The musical "Once" has returned to Boston, now playing at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.
The show tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who connect through music over the course of a week. It won Best Musical at the Tony Awards in 2012 and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The unconventional show features a cast of actor-musicians who play on stage without a pit orchestra.
Boston is the last leg of the "Once" tour, a bittersweet end for lead actor Stuart Ward.
"We've done this show for 2-and-a-half years now on tour," said Ward. "The bulk of the cast is still the same. We're more a family than a cast. We travel together, we live together, we play together, we play music outside the show together, we record albums together. It's going to be a very emotional ending on the 27th when we play our last show."
"Once" runs through Dec. 27 at the Shubert. If you get there early, you can catch the pre-show jam session with musical acts and a chance for the audience to come on stage. For ticket information, click here.