Once on this Island Jr. the Musical

Once on this Island Jr. the Musical

Adapted from the Broadway musical, Once on this Island Jr. retells Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale The Little Mermaid with dance and Caribbean-inspired songs. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, falls for Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, as she tries to care for him after an accident. When Daniel returns home, her gods set Ti Moune on a quest that brings her up against the forces of hatred and death. Audiences all over have been moved by this timeless love story.

Brought to you by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Arts & Culture.  

Star Center Theatre

The Star Center Theatre is an award-winning non-profit founded by Rhonda Wilson in 2000 to provide arts, education, and performance opportunities to area youth and their families. These opportunities help develop lifelong transferable skills. Their goal is for everyone to sparkle and shine! 

The Star Center has been recognized nationally with the Distinguished Merit Award from American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), as well as by the local Spotlight on Youth Award and the Governor's Award for Investment in Youth. Star Center Youth has partnered with the City of Gainesville to bring enchanting free performances to the public. 


  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 | 02:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 01:00 PM - 11:59 PM


The Grace and Sidney Knight Children's Theatre

The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NW Sixth Ave., 32601, View Map

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