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Event Series Event Series: Auditions for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND


May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Footlite Musicals is excited to announce open auditions for its 2024 Young Artists Production of Once on this Island!

Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Hedback Theatre, home of Footlite Musicals—1847 N. Alabama Street, Indianapolis—and on Sunday, May 19, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Unity Church – 907 Delaware Street, Indianapolis.

We are seeking a cast of performers that is racially, ethnically, and physically diverse as well as inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Must be age 13-18 to be considered for the Young Artists Production.

Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars from a song that shows off your vocal talent, with sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Please also bring clothes appropriate to dance in.

Based on the book “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy, Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of an island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the 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. 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.

For questions, email the producer at sbotts151@aol.com.


  • Little Ti Moune: Young version of Ti Moune, our story’s protagonist
  • Mama Euralie: Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. She is fearful of social status and greatly protective of her family. Gender: Female; 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; Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: A2
  • 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; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Daniel: A youthful man from the wealthy part of the island. He is pale inherently bound to fulfill the expectations of his higher social class. Struggles with his feelings for Ti Moune. Gender: Male; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: C#3
  • Armand: An ambitious but careless Frenchman who first came to the island. He is wealthy and protective, and also the stern, disapproving father of Daniel. Gender: Male; Vocal range: Baritone/Bass
  • Andrea: The well-to-do fiancé of Daniel. She is entitled by nature and can be a bit jealous of others. Gender: Female; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Papa Ge: The Demon of Death. He is proud and sly. His menacing ways are often a cause of distress, as he is in control of life and death. Gender: Male; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Asaka: The Mother of Earth. She is very caring and nurturing. Her motherly disposition makes her well-suited to provide inhabitants with anything they need. Gender: Female; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Agwe: The God of Water. He is strong, clever, and compassionate. Enjoys playing with the rain and ocean. Gender: Male; 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. She has a sympathetic heart. Gender: Female; Vocal range top: C#5; Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Ensemble; Gossipers; Peasants; Storytellers


May 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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