New York Times review

A Troubled-Waters Musical as a Community Salve
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Published: October 5, 2009

A big, warm hug of feel-better entertainment, “After the Storm” follows a troupe of plucky youngsters in New Orleans as they stage a benefit performance of the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical “Once on This Island.”

The brainchild of the writer and actor James Lecesne (and a response to his shock on seeing the post-Hurricane Katrina devastation), the performance was intended to help finance the restoration of a once-vibrant 100-year-old community center.

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