Musical Masterpiece: CVRep’s ‘Once’ Is One of the Best Shows Our Reviewer Has Seen in Almost a Decade
Live theater productions are always meant to entertain, to give us a break from our day-to-day lives—the stresses of work, bills, cranky neighbors and broken-down cars.
Every now and then, however, we see something onstage that is truly transformative—something that opens up our soul and takes us somewhere we’ve never been before. That is the case with CVRep’s production of Once.
Based on John Carney’s 2007 film, the musical’s book was written by Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The Broadway production won eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book. In 2013, it won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.