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Addison Trail winter musical to open Thursday

Cast members rehearse a scene from Addison Trail High School's upcoming winter musical, "Once on This Island."
Cast members rehearse a scene from Addison Trail High School's upcoming winter musical, "Once on This Island."

ADDISON – Students from Addison Trail High School will perform in the winter musical, “Once on This Island,” next week.

“Once on This Island” 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. After Daniel is returned to his people, the four 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, according to a District 88 news release.

This will be the first time Addison Trail will perform “Once on This Island.” The musical is family friendly, and many people believe it’s based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original version of the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” stated the release.

Under the direction of Anna Jakubka Court, senior Morgan Pirtle plays Ti Moune and junior Jerold Macaya plays Daniel. The four gods of the island are played by seniors Francesco Bondi, Kala Keller, Anthony Pham and Nicole Levonyak.

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If you go

What: "Once on This Island"

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8 (also a 2 p.m. performance Feb. 8)

Where: Addison Trail, 213 N. Lombard Road

Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students, $3 with an activity pass and are free with a District 88 Senior Gold Card. To buy tickets, call 630-628-3365

Dinner: The Addison Trail Teacher-Parent Organization (TPO) Spaghetti Dinner will take place between the two performances Feb. 8. The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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