February 8 – February 24, 2019


Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Mackey Theater

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.

Creative Team

  • 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)

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