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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Once on This Island

The Ritz Theatre Company
Post Date: Jun 8, 2021

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Director: Charlie Barney

Asst. Director/Choreographer: Kerry Jules

Music Director: Renee Robinson-Way

Audition Date: June 28th, beginning at 6:30pm

Callbacks: June 30th, as needed and invite only

All roles will pay a small stipend.

Performance Dates: September 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, October 1, 2, 3 (with a possible student matinee on September 29)

The Ritz Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions from BIPOC and BILAM artists for our upcoming production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. Rehearsals will be held Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings beginning in early July.

*PLEASE NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR ACTORS, CREW, AND STAFF SAFE, THE RITZ WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ACTORS WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19*

THE STORY

Ti Moune is 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.

THE CHARACTERS

TI MOUNE – Ti Moune is a peasant girl. Curious and energetic with an infectious joy for life.

DANIEL – Daniel is a mix of African and French descent. He is Ti Moune’s love interest, and a member of the ruling class, torn between duty and love.

MAMA EURALIE - Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. Tries to be stern but has a generous spirit.

TONTON JULIAN – Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Gentle with a quiet strength.

ANDREA - Daniel’s betrothed, a grande homme.

ARMAND - Daniel’s father, a grande homme.

AGWE - God of the Sea. Powerful yet playful.

ASAKA - Mother of the Earth. Fierce with a wicked sense of humor.

ERZULIE - Goddess of Love. Warm and kind.

PAPA GE - The Spirit of Death. A trickster. Lithe and mysterious.

STORYTELLERS – Chorus and ensemble members who help create the world of the show.

Salary

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Job Category

How to Apply

All those wishing to audition should send an email containing their headshot, resume, and proof of vaccination to RitzTheatreCasting@gmail.com with the subject line “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” no later than June 25th @ 5:00pm.

Actors should prepare a 16-32 bar cut of music in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. No backing tracks or acapella singing will be accepted.