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Multi award-winning Broadway musical ONCE is set to captivate audiences when it makes its debut on the Gold Coast at HOTA, Home of the Arts this June. 

The highly anticipated season showcase of ONCE is exclusive to HOTA during the Queensland leg of a national tour, with performances across 5-nights, from Saturday 17 to Thursday 22 June. 

ONCE is an enchanting tale about a Dublin street musician on the verge of giving up, when a charming Czech piano-player takes a sudden interest in his music. It is a tender love story about reaching for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

“This achingly beautiful hit musical showcases a heart-warming and powerful story about love and music,” said Mik Auckland, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

“We can’t wait for Queenslanders to experience the magic of this beloved production as it makes its way here this June for an exclusive season at HOTA.” 

Audiences will be swept away by ONCE, which has been praised for its captivating music, emotional depth and authenticity. 

Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, ONCE was adapted by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová – the only Broadway show that has won an Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® (including Best Musical).

With songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song ‘Falling Slowly’, this spellbinding musical will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.

Tickets start from $60 and are on sale now. For more information on ONCE, visit the HOTA website:


“Original and unforgettable, Once draws you in from the very first note, grabs you by the heart strings and never lets go.” – New York Daily News

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