Slideshow: ‘Once On This Island Jr.’ on stage this weekend at Riverhead High School

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Dress rehearsal for “Once On This Island Jr.” at Riverhead High School. The show opened Friday and continues through Sunday, Sept. 15.

The Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre are presenting an all-junior cast in its summer musical, “Once On This Island Jr.,” at Charles Cardona
Auditorium at Riverhead High School this weekend. Performances started Friday and continue at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Sept. 15, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The show tells the story of Ti Moune, a poor peasant girl living on a Caribbean island divided by social prejudice, who falls in love with Daniel, an upper-class boy from the other side of the island. The production features a lively cast ages 8 to 14, a calypso-flavored score, exuberant choreography and
brilliant costumes incorporating rich and colorful island traditions.

Tickets are $5 for students 17 and under and $15 for adults. They are available in advance from any cast member, online at or from Christine Springer at 255-1205. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Laura Nitti is the show’s director, musical director and choreographer. Assistant director is Heidi Perry Hipp; Gretchen Chapman is producer; and
Judy Schiavone is costume coordinator.

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