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  Once at Olney Theatre Center


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney

This Tony-winning musical is set in contemporary Dublin. A street guitarist is about to give up on his dreams when he meets a curious woman who wants to know all about him. Captivated by her optimism, the two embark on a remarkable music-making journey that includes a cadre of unlikely companions - immigrants, oddballs, and lonely hearts. Along the way, can the two of them find love?

Thru - Mar 17, 2019

Wednesdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 301-924-3400

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  Once Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...The music is filled with gorgeous numbers. The song "Falling Slowly" won the Academy Award for Best Song. Try playing these notes on the piano to see its beautiful simplicity...CDEDCDFECDEFDC. A moving ballad is the gorgeous accapela song, "Gold"."
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Charles Shubow

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Once is a story of a brief, incredible creative partnership between two musicians, and the musical owes much of its success to its evocative score, written by the original film stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (the film's most iconic tune, "Falling Slowly," would go on to win an Academy Award). Songs like the plaintive "Leave" and wistful "Sleeping" (both sung with soulful intensity by Gregory Maheu) aren't there so much to move the plot along as provide a kind of emotional shorthand for Once, in broad strokes."
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Missy Frederick

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