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Book by Enda Walsh

Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the Motion Picture Written/Directed by John Carney

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. With a cast of all actor-musicians, a show like this only comes around Once.

Original Broadway Cast



March 15th at 7:30pm

(Opening Night After-Party to follow)

March 16th at 7:30pm

March 17th (ASL interpreted) at 2:00pm

March 22nd at 7:30pm

March 23rd at 7:30pm



The Castle

121 N Broadway Ave 

Rochester, MN 55906




Guy - Alex J. Smith

Girl - Jessica Edwards

Andrej - Isiah Giberson-Asplund

Reza - Renae Burke

Baruska - Michele Nyman

Svec - Zach Peterson

Billy - Oliver Books

Éama - Stefanie Tranchida

Bank Manager - Tommy Rinkoski

Ivonka - Hannah Beatty

Ex-Girlfriend - Antonia Young

Emcee - Jake Gustine

Neighbor - Katka Svensson

Da - Nick Mezacapa

Once is supported in part by a generous grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council. SEMAC activities are made possible by the voters of minnesota thorugh grants from the MN State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.



Audrey Rinkoski, Artistic/Vocal Director

Jan Matson, Music Director

Pam Allan, Stage Manager

Jake Ryan, Set Design/Build

Ben Hain, Light Design

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