Can love conquer death? Fall musical tells of peasant girl’s quest to answer question

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Aleah Kay, as Ti Moune, and Jason Aiwohi-Tomlin, as Daniel, sit together during a musical number at a rehearsal for "Once on this Island" at the Palace Theater in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The cast of "Once on this Island" poses for a photo during a recent rehearsal at the Palace Theater in Hilo.

A story of love, bravery and strength will be told on stage during the Hilo Palace Theater’s 21st annual fall musical beginning this weekend.