Spring 2022

MUSICAL

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and winner of the 2018 Tony award for Best Revival of the 1990 Broadway musical.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love.  Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

PRODUCTION STAFF

EXEC DIRECTOR - Karen Rohrer

Co-DIRECTORS / MUSIC - Lisa Heili & Deanne Stokes

CHOREOGRAPHER - Kevin Sievert

STAGE MANAGER - Max Schoepp

COSTUME DESIGNER - Sara Schaller    

SET DESIGNER / MASTER BUILDER - John Iannitello

SET DECORATOR - Missie Wendorf

PROPERTIES - Brian & Ginger Van Ells

MAKE UP DESIGNER - Margaret Iannitello

HAIR DESIGNER - Melissa Wendorf

LIGHTING DESIGNER - Lori Hebel

SOUND DESIGNER - Aaron Ludolph

PARTICIPATION FEE

$___/student - due by TBA

    1 -- ONLINE (processing fees apply)

    2 -- CHECK (payable to Treehouse Theater) mailed to PO Box 1722

PRODUCTION CALENDAR

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP (optional, no cost)

TBA: 7:00-7:45 pm ~ students and parents welcome; NO registration needed

Meet the production team, tour the studio, get tips and ask questions about Auditions

AUDITIONS (90 minute timeslots) 

Thursday, Jan. 20

Saturday, Jan. 22

 

CALLBACKS

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, beginning at noon

CAST/CREW READ THRU

Jan. 25,  6-8 pm 

 

REHEARSAL TIMEFRAMES

Jan. 27 - April 23

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 pm

Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm

Actor conflicts, both weekly and one-time, within these timeframes must be reported during registration or at Auditions.  The Production Team will develop the detailed Rehearsal Schedule developed AFTER Casting is complete, working around reported Actor Conflicts.  

  • Excessive conflicts and/or absences will not be tolerated. 

  • Check your SPRING BREAK plans to see how/when these conflict with our Rehearsal Calendar

MOVE-IN & TECH REHEARSAL

Sunday, April 24: noon-8pm

DRESS REHEARSALS

Monday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 27

PERFORMANCES

April 28-30, 2022 @ TBA

SONG LIST

Prologue/We Dance - Storytellers

One Small Girl/Waiting for Life - Asaka, Errzulie, Papa Ge, Tonton Jullian,

       Mama Euralie, Ti Moune, Storytellers

And the Gods Heard Her Prayer/Rain - Asaka, Erzulie, Papa Ge, Storytellers

Discovering Daniel/Pray - Storytellers, Ti Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama

       Euralie, Gatekeepers, Peasants

Forever Yours - Ti Moune, Daniel, Papa Ge, Storytellers

Ti Moune - Ti Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama Euralie

Mama Will Provide - Asaka, Storytellers

The Human Heart - Erzulie, Storytellers

Pray Reprise/The Ball - Gossipers, Father, Storytellers, Andrea, Daniel

Ti Moune's Dance - Mama Euralie, Tonton Julian, Little Ti Moune

Andrea Sequence - Andrea, Ti Moune

Promises/Forever Yours Reprise - Papa Ge, Erzulie, Storytellers

Wedding Sequence - Asaka, Storytellers

A Part of Us/Why We Tell the Story - Storytellers

ROLES

Storytellers -  four narrators tell the story; sing the bulk of the show and tell the story

 

Mama Euralie - symbolic mother of us all; loving, practical, funny and earthy

 

Tonton Julian - loving father to his adopted daughter, Ti Moune; strong, practical, and supportive

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune / Peasant Girl  spunky, young girl who enjoys running and playing around

Ti Moune - young woman; forcus of our story 

Daniel Beauxhomme - young man; focus of Ti Moune's affection

Daniel's Son

Gatekeeper

Daniel's Father - not sympathetic or understanding of his son's wishes

Andrea - Daniel's refined and beautiful fiancée; promised to each other by their parents since birth

Papa Ge - God /Goddess of death

Asaka - Goddess of the Earth 

Agwe - God/Goddess of Water

 

Erzulie - Goddess of Love

Storyteller Ensemble (Peasants, Villagers, Guests, Grands Hommes) 

 

Gossipers

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REHEARSAL HOURS

Sept - April

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm​