Amerika Samoa announces dates for 'Once On this Island' musical

Photo Credit: 
J. Kneubuhl
LOVE OF DANCE: (Photo 1) Choreographer Ese Malala (front) leads cast members through their dance moves during rehearsals for this semester's ASCC stage production "Once On This Island."

They even refreshed a 10 year old prop kept in storage from the 2006 staging. Color selection, from the backdrops to props to the costumes, has been carefully considered to create a visual extravaganza.

Student artists contributing to the set design are Liva Enele, George Tyron Young, Scottie Pene, Ray James, Pua Tofaeono, Jessica Casur, Rosie Soi, Isidro Balza, Emalie Laulau, Harginder Sall, David Faapouli, Hillary Purcell, Talalelei Loa, James Satila, Faafouina Fruean, and Taylor Kruse.

In addition to the cast and artists, a student choir has been in rehearsal to contribute vocal support.

These singers include Vaiki Paau, Nathaniel Olo, Letumau Papalii, Tumanu Fesilafai, Lindalillian Taala, Kiana Lai, Jan Faauila, Manuel Iosefa, Aufata Faafoi, Slavation Togia’i, To’afitu Olomua, Christina Toilolo, Imeleta Luamanu, Genesis Lagai, Mark Tuisuga, Laufoe Atonio, Lipano Vele, Luckee Ta’ase, Ronhen Tui, Faau Levi, and Lologa Olo.

For both performances, the Lee Auditorium will open its doors at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the ASCC Business Office public window during regular business hours.