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Darius de Haas, Adam Jacobs to Join Syesha Mercado in Paper Mill Playhouse's Once on This Island

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Paper Mill Playhouse has announced full casting for its upcoming production of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' Once on This Island, to run May 30-June 24. Thomas Kail will direct.

Once On This Island is a theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the story of The Little Mermaid in which a peasant girl rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.

As previously announced, American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado will star as Ti Moune. She will be joined by Darius de Haas (Agwe), Kevin R. Free (Tonton Julian), Adam Jacobs (Daniel), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Alan Mingo, Jr. (Papa Ge), Courtney Reed (Andrea), Saycon Sengbloh (Erzulie), Jerold E. Solomon (Armand/Daniel's Father), Aurelia Williams (Asaka), and Courtney Harris (Little Ti Moune).

The production will feature choreography by Bradley Rapier and new orchestrations by music director Lynne Shankel. The design team will include Donyale Werle (set design), Jessica Jahn (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), Randy Hansen (sound design), and Bettie O. Rogers (hair and wig design).

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