From Movietimes.com, "Once is a modern-day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard and his Irish band The Frames, 'Once' tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse, and record songs that reveal their unique love story."
If you have not seen it, I would HIGHLY recommend it.
I can't embed the video, but here is the link:
Now they have turned "Once" into a musical. Last year it won 8 Tony awards!
Here is their performance at the Tony Awards:
I got a chance to see this musical in Chicago this past week. What an enjoyable experience! The following pictures are from Broadway in New York that I got from the internet. Obviously cameras weren't allowed in the theater!
What's really cool is that the stage was set up like a bar. The show was scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. But at around 7:15 things started happening on stage. They allowed the audience (from the ground floor) to come up on stage and order drinks from the bar!
After a few minutes the musicians/actors began to play music and sing. I wonder what the people thought who were arriving at that time? "Did the show start already?" Although the house lights were still on! Finally, at 7:30, the people on stage were ushered off except for the musicians, and the play started.
They didn't just stand around and play their instruments. There were a lot of dance movements, too.
The musical was funny, tender, and had great singers and music. If you have the chance to see it, jump on it!