MUSIC BY Stephen Flaherty

Based Upon The Novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy
Originally Directed and Choreographed on Broadway by Graciela Daniele
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

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. 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.

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Once on This Island is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Presented by The Levoy Theatre
Directed by Domonic Barnes
Music Directed by Bryan Broughton
Choreographed by Olivia Cruz


February 8, 10:00am school day performance
February 9, 8:00pm
February 10, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
February 11, 3:00pm

All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332. Rehearsals will take place at The Levoy Theatre and The Levoy Arts & Education Center.


🌴 Little Girl

The story we are seeing unfold is told to comfort her after a terrible storm frightened her.

Gender: Female

Age 6 to 16 (Actress if older should read younger)

🌴 Ti Moune

Our story’s protagonist. A peasant girl who has been adopted, she is an island girl with much curiosity and energy. Earnest and romantic about all creatures. Falls tragically in love with Daniel.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 25

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

🌴 Daniel

A youthful man from the wealthy part of the island. He is charming and inherently bound to fulfill the expectations of his higher social class. Struggles with his feelings for Ti Moune.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

🌴 Mama Euralie

Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. She is fearful of social status and greatly protective of her family.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Gb3

🌴 Tonton Julian

Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Filled with courage that is fueled by the love for his wife and daughter.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

🌴 Papa Ge

The Demon of Death. They are proud and sly. Their menacing ways are often a cause of distress, as they are in control of life and death.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

🌴 Asaka

The Mother of Earth. They are very caring and nurturing. Their motherly disposition makes them well-suited to provide inhabitants with anything they need.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

🌴 Agwe

The God of Water. They are strong, clever, and compassionate. Enjoys playing with the rain and ocean.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B2

🌴 Erzulie

The Goddess of Love, beautiful and elegant with a strong belief in the power of love. They haveΒ  a sympathetic heart.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: A3

🌴 Armand
🌴 Andrea
🌴 Ensemble

Gossipers; Peasants; Storytellers


AUDITION DATES: November 13 & 14, 6:00-9:30pm by appointment at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: We will gladly accept video submissions for our production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! Submissions will be due November 13 by 8:00pm. Please send to and include your name and the role/roles you would like to be considered for.

If called back from a video submission, we ask that you attend callbacks in person.

CALLBACK DATE: November 15, 6:00pm by invitation only at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

Director Domonic Barnes and The Levoy Theatre are excited to announce auditions for the season opener of our 2024 Broadway Season, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! We are looking to build a diverse cast; ages 16 and up (with the exception of anyone auditioning for Little Ti Moune who should be age 6 and up). Performers from all walks are encouraged to audition for this production!

The staff plans to produce the piece as it was in the original Broadway production which includes themes of prejudice and colorism set on an island in the Caribbean. We strongly encourage performers who identify as Asian, Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx , Middle Eastern, South Asian / Indian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander to consider auditioning for our production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.

This is a non equity production but all actors will receive a travel stipend. All roles are available!

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. Please DO NOT sing a song from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. An accompanist will be provided. Please provide piano sheet music for our accompanist. If needed, you can also bring an audio file with no background vocals on an iPod or phone. Please have music downloaded instead of streaming from YouTube. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. No acapella auditions will be allowed. You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts). Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.

Rehearsals will begin directly after callbacks (dependent on cast conflicts). Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays from 2:00-6:00pm, Mondays from 6:30-10:00pm, and Wednesdays from 6:30-10:00pm. There will also be several Saturday morning rehearsals. Tech week will run from February 3 – 8. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Director Domonic Barnes at

Featured roles / understudies will be assigned at the time offers are sent out! We look forward to having you join us at auditions for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!

– OOTI Production Staff


Auditions and callbacks for Once On This Island are now closed. Please join us for the next production!