ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
 
Music By Stephen Flaherty
 
Based upon the Novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy
 
Originally Directed and Choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Once on This Island JR is the authorized young performer's edition of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's story of "two worlds, never meant to meet," where the power of love is proven to conquer the power of death — a lesson well told for generations to come. Once on This Island Jr is an engaging, Caribbean-flavored musical set on an unnamed island in the French Antilles. The story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love above her class, is told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm. Once on This Island uses the tradition of storytelling to pass down history, values and insight from one generation to the next. The result is a lesson to be passed along for generations to come. With the gods looking over her, Ti Moune's journey of unrequited love comes to prove that the power of love is stronger than the power of death. Ti Moune's courage and spirit prove that love can withstand the storm, cross the Earth, and survive even in the face of death. With rhythms of the Caribbean Islands, this show will be a favorite of performers and audiences alike!
 
The Broadway Junior Collection now offers this Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty score in an adapted format perfect for young performers!
Prologue/We Dance
[Storytellers]

One Small Girl/Waiting for Life
[Asaka, Erzulie, Papa Ge, Tonton, Mama, Ti Moune, Storytellers]

And the Gods Heard Her Prayer/Rain
[Asaka, Agwe, Erzulie, Papa Ge, Storytellers]

Discovering Daniel/Pray
[Storytellers, Ti Moune, Tonton, Mama, Gatekeeper, Peasants]

Forever Yours
[Ti Moune, Daniel,

Little Girl/Little Ti Moune is the perfect role for a very young performer. This girl should be able to stay focused and listen. The role also requires some singing with the ensemble.

Storytellers 1-4 are the four narrators that tell the story of Once on This Island Jr. They can be male or female. Not only do they sing the bulk of the show, but they also focus the audience's attention on important events throughout the production. These four roles are the true leads!

Mama Euralie is the symbolic mother of us all. She should possess a nice voice, and be a good actress. Be sure to audition Mama with Tonton as you will want to cast two people who perform well together, look like a couple and have stage chemistry.

Tonton Julian is the loving adopted father of Ti Moune. The actor who plays this role should have a nice voice, and be a good actor. It helps to cast a boy whose voice has changed, although not necessary.

Ti Moune/Peasant Girl is the focus of our story and is featured in solo songs and dance. The actress performing this role should have an excellent voice and be an excellent dancer. The music Ti Moune sings is

MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
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Audio Sampler
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ShowKit™
(ShowKit™ Includes: 30 Actor's Scripts, Piano/Vocal Score, Director's Guide, 2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs, Choreography DVD, Media Disc, 30 Family Matters Booklets)
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