Published: Feb 20, 2014 6:43 PM EST
Updated: Feb 20, 2014 7:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including best musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience and it's in town at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this week.

It features an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your every day romance.

The cast and crew of the musical gave WINK News reporter Vanessa Ruffes an exclusive look behind the scenes.

Showtimes:

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 21, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 22, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 23, 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

More information is available on the Barbara B. Mann PAH website.