Once On This Island

2008 Young Adult Production

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy

Footlite's Young Adults production featuring performers ranging in age from 18 to 25. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" sings and dances the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues, nurses and falls in love with Daniel, a young man from a wealthy family. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

With a catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score, this entertaining musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1991, including Best Musical. Kathleen Clarke Horrigan will direct this Indianapolis community theatre premiere.

Open auditions are held in May for interested performers ages 18 to 25. Participants must be high school graduates in 2007.

Past Young Adults Productions have included The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, The Secret Garden, Seussical, Ragtime, Godspell, The Wiz, Big River, Children Of Eden, Damn Yankees, Jesus Christ Superstar, and A Chorus Line.

Cast

Little Ti Moune: MacKenzie Isaac
Ti Moune: Angela Manlove
Daniel: Jameson Wentworth App
Mama Euralie: Adrianna Parson
Tonton Julian: Brandon Glenn
Erzulie: Laurice Jackson
Agwe: Larry Arnold
Papa Ge: Kwame Micah
Asaka: Molly Godzeski
Andrea: Emma Davis
Daniel's Father: David Barnhouse
Gatekeeper: Curt Pickard
Storyteller: Eric Allen
Storyteller: Abigail Berger
Storyteller: Katherine Clark
Storyteller: Christina Craig
Storyteller: Ebony Deloney
Storyteller: Ervin Gainer, Jr.
Storyteller: Ivy Hamstra
Storyteller: Susie Happersberger
Storyteller: De'Andre Jackson
Storyteller: Krystal Jones
Storyteller: Lori Kunzelman
Storyteller: Janetta Leary
Storyteller: Katie Scott
Storyteller: Samantha Sechrest
Storyteller: Terry Vershon
Storyteller: Karen Woods
Storyteller: Kandis Yeakey

Staff

Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Producer: Kimberly R. Watts
Vocal Director: Dustin Podgorski
Choreographer: Michelle Martin
Assistant Choreographer: Kyra Kenyon
Stage Manager: Ryan Mullins
Assistant Stage Manager: Allison Ackmann
Lighting Designer: R. Brian Noffke
Costumer: Curt Pickard

Dates

July 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2008

Times

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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