Auditions – Once on This Island

Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts
Winston V. Saunders Theatre
6 PM Wednesday July 19 2017

Male audition pieces
Female audition pieces

A musical. The Little Mermaid with a Caribbean flair. A peasant girl falls in love above her class and sets out to prove that love is stronger than death.

We’re looking for 15 cast members:

Little Ti Moune
Small girl, age 6-11.

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

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

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

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

Daniel’s father. Upper class, preferably light skinned. Snobbish and class-bound.

Daniel’s fiancée. From the same upper class, Daniel is expected to marry her. Beautiful but cruel.

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

The Mother of Earth. She is very caring and nurturing. Her motherly disposition make her well-suited to provide inhabitants with anything they need.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

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

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

Gossipers; Peasants; Storytellers
All cast members should be able to sing and act. Please prepare a monologue, and be prepared also to sing when asked.

Movement is also required.

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