"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!"
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!
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.
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.
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| General Info
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
on our MTI Broadway Junior
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)
Actor's book tenpack
Family matters (pack of 10)
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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