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Community Theatrical Production

Once on this Island 

 at BARKER PARK

July 6-14, 2018

 

ANNOUNCING OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ALL ROLES

  • April 21st
  • North View Senior Center
  • Please call: 801-737-0587 for appointment.
  • Please prepare a 1.5 minute song cutting for your audition.
  • Audition songs should be in the style of the show, but not from the show. (Upbeat, contemporary Broadway)
  • Please bring your own accompanist to play for you or you may bring a minus track on an iPod or phone with an aux cable port.
  • We will supply the piano or sound system and aux cable to play your music.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes earlier than your audition time
  • Children ages K-6 should sign up for one of the 2 group audition slots for the youth chorus.  Children will learn a song from the show and perform it at the youth group audition.  Children do not need to prepare a solo audition but they still must fill out the audition application and bring it to the group audition.  Children's group audition times are 11:05 - 11:35 AM and 3:05 - 3:35 PM

 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 

 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Ti Moune: (15-24) Female Lead.  A naive peasant girl in Haiti whose life is being led/helped by the Gods. The heroine.  Young, full of restless energy and fervour, she is immature and even a little selfish in her single-minded quest for freedom.  Initially her love for Daniel is little more than a focus for her dreams, but she grows in maturity, poise and genuine love later Spontaneous. Requires a strong dancer. Belt – Vocal Range – G (below C) to E (2 above C)

 

Daniel Beauxhomme: (17-28) Male Lead  A wealthy Haitian, who is cared for by Ti Moune after a car crash.  Sensitive and poetic, he must be quite convincing as a romantic interest for the spirited Ti Moune.  His love for her is almost genuine, fuelled by her romantic view of him, and his betrayal of her is not cruelty but thoughtlessness and weakness of character  Tenor – Vocal Range – B (2 below C) to F Sharp (above C)

 

Erzulie: (18-45) Goddess of Love. A mentor for Ti Moune. Ethereal. Loving. The most approachable of the gods, but ultimately no less egocentric; by love she means romance.  Daniel is her choice for Ti Moune and in the end her concern is to prove her own power against that of Papa Ge. Requires a strong Soprano – Vocal Range – B (below C) to E (2 above C)

 

Agwe: (25 - 60) God of Water. A mentor for Ti Moune. Larger than life. Mysterious. Given that the sea and the weather are the most unpredictable and powerful elements of the peasants’ lives, they imagine Agwe as a commanding presence, but he holds himself rather aloof.  Requires a very strong singer with a dramatic voice and big range; Baritone/Bass – Vocal Range – B ( 2 below C ) to E ( above C )

 

Asaka: (30 - 60) Mother of the Earth.  A mentor for Ti Moune. Spunky. Happy. Personifies the peasants’ connection to the land, she is generous and good-humoured on the surface, but like all the gods feared by the islanders, her “motherly” facade is not to be trusted. Requires a strong singer – Vocal Range – A ( below C ) to E ( 2 above C )

 

Papa Ge: (18 - 50) God of Death. Antagonist to the other Gods. Embodying the fears of all the peasants, and easy to dislike, the storytellers will “cast” an outsider in the group, probably against his will, and he will carry some of that cynicism and bitterness into his “bargain” with Ti Moune. Vocal Range – C sharp ( below C ) to G ( above C )

 

Mama Euralie: (30-50) Ti Moune’s adoptive mother, protective, superstitious, fiercely loving and strong willed, her similarities often lead to clashes with Ti Moune. Caring, loving – a typical mother. Vocal Range – F sharp ( below C ) to B ( above C )

 

Tonton Julian: (30-50) Tonton is a French affectionate term for Uncle.  He is Ti Moune’s adoptive father, and from him she has learnt the sacrificial love she demonstrates later. Caring, loving – a typical father. Vocal Range – A ( 2 below C ) to E ( above C )

 

Storytellers and Families: (All ages) Narrators of the story of Ti Moune.  Many small speaking roles and ensemble chorus singing.

 

Young Ti Moune: (4-9) Also plays the child for whom the story is told.  Energetic, confident, and sweet with a strong speaking and singing voice. Vocal Range – E flat ( above C ) to D Flat ( 2 above C )

 

Andrea Devereaux: (18-28) Daniel’s opposite – she seems cold at first, but turns out to be both humane and determined – she pities Ti Moune, but despite having little affection for Daniel, she will not allow sentiment to interfere with her well-ordered plan for marriage. Vocal range – B ( Below C ) to D ( 2 above C )

 

Monsieur Beauxhomme: (40-60) Daniel’s father.  For the peasants, very much part of another world, they portray him as quite callous and distant – a pantomime villain ( therefore probably doubled with Armand in the Tale of the Beauxhommes ) Vocal range – A ( 2 below C ) to D ( above C )