[NEohioPAL] Auditions Feb 4-6: Near West Theatre for "Once on This Island Jr" - Ages 9-15

Theresa Dean kharperna at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 26 15:38:46 PST 2014



Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens  Music by Stephen Flaherty  Based upon the novel “My Love, My Love” by
Rosa Guy

Originally Directed and
Choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Produced
“Once On This Island” Off-Broadway in 1990

Originally produced on Broadway by
The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.

Suntory International Corporation
and James Walsh, In Association with Playwrights Horizon


“Once On This Island Jr.” is a highly original theatrical adaptation
of Hans Christian Anderson’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.  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 Mounce on a quest
that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of
prejudice and hatred.  This enchanting tale
promises a spectacle of vivid storytelling and vibrant dance from a large cast
of “Storytellers” who take us on a mythical journey of tropical storms,
bickering gods and goddesses, and a courageous romance that proves that love
can withstand the storm, cross the Earth, and survive even in the face of


Auditions:  February 4,
5 & 6, 2014

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Ages:  9-15


This is a group audition.  Come one of these evenings.

Plan to stay for the entire time specified.


location:  West Side United
 Church of Christ

3800 Bridge
  Avenue, Cleveland

Arrive 15 minutes early to register

Anyone arriving after the starting time
will not audition that day.


About the Audition

Seeking an expansive, multicultural cast

All roles are open.  No experience necessary.  No prepared material needed.

A relaxed, playful and friendly atmosphere.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for dancing so
you can move easily.

Group audition process.  Actors are led through multiple improvisational
exercises including acting, movement and singing.


Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 2, 2014


The show runs April 10, 11,12 & 13,


For more information, e-mail the director, Kelcie
Dugger, at kdugger at nearwesttheatre.org
or call the Near West Theatre office at 216-961-9750.

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