Once The Musical premieres at The Thrasher-Horne!

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In an impressive coup de grace, the Thrasher-Horne ends its inaugural Broadway season by hosting it's most auspicious performance to date - the Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk winning musical Once, adapted from the Glen Hansard/Markéta Irglová film of the same name. May 1st, 2016 at 2:00PM & 7:00PM! Two performances only! In a region flooded with Disney tours, revivals, and jukebox musicals, a house in Orange Park has taken the reins to return relevant theatre to Northeast Florida audiences. Join us after the jump for more information on this exciting production!

MAY 1st, 2016, 2:00PM & 7:00PM!

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 you 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.

In the musical, the cast also serves as the orchestra. A minimalist set is used, including a bar in center stage with chairs lining stage left and right. Exiting cast members simply step to the side of the stage and sit down. They serve as the orchestra from these chairs. The bar is used before the show and at intermission as a working bar for theater patrons, allowing the audience to "break the fourth wall" and join the cast for a drink and a jam session prior to the performance.

Once, The Musical is presented May 1st, 2016 at 2:00PM & 7:00PM! Two performances only!

The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida. Tickets are available through the Box Office at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.