Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE 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. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws audiences in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams ... not living in fear ... and the power of music to connect all of us.  

Photos: Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company and the cast © Joan Marcus

Feb. 11 - 16, 2014 Carol Morsani Hall
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Show Dates & Times

Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m.
Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.
Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.


"It's an inspiring evening of theater and a stunning evening of music, and if it doesn't move your heart there's something wrong with your heart." The Bradenton Herald

"Seeing powerful ‘Once’ only once may not be enough" The Tampa Tribune

"As vital and surprising as the early spring that has crept up on Manhattan, ONCE uses song and dance in a way I’ve never experienced in an American musical to convey a beautiful shimmer of might-have-been regret. 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." – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“A LOVE STORY that feels DOWNRIGHT REVOLUTIONARY.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post 

 “A GEM OF A SHOW! ONCE wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft. At this point in Broadway history, this feels DOWNRIGHT REVOLUTIONARY.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post 

“FIVE STARS! TRANSPORTING! ONCE is the sweetest and MOST ROMANTIC SHOW ON BROADWAY. It speaks volumes about THE POWER OF MUSIC AND CONNECTION.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News 

“There are plenty of romantic Broadway musicals. But ONCE, the gorgeously crafted and intensely moving new show that opened on Broadway on Sunday night, is part of a much smaller and more rarefied group: musicals that are actually wise about the joys and anguish of life and love.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune 

“Pure, inventive and irresistible. A study in how to beautifully adapt a movie to the stage, ONCE makes a lasting connection.” – AP 

“Wonderful and enchanting.” – Newsday 

 “GLORIOUS and INSPIRING.” – Time Out 

“GENUINELY HEARTFELT.” – Entertainment Weekly 


Run-time: 2 hrs 15 mins including intermission