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Berkshire Middle School presents: 'Once On This Island'
In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
Performances Friday-Saturday are at 8 p.m. while the Sunday performance is at 3 p.m. Tickets ar $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
More About Berkshire Middle School
Berkshire Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Birmingham Public School District, serving half of its 1,883 students in grades 6-8. Students take classes in core academic areas, as well as a variety of rotational courses and electives, depending on their grade level.
Sixth graders have the option of studying either beginniner French or Chinese, or continuing their Spanish studies from elementary school. All sixth graders also rotate between classes in art, engineerng technology, skills for living and physical education.
Seventh graders continue in their academic courses, as well as language classes. Seventh graders can also choose from a variety of electives, from fashion engineering to newspaper.
Eighth graders begin to prepare for high school in their classes and electives. Students can also choose to participate in advanced band, advanced orchestra, or chorale, all of which require a full-year commitment and may require an audition.