Singer Audition for “Once on this Island” Show

Expires: 3/17/2024
Paying up to $120/day
Description

The company is holding open auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical “Once on this Island” Show and looking for performers, please see the details below

About the project:
The Tony Award-winning musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.

Rate:
This is a non-equity, all-volunteer production.

Additional info:
Performance dates at the Westchester Playhouse are Friday, May 10 through Saturday, June 8, 2024, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Saturday matinees at 2:00pm will be added on May 18 and continue through the rest of the run. There may be some Wednesday matinee performances. There will be no performances over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 26).
Please arrive to allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of a Disney or contemporary musical theater song. If bringing sheet music, please bring in the correct key. Singing a capella and/or singing Happy Birthday is also acceptable for younger roles. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted and you will be asked to note any conflicts.

11 Project roles
Ti Moune
Female
19
-
25
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. A spirited dark-skinned peasant girl who has been adopted. She is brimming with curiosity, earnestness, and energy. Falls tragically in love with Daniel. Strong singer; dance background a plus.
Application deadline closed.
Daniel Beauxhomme
Male
19
-
25
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. A pale-skinned member of the ruling class. Torn between his duty to his caste and his love for Ti Moune. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Agwe
Male
22
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. The God of Water. He is strong, clever, and compassionate. Manipulates rain and the ocean to meet the needs of the island community - and stir up chaos when he sees fit.
Application deadline closed.
Erzulie
Female
18
-
56
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. The Goddess of Love, beautiful and elegant with a strong belief in the power of love. She has a sympathetic heart and extends a lot of grace towards Ti Moune on her journey. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Papa Ge
Both genders
30
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. The Demon of Death, the story’s main antagonist. Determined to prove that death will prevail over love. Lithe, mysterious, and sinister. Strong singer. Dance background a plus.
Application deadline closed.
Asaka
Both genders
25
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Lead. The Mother of Earth. Nurturing and vivacious. Emboldens Ti Moune in her quest for true love. Strong belt.
Application deadline closed.
Mama Euralie
Female
25
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Supporting. Ti Moune's adoptive mother. She loves her family fiercely, and is willing to do whatever is necessary to keep them safe. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Tonton Julian
Male
25
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Supporting. Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Content with the life he has created alongside his family, even as he accepts that Ti Moune must go beyond their village to find herself. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Andrea Deveraux
Female
19
-
25
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Supporting. Daniel’s betrothed. A light-skinned member of the ruling class who belittles and ostracizes Ti Moune in order to win Daniel’s heart and secure her future. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Armand Beauxhomme
Male
25
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Supporting. Daniel’s light-skinned stern upper-class father. Sympathetic to his son’s divided loyalties, but ultimately adamant that he stick to his own caste to protect the family’s wealth. Doubles as Armand and the Gatekeeper. Strong singer.
Application deadline closed.
Ensemble/Storytellers
Both genders
25
-
55
y.o.
African-American, Latino / Hispanic, Other, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, Indian/South Asian
Ensemble/Storytellers: Various members of Ti Moune’s island community. They are a crucial part of bringing color, life, and weight to the story. Strong singers. Strong dance, gymnastics background a plus. Strong instrumentalists also encouraged to apply.
Application deadline closed.