The Calypso Beat Pulses into Upper Darby Performing Arts Center with “Once on This Island, Jr.”!

Upper Darby Summer Stage’s production of “Once on This Island, Jr.” beginning August 5 features from left, Chelsea Ryan of Drexel Hill as Erzulie the Goddess of Love, Devin Lloyd of Havertown as Ti Moune, Mark Watter (in back) of Havertown as Papa Ge, and Sean Skahill (seated right) of Springfield as Daniel- PHOTO BY Cate Paxson

The Caribbean-flavored version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” is presented by Upper Darby Summer Stage on August 5, 6 and 7

From the creators of “Ragtime” and the smash hit “Seussical,” Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Once on This Island, Jr.” a captivating tale in which most every moment moves with a Caribbean beat and the spirit of island life. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," the musical deals with the social issues of prejudice, class division, love and growth in a non-stop, ever pulsing and flowing performance.

With more mature themes and staging than the other children’s theater shows presented this season by Upper Darby Summer Stage, “Once on This Island, Jr.” is the kind of show that gets audiences in the mood for summer.

PERFORMANCE DATE: August 5, 6, 7 at 10:30 am
August 6 at 7:30 pm

PRICE: $5 - $8

WHERE: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

TICKETS: Online: or call the Box Office: 610.622.1189


MORE DETAILS: The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located minutes from the Main Line and Center City Philadelphia. The modern theater provides free parking.