Hello again, devoted bloggers! Hope you’ve all had a lovely week. But now, it’s time to talk about Broadway once again!Last night, I was very lucky to see Once On This Island, the most recent winner of the Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award. Directed by Michael Arden, the show takes place on an island in the French Antilles, where the story of Ti Moune is told to a young child. Ti Moune is orphaned by a hurricane, but the gods of earth, water, love, and death send her on a journey that will test her strength and her heart.One of the most interesting things about this show is that it is in the Circle in the Square, meaning that the show is in the round. The stage is surrounded on all sides by seats. I so wish I had taken a picture, but I was honestly too taken with the set! Upon entering, the ground of the stage is covered in sand, trash, and various livestock. A young girl sits in the middle playing with a child’s keyboard. As the audience streams in, so do the cast members as they interact with each other and those seated who literally have their feet in the sand.And then the show began. To say that I was swept off my feet was a VAST understatement. Courtnee Carter, subbing in for Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune, was beautiful, both inside and out. She sang with drive and passion, and danced like there was no tomorrow! Your heart breaks with her throughout the course of the show. All of the gods also had incredible performances, particularly Alex Newell as Asaka (who, in my opinion, was completely snubbed of a Tony nom) and Quentin Earl Darrington. This was my boyfriend’s character (and may or may not have been jealous of his insane baritone).One team I’d love to tip my hat to is the lighting team. The lights in this show were incredible and really helped to set the mood. One of the coolest effects was during The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes through the use of a scrim. It was humorous and added a lot to the song.Between you. me, and the ghostlight, this is a show not to miss! It will remind you of the immense power of love and why stories are important to communities. Until next time, blog lovers!