ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including best musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, is coming to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for a limited engagement Nov. 10-15.
Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
ONCE, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of a three-city Canadian tour including Calgary and Vancouver.
ONCE ran for more than 1, 100 performances on Broadway with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.
It features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
ONCE tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.
The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.
The Oscar winning independent Irish film, ONCE was made for $150, 000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide, becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames and Markéta Irglová.
Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for best original song for Falling Slowly, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for best music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards.