August 14, 2015
Directed by Roxanne Carrasco
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Once On This Island Jr (Advanced Musical Theatre Jr)
This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a black peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.
Its catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score by the Tony® Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and the animated film Anastasia) includes tender ballads and rousing celebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
Designed for advanced-level performers, Advanced Musical Theatre Jr. (AMT Jr.) is by audition only. Campers will study Once on this Island in depth and give a performance at the end of the session. AMT Jr Camp meets at Roosevelt Middle School, from 8:45am to 2:45pm. To audition, students will prepare a one-minute song and bring their sheet music.
Auditions are April 27, 28, 29, concurrent with auditions for the summer production of Charlotte's Web and All Shook Up.
Originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Danielle. Playwrights Horizons, Inc produced Once on This Island Off-Broadway in 1990. Originally produced on Broadway by The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh, in association with Playwrights Horizons. Once on This Island Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com. Production sponsored in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the County of San Diego.