The auditions will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, for the ADULT characters, at LTO, 560 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex in Owatonna. Children’s auditions will be Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
College/University Students~ LTO would love to have you be a part of this production as well!! Since some of you may not be in Owatonna during auditions, you can record your audition and send it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is Sunday April 7 at 2 pm.
‘Once on This Island’ is by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. The Artistic Director is Heather Burke, the Technical Director is Victoria Bartkowiak, the Music Director is Michael Burke and the Choreographer is Kyra Rahn.
Join us on a Calypso-filled journey of one small girl who finds love in the most unlikely of places. Her new-found love must be proved not only through the tests laid out by the pompous gods who preside over the island, but also by the trials and tribulations she must face as a lowly peasant. This Tony Award-winning musical is a highly original and theatrical mashup of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, and the well-loved tale of “The Little Mermaid”. It’s an exciting and energetic adventure for the whole family to enjoy. We hope you’ll join our little village and find out why we tell the story.
The cast is comprised of 14 roles (6 adult women, 1 female child: age 7 – 12, 1 male child: age 7-12 and 6 adult men) as well as an ensemble. Character descriptions and plot summary can be found along with the audition packets here, see below and the Owatonna Public Library. We encourage diversity in casting. Actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on June 23 and June 30.
“Once on This Island” is presented with special arrangements through Music Theatre International (MTI) and is sponsored by Federated Insurance.