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ONCE The Musical at The Long Center
Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL ‘ONCE’ Brings Music and Romance to the Long Center February 18 – 19. Tickets on Sale Now!
October 20, 2016 (Austin, TX)—Guy meets Girl in this musical tale of chance encounters, captivating street music, and budding romance. ONCE, a major Broadway hit and winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is headed to Austin this February and is, once again, blowing minds and stealing hearts. Tickets are available today!
Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE—a truly original Broadway experience—tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. . . but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
Based on the 2007 film of the same name starring Irish musician Glen Hansard and standout Czech actress Markéta Irglová, ONCE encapsulates the same enchanting melodies and storytelling that earned the film’s signature ballad, “Falling Slowly,” a 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song amidst a competitive Oscar season. ONCE borrows the songs and tone of the original film, with a few twists and turns of its own.
“When the violins begin to play—and the accordion and the mandolin and the guitars and the cello—the instruments swell into a collection of distinctive voices melded into a single, universal feeling. ONCE massages that feeling until it hurts quite exquisitely,” (The New York Times). Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
Landing in Austin just in time to liven up that midwinter slump and still count as Valentine’s Day weekend, ONCE is in Dell Hall for three performances, February 18 and 19. This literal Guy-Meets-Girl tale is nothing short of magical—won’t you fall slowly with us?