onceSan Luis Obispo, California: Cal Poly Arts presents the hit Broadway musical, ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album.” The national tour will stop at the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Once is the celebrated musical based on the Academy Award-winning film by the same name. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music.  Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.  Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, Once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty and unforgettable in every way.

“Exquisitely crafted, gorgeously resonant and a wholly not-to-be missed Broadway musical” – Chicago Tribune

ONCE uses song and dance in a way I’ve never experienced in an American musical.” – The New York Times

“Five stars! Transporting! Once is the sweetest and most romantic show on Broadway. It speaks volumes about the power of music and connection.”   Daily News

once2Once – which was also named “Best Musical” by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards – ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway, with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.

Tickets range from $60 to $90 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.

TICKETS:  805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by Henri Ardantz & Carolyn Robison, Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden, Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.