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Award-winning “Once” makes local premiere at Bucks Playhouse

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Bucks County Playhouse will conclude its 80th anniversary season with the Bucks County premiere of “Once,” the multi-award-winning romantic Broadway musical, Nov. 8 to 30.

The show features direction by Bucks County native Travis Greisler (“The Cher Show”), at the theater where he first stepped foot on stage as an 8-year-old actor, with choreography by Misha Shields (off-Broadway’s “Baghdaddy”).

Featuring an ensemble of 12 actor-musicians who play instruments ranging from piano to guitar to mandolin to accordion, “Once” transports audiences to the streets of Dublin where Guy, a struggling singer and songwriter, is on the verge of giving up on his music.

When a Czech immigrant, Girl, hears him play, however, she refuses to let him abandon his guitar. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolve into a powerful but complicated love story.

“Once” stars Matt DeAngelis (“Once” first national tour) as Guy and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy (“Once” second national tour) as Girl.

With a book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, “Once” is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Once” features a score that has been honored with Grammy, Tony and Academy awards. The score most famously includes the Academy Award-winning song “Falling Slowly.”

Tickets start at $65. Special group rates available for 10 or more. For full details, and to purchase tickets, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.


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