

    Billy
  • John Sygar

    Andrej
  • Christopher Youstra

    Emcee
  • Enda Walsh

    Book
  • Glen Hansard

    Music and Lyrics
  • Markéta Irglová

    Music and Lyrics
  • John Carney

    Wrote and Directed Once the Motion Picture
  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge

    Director and Choreographer
  • Christopher Youstra

    Music Director
  • Michael Schweikardt

    Scenic Designer
  • Frank Labovitz

    Costume Designer
  • Colin K. Bills

    Lighting Designer
  • Matt Rowe

    Sound Designer
  • Lynn Watson

    Dialect Coach
  • Karen Currie

    Production Stage Manager

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Once

February 6 - March 17 2019

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