MTI Broadway Junior Collection
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Once On This Island JR.

Book by Lynn Ahrens
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

"Once On This Island is a great show for a large cast. In fact, you can use your local youth choir as narrators, allowing tons of kids to be involved!"

-Danielle Rudess,
Helen Hayes Youth Theatre


Once On This Island Junior is a Caribbean adaptation of the popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" featuring a poignant story and catchy, Caribbean flavored score.
 

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once On This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and Seussical) this magical tale of love garnered eight TONY nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.

Equally effective regardless of your cast size,  Once On This Island JR. features minimal – though colorful – sets and costumes that will capture your audiences’ imaginations. Creative movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals, and even a fierce rainstorm.


Visit the Once On This Island JR. page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
 
General Info
1 Act

Cast
Casting Notes: We have seen this production done with as many as 80 children. Specific ethnic casting is not necessary. Show can be performed by an interracial cast.

For helpful audition materials, visit Audition Central on our MTI Broadway Junior Collection website!

Cast Size: Medium (11-20), Flexible
Cast Type: Children in Cast, Ethnic Roles, Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Showcases trained singers, Star Vehicle - Female, Star Vehicle - Male, Strong/Large Chorus
Dance Requirements: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)

 

RESOURCES:
Actor's book tenpack
Family matters (pack of 10)
Logo pack
Production slides
Student rehearsal cd
T-shirt six pack: adult medium
T-shirt six-pack: adult large
T-shirt six-pack: adult small
T-shirt six-pack: adult x-large
T-shirt six-pack: adult xx-large
T-shirt six-pack: child large
T-shirt six-pack: child medium
T-shirt six-pack: child small


 

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