Once on this Island Jr. Cast Interview with Rocky Turnage!

Q: If you could control either love, death, water, or earth like the gods in the show, which one would you choose and why?

A: I would want to control love. Everyone wants to be loved in their life, but it’s also a powerful tool. It can be used in good and evil, so you have to be careful with it. The complexity and diversity of love has always been intriguing to me.

Q: "Why We Tell the Story" is just one of the amazing songs in Once on this Island! Why do you think telling a story through the arts is still important to society? 

A: Telling stories is so important to society today. Take musical theater for example, through song and dance we are able to convey so much more emotion than we could with words. Sometimes seeing something happen before your eyes is a greater experience than just being told.

Q: Why are you most excited about sharing this particular story with your community?

A: Once on this Island is a unique story that shows all sides of life, not just the ones we would like to see, like a lot of musicals do. We get to explore the sly ways of death, the powerful ways of water. All the gods work together to attempt to balance the society they control, and we can see the struggles they go through.

Join us for Once on this Island Jr. Sept. 13-23!