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23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506

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Winner of 8 Tony Awards

Closed June 3, 2018

Heartstopping and enthralling...

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Why See Once?

Redefining the modern musical

Now in its seventh season, the Broadway Series at Paramount Theatre has a history of staging the biggest musicals in theatrical canon. This spring, the enchanting musical love story of Once makes its way to the stage, which is originally based on the 2006 Oscar winning indie sleeper-hit movie. With its unique setting, Once redefined the boundaries of the modern musical, telling the story of a sweet and innocent Dublin romance.

What is it about?

With choreography and a charming, minimalistic approach to staging that The New York Times called "distinctive" and "unlike anything previously seen on Broadway", this swelling and celebratory production will pull at your heartstrings with its existential and accepting nature that encompasses everybody.

A passive busker named Guy is playing guitar when he meets Girl, with whom he shares a connection through a mutual love of music. The shy kindred spirits start to make music together, mixing their complementary style to create a melancholic folk-rock sound that explores the themes of love and loss. Set in a busy Dublin pub, the audience is invited to join in with the actors/musicians, whose double talents heighten the organic feel of the show, creating an irresistible hootenanny that keeps you at the heart of the action, with songs such as 'Falling Slowly' and 'Leave'.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 25 April 2018


Suitable for ages 10+ with mild language

Run time

Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, including intermission

And before you stop reading

Image is taken from the U.S touring production and does not reflect casting for the Broadway series at Paramount show.

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

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Marla F.: “ONCE”

Do yourself a favor and see the wonderful show. You won't be disappointed.... more

Michael Arthofer: “Once ”

Wow Beyond description A must see more

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