Open Auditions for Little Ti Moune In Once on this Island

At the Westchester Playhouse

 

January 25, 2024

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the childhood role of Little Ti Moune in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Sunday, January 28 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Auditions for adult roles will take place in March. This is

Open Auditions for Little Ti Moune In Once on this Island

a non-equity, all-volunteer production directed by Cece Suazo, and produced by Susan Weisbarth, Elijah Green and Alison Boole for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Music Theatre International.

Performance dates are Friday, May 10 through Saturday, June 8,on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Saturday matinees at 2:00pm will be added on March 23 and continue through the rest of the run. There may be some Wednesday matinee performances. There will be no performances over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 26). Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


The Tony Award-winning musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.


No appointments are necessary to audition; please arrive to allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of a Disney or contemporary musical theater song. If bringing sheet music, please bring in the correct key. Singing a capella and/or singing Happy Birthday is also acceptable. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted and you will be asked to note any conflicts. For more information, please send an email to Island@kentwoodplayers.org.

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune (female 7-10) Black/African Descent- Portrays a frightened girl, as well as a spunky, young girl who enjoys running and playing around. Needs to have good acting skills and a dynamic stage presence.


Metro Train riders can take the K Line to Kentwood, exiting at the Westchester/Veterans station at Florence and Hindry, just a short one block walk from the Westchester Playhouse. Riders who show their Metro TAP card when purchasing a full price ticket at the box office will receive a $5 discount for that performance.

For drivers, there are two free parking lots available. The small lot next to the Westchester Playhouse is reserved for disabled patrons only. The Hensel Phelps parking lot at 8330 Hindry Avenue (across the street, next to the Metro train tracks) opens an hour before each performance, is locked when a performance begins, and reopens at the end of the show. Look for our parking lot greeter to welcome you. Free street parking is available on 83rd Street and in the adjoining neighborhood, but do not park on our block of Hindry. Please read all traffic and parking signs carefully.


For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production, upcoming auditions, and shows, please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Another way to learn more about Kentwood Players and our members is to attend in-person Kentwood Players membership meetings, which are free to the public and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles 90045. Come on down and find out more about our 74-years-old and going strong community theater group and how you can get involved as one of our volunteers!


Kentwood Players is a non-profit theatre group dedicated to enriching, educating, and entertaining our community through the transformative power of live theatre while creating an environment for inspiring human potential. As a 501C3 organization, donations to Kentwood Players in any amount are always greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

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