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Once On This Island
Producers: Anthony Bruno
Tara Smith
Director:Emily Grove
Music Director:Sarah Broomell
Choreographer:Ingrid Oslund
Stage Manager:Joel Ruben-Meyer
Dance Apprentice:Ava Bussone
Ages: 7–12
Fee: $300 due by 6/3/19.
No refunds thereafter.
Registration: Starting Mar 25
Meeting: Wednesday May 22nd 5:30–6:30 PM Mandatory ACTor/Parent Meeting

Tue May 28: 5–8 PM

Wed May 29: 5–8 PM

Callbacks (if needed) Thu May 30: 5–8 PM


First Rehearsal: Mon Jun 3rd

Mondays: 5–8 PM

Wednesdays: 5–8 PM

Tech Rehearsal:

Sun Jul 21: 6–10 PM

Dress Rehearsals:

Tue Jul 23: 5–10 PM


7 PM Fri Jul 25 (access from 4:00)

10 AM Sat Jul 27

2 PM Sat Jul 27

Reduced program fees are available to those who require financial assistance. An application for reduced program fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first meeting of a production or workshop to be considered. Please contact the treasurer for more information.


Please make checks payable to:

Arlington Children's Theatre
115 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington MA, 02474

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Once On This Island

Welcome to ACT's 2019 summer production of Once On This Island.

We will be updating this page throughout the production, so be sure to check back here and refresh or reload your browser to make sure you are getting the latest information.

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Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday May 29th. Additional information about the audition process will be emailed after registration closes.

In the mean time, please print, read, fill out and sign the following forms and send them in to or mail them to:

ACT Once On This Island Auditions
115 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474

All forms must be received by Tuesday, May 21st.

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Callbacks and Parent Meeting

All ACTors are called for Callbacks, Wednesday, October 3rd from 5–7:30 PM at ACT. We will also be having our parent meeting during this time to solicit volunteers to help with the production.

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Schedules Posted

Links to the online schedule can be found in the table on the right. These schedules will continue to be updated as rehearsals start, so be sure to check back frequently.

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About the Show

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

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