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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.

Once On This Island

Welcome to ACT's 2019 Summer 2019 Production of Once On This Island.

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regpreview: Registration for this production will open on March 25th on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS and will remain open UNTIL FULL. Please see the production page for more information.

regopened: Registration for this production is open now on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS and will remain open until filled. Please see the production page for more information.

regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. Please see the production page for more information.

Acceptance into this production will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period. All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in an audition workshop to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

A draft of the full rehearsal schedule will be available after registration closes. ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs, technical and dress rehearsals from MONDAY July 15th ONWARD unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop. All actors and one parent must attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd where we will share more details about the production, the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.

All registration and audition forms (audition, measurement, health, liability and behavior) must be completed and received by Tuesday, May 21st. All payments are due by Monday, June 3rd.

Further audition workshop information and scheduling will be provided after registration is closed.

As is our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

If you have any questions about registration, please email

[Production Page]

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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