Musical based on the 2007 film, performed on the SYT Mainstage Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 2023.

Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney

About This Production

From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.


GuyBraiden Lee
GirlZoey Waller
BillyEeshan Kumar
Ex-GirlfriendBryn Gibson
SvecCorban Adams
AndrejNicolas Viquesney
RezaAmber Suding
Bank ManagerTBD
Emcee / EamonOlivia Martinez
BaruskaChristina Clodt
DaKen Goodenberger
IvankaKacie Snyder

Production Team

Role(s)Team Member(s)
DirectorKenny Grossman
Music DirectorElise Kurbat
ChoreographerKatie Czajkowski
Assistant DirectorAlec Pursell
Scenic DesignRob Adams
Costumer DesignSamantha Utpadel
Lighting & Sound DesignJosh Hontz
Hair & Makeup DesignFalin Ossipinsky
Properties DesignKenny Grossman
Vicki Grossman
Dialect CoachRenee Koher