Youtheatre actors to perform in ‘Once on This Island’ |

Youtheatre actors to perform in ‘Once on This Island’

Five Park City students will perform Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Kingsbury Hall in the musical "Once On This Island."

John Eckels, 16, and ron Downey, 15, both sophomores at Park City High James Eckles,9, brother of John in 4th grade at Jeremy Ranch Elementary, Tori Gagnon, 14, and Erin Cummings, 14, both in 9th grade at Treasure Mountain International Middle School and Sam Ano, 14, a former Treasure Mountain student have parts in the production.

John Eckels, the percussionist, said this is the first time he has played music and acted in the same show. He said he likes performing, but when asked what he sees himself doing down the road he said, "I pretty much have no idea." For the moment he is enjoying the experience.

All are members of the Youtheatre at the U, part of the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre. This is the first time the Youtheatre has performed at Kingsbury Hall in close to 40 years.

The family-friendly musical is set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean. The tone is light but also explores serious subjects such as prejudice and death. The music is delivered in breezy Caribbean rhythms.

The Director and choreographer is Penelope Marantz Caywood, formerly employed by Park City’s Egyptian Theatre.

"Once On This Island" will be performed Oct. 7, 11 a.m. at Kingsbury Hall, on President’s Circle at the University of Utah. Adult tickets are $10, Children (3-18) are $5. Kingsbury ticket office: (801) 581-7100

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