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February 8, 2019 8:00PM  to  February 24, 2019 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays | Mackey Theater
Special Wednesday and Thursday evening performances February 14, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.


  • Book by Enda Walsh
  • Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
  • Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
  • Directed by Victoria Bussert
  • In collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Buy Early & Save! Use code DUBLIN when ordering tickets online or over the phone to save $5 on adult or senior tickets before February 8
  • February 8 – February 24, 2019 | Mackey Theater
  • Special Wednesday and Thursday evening performances February 14, 20 & 21

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Once Press Release Final

A testament to the transcendent power of love and music takes center stage with Beck Center’s eighth annual collaboration with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. Once follows a Dublin street musician and a Czech immigrant who 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. Winner of eight Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, a Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album, and four Drama Desk Awards® including Outstanding Musical, Once speaks to the power of music to connect us all.

"A gem of a show. ...Once wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.... downright revolutionary." - The New York Post

"An exquisite reminder of theater's singular capacity to transport us." – The Hollywood Reporter

Don't miss a moment of great theater, see the full list of upcoming professional theater productions.

This production is sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.

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CAC 4c NEW 27may09  Ohio Arts Council

Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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