We were lucky enough to get great seats for the new-to-Broadway musical, Once, that won eight Tonys and deserved every one of them.
It was a spellbinding two hours with beautiful and bittersweet music that moved me to tears and movement/dance that integrated seamlessly into unusual staging.
Even M, who is hard to please, gave it a 9 or 9.5, which is high praise for him. Moving, stunning, spellbinding, beautiful music, dancing, motion–all senses and the heart were engaged.
Here’s a highlight video that includes snippets of what we saw and heard, and gives you a little bit of a feel for why we loved it so. The songs Falling Slowly and Sleeping still echo in my ears.
We can’t recommend it enough — I’d see it again in a heartbeat. This video still brings me to tears.