ONCE ON THIS ISLAND auditions

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Announcing auditions for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Directed by Salim Razawi
Choreography by Amanda Boyan
Music direction TBD

NEEDED
Non-AEA only. Travel stipend for performance weeks only.
See casting breakdown below

AUDITION AND CALLBACK DATES
Sunday, February 17, 7 pm
Monday, February 18, 7 pm

CALLBACKS
Thursday, February 21, 7 pm

LOCATION
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA 94530

PERFORMANCE DATES
June 24 – July 21, 2019
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm

AUDITION PREPARATION
Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway standard not from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.

NOTE: Dance auditions will be held at callbacks only.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Little Ti Moune

Mama Euralie
Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. She is fearful of social status and greatly protective of her family.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Gb3
Ethnicities: all

Tonton Julian
Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Filled with courage that is fueled by the love for his wife and daughter.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Ethnicities: all

Ti Moune
Our story’s protagonist. A peasant girl who has been adopted, she is a dark skinned island girl with much curiosity and energy. Earnest and romantic about all creatures. Falls tragically in love with Daniel.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Daniel
A youthful man from the wealthy part of the island. He is pale skinned and inherently bound to fulfill the expectations of his higher social class. Struggles with his feelings for Ti Moune.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Papa Ge
The Demon of Death. He is proud and sly. His menacing ways are often a cause of distress, as he is in control of life and death.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Asaka
The Mother of Earth. She is very caring and nurturing. Her motherly disposition makes her well-suited to provide inhabitants with anything they need.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Agwe
The God of Water. He is strong, clever, and compassionate. Enjoys playing with the rain and ocean.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Erzulie
The Goddess of Love, beautiful and elegant with a strong belief in the power of love. She has a sympathetic heart.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

Ensemble
Gossipers; Peasants; Storytellers
Ethnicities: African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent

 

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