ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, will play at Walton Arts Center for a limited engagement from April 29 to May 3. Ticket prices range from $36 to $78 and can be purchased by calling our Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.waltonartscenter.org.  View the teaser here.

ONCE, 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.

 ONCE is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. 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.

ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; a book by award-winning Irish playwright-screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom); direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany; movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot), and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award® winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins).

The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards®.

“ONCE USES SONG AND DANCE IN A WAY I’VE NEVER EXPERIENED IN AN AMERICAN MUSICAL.” THE NEW YORK TIMES