Primary Media Contact: Holly Walker, Director of Communications and Public Relations, 804-594-1530

Secondary Media Contact: Heather Busch, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, 804-594-1532

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – The stage is set for The Lynn Theatre at Brightpoint Community College’s production of Once on This Island. The musical, from the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy, Daniel. When she pursues Daniel, Ti Moune faces great challenges posed by the gods who preside over the island and by a world of prejudices, but her capacity to love in the face of heartbreaking circumstances proves inspirational. 

Once on This Island is recommended for audiences 12 and up. Performances will take place March 24 – April 2, 2023. Show times are:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. (webstream performance)
  • Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.

The performance on March 30 will be webstream only. All other shows will take place at The Lynn Theatre, in Trailblazer Hall on the college’s Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway. For directions to the college’s Midlothian Campus, visit

General admissions tickets for all shows are $10. Tickets are free for current students with a Brightpoint student ID.

Questions about the performance, The Lynn Theatre, or theatre programs at the college? Visit, email, or call 804-378-1217.

Once on This Island is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI  (

Brightpoint Community College, formerly John Tyler Community College, offers more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,400 students during the 2021-22 academic year. It also assisted approximately 5,700 learners, including more than 2,700 job seekers, through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.