Will perform Once On This Island Jr.
Fri. - Sun. July 26 - 28, 2019
SYNOPSIS - Set on a mythical island where the rich and poor inhabitants live on opposite sides and never mix. Ti Moune, an impoverished peasant girl, rescues and then falls in love with a wealthy boy from the opposite side. Her determination and capacity to love isn’t enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price. But the gods take pity on her when she dies, turning her into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that has separated the societies. This ultimately unites them.
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These narrators tell the story of Once On This Island JR. Female or male – they sing the bulk of the show. They must be excellent singers who can also act. Vocal range: E5 - Ab4
Mama is the symbolic mother of us all. She is loving, practical, funny and earthy. She should be a confident actress with a pleasing voice. Vocal range: B5 - G4
Papa Ge describes himself as "the sly demon of death." He is the closest thing to a bad guy in the show. Must be a strong character actor with a good singing voice and an evil laugh! Vocal range: Ab5 - C#4
The Goddess of the Earth. Asaka should be an excellent singer who moves well and has a robust personality. Larger than life! Vocal range: E5 - A3
The God of Water. He or she drives the energy of the scene and should be an excellent singer. Vocal range: E5 - C#4
The triumphant Goddess of Love. A graceful mover with a pretty voice. Confident and charming. Vocal range: D5 - A3
Tonton is the loving father to his adopted daughter, Ti Moune. Tonton is strong, practical, and supportive. Must sing and be a good actor. Vocal range: E5 - Bb3
LITTLE GIRL / LITTLE TI MOUNE / PEASANT GIRL
These characters may be played by one actor or three. Little Girl is a frightened girl, Little Ti Moune is a spunky, young girl who enjoys running and playing. Peasant Girl is a young woman of grace and strength, with a big heart. Vocal range: B4 - E4
Ti Moune is the focus of our story. She must have an excellent pop-style voice and be able to act and dance with expression. Vocal range: Eb5 - G3
Daniel is the leading male character in Once On This Island JR. He must be able to
sing, act and dance with passion and commitment. Vocal range: E5 - C4
This is a non-singing and non-speaking role.
Male or female actor with a commanding presence and strong stature. Some stage combat. Vocal range: B4 - E4
Small male role requiring some singing and acting. Not sympathetic or understanding of his son's wishes. Vocal range top: D5 - A3
Daniel's refined and beautiful fiancée. A snob. She is sophisticated, educated and the
exact opposite of Ti Moune. She should have a good voice and be able to move
gracefully. Vocal range: D5 - Bb3
CHOIR OF STORYTELLERS
Peasants, Villagers, Guests, Grands Hommes – The ensemble has the opportunity to perform many roles, transforming from Peasants to wealthy Grands Hommes.
Should be actors and singers that take direction well.