This unlikely gem of a musical delighted Broadway in 2012 with its emotional folk-rock ballads and an ensemble that plays its own instruments, winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Set in contemporary Dublin, a thirty-something street guitarist is about to give up on his musical dreams when he meets a curious woman who wants to know all about him. Captivated by her optimism, the two embark on a remarkable music-making journey that includes a cadre of unlikely companions -- immigrants, oddballs, and lonely hearts. Along the way, can the two of them find love? Based on the 2006 film which won an Oscar® for Best Original Song, Once channels the visceral power of music and the elusive mysteries of love.


“feels as vital and surprising as the early spring…” - The New York Times

Presented by Olney Theatre Center

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$40 - $84

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for seniors, children, students, and military.

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Box Office Phone: 301-924-3400

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/06/2019 - 03/17/2019
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 02/13/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 02/27/2019 - 2:00pm

Dark Days

  • 02/09/2019 - 2:00pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 02/09/2019 - 8:00pm


  • 02/28/2019 - 8:00pm


  • 02/20/2019 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Linda Bard Swing
Carlos Castillo Svec
Katie Chambers Ex-Girlfriend
Nick DePinto Bank Manager
Ian Geers Swing
Kyleigh Fuller Ivanka
Somaya Litmon Ivanka
Craig MacDonald Da
Gregory Maheu Guy
Daven Ralston Reza
Malinda Kathleen Reese Girl
Brian Reisman Eamon
Dave Stishan Billy
Emily Mikesell Baruska
John Sygar Andrej
Christopher Youstra Emcee
Production Personnel
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Costume Designer
Frank Labovitz
Set Designer
Michael Schweikardt
Sound Designer
Matt Rowe
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Musical Director
Christopher Youstra
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Glen Hansard
Markéta Irglová
Book Writer
Enda Walsh
Glen Hansard
Markéta Irglová
Adapted From
the motion picture written and directed by John Carney


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
About the Venue:
Olney Theatre Center is a 80-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit Equity theater whose mission is to inspire and nurture artists, students, technicians, administrators, and its audience members through its diverse array of theatrical and musical productions year-round.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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