APRIL 2025

About the Play

The story of a guy who gave up on love and music, and the girl who inspired him to dream again.

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. 

Once is coming to Chapel Off Chapel in April 2025.

Show Details


Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Book by Edna Walsh

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)

Production Team

Executive Producer: Andrew Gyopar

Director: Pip Mushin

Production Design: Abbey Stanway

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Tin Man:
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Cowardly Lion:
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Wicked Witch:
Keyanna Burgher

Isobel Smart

The Wizard:
Jason Fabbri

Uncle Henry & Emerald City Guard:
Warren Overton

Friends of Dorothy:
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Licensed exclusively by Origin Theatrical.

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