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REHEARSAL HOURS

Sept - April

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

Spring 2020

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 the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

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 Moune on a quest 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 - 

COSTUME DESIGNER - Sara Schaller    

SET DESIGNER / MASTER BUILDER - John Iannitello

SET DECORATOR - 

PROPERTIES - Brian & Ginger Van Ells

MAKE UP DESIGNER - Margaret Iannitello

HAIR DESIGNER - Melissa Wendorf

LIGHTING DESIGNER - Lori Hebel

SOUND DESIGNER - Aaron Ludolph

PARTICIPATION FEE

$175/student - due by March 22, 2020

    1 -- ONLINE (processing fees apply)

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

    3 -- CASH (in labeled, sealed envelope) HANDED to Karen Rohrer   

   

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP (optional, no cost)

Sunday, Jan. 26 : 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. 30

ages 11-18:  6:00-7:30 pm OR 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1

ages 8-10:  9:00-9:45 am

ages 11-18:  10:00-11:30 am, noon-1:30 pm OR 1:30-3:00 pm

 

CALLBACKS

Sunday, Feb. 2: beginning at noon

CAST/CREW READ THRU & FIRST REHEARSAL 

Saturday, Feb. 8: 10 am - 2 pm 

 

REHEARSAL TIMEFRAMES

Feb. 8 - April 18

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

ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL

Wednesday, April 15:  6-8 pm

DRESS REHEARSALS

Monday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 22

PERFORMANCES

April 23-26, 2020 @ UWGB-Manitowoc Theatre

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