Immaculate High School Presents ‘Once On This Island’

DANBURY—Immaculate High School will perform “Once On This Island” at ACT of CT in Ridgefield, a professional Equity theater, on April 2, 3 & 4 at 7 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on April 4. The public is invited to come enjoy the talented cast and beautiful scenery at this special location. Tickets are now on sale at Sponsorships and program advertising are also available. 


“Once On This Island” is a captivating story about the power of love centered around a peasant girl, Ti Moune, and her connection with a rich city boy. This island re-telling of the same fairytale that The Little Mermaid is based on, opens on a Caribbean island where villagers tell the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. “Once On This Island” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


“We are excited to present this musical on a professional stage and our students are thrilled to bring their talent and performances to the public,” said Kathleen Czel, Producer and English teacher. “Planning for the Spring Musical takes place during the summer months and the cast has been rehearsing since January. We’re very excited to share the story of “Once On This Island” with our audiences,” she added. 


The main cast includes: 

Mama Euralie        Elizabeth Flaherty ‘20 of New Fairfield 
Tonton Julian         Robert Fontenelli ‘21 of Danbury   
Ti Moune               Nicole Kolitsas ‘21 of Woodbury  
Daniel                    Zachary Clark ‘21 of Danbury
Asaka                    Sarah Almeida ‘20 of Brookfield
Agwe                     Alex Werdann ‘20 of Danbury
Erzulie                   Siobhan Reidy ‘21 of Sandy Hook
Papa Ge                Kevin Coonan ‘22 of Sandy Hook
Armand                 Trey Michaelsen ‘20 of Newtown
Andrea                  Gigi Chapleau ’20 of Danbury
Daniel’s father       Drew Mitchell ‘20 of Brookfield
Gatekeeper           Vincent Fontenelli ‘21 of Danbury 


Immaculate High School encourages students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and clubs and is ranked in the top ten of all Catholic high schools in the State of Connecticut by NICHE. One of the more affordable private high schools, Immaculate High School is also among the highest ranked Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport and continues to attain the highest SAT scores in the Diocese. Immaculate High School students, a representation of area public, private and Catholic schools, seek academic challenges, discover leadership and engage in progressive learning opportunities and have high success rates: 100% of the Class of 2019 were accepted to choice colleges and universities and were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $27 million. 


In addition to a college-preparatory academic program that offers over 33 Advanced Placement classes and a STEAM curriculum featuring advanced technology, a CISCO certification program, renovated science labs and engineering classes and a Certified Nursing Associate program, Immaculate High School has an award-winning Fine Arts program, a student career internship program, athletic teams that have won SWC and State Championships, 44 clubs and a Campus Ministry and community service program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.