We have auditions planned for
- Once On This Island Jr. (September)
- Nunsense (September)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (December)
Auditions for Once On This Island Jr.
Once On This Island Jr. auditions are on Saturday, September 15th, from 1 pm until 5:40 pm.
In A Nutshell
What: Auditions for Once On This Island Jr.
When: Saturday, September 15th (By Appointment Only)
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:40 pm
Where: Playwrights Rehearsal Studios, 440 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place).
Ages: 7 through 18
Cost: Tuition is $600 with a 20% sibling discount. There is no fee to audition.
There will be eight consecutive Saturday rehearsals, noon until 3 pm, beginning September 22nd. Rehearsals will take place at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street between Mott and Elizabeth Streets. This is a two-minute walk from Bleecker St. Station on the #6 train (Lexington Avenue line).
Performances of Once On This Island Jr. will take place Sunday afternoon and evening, November 11th at the Flamboyan Theater, 107 Suffolk Street. Tickets will go on sale in early October.
There is a $600 fee to participate in this production. There is *no* charge to audition.
About Once On This Island Jr.
With its poignant story (based on the book “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy) and its Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical creation that draws inspiration from “Romeo and Juliet”, and from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this big-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.
This is an hour-long “Jr.” version of the Tony-award winning show that’s currently playing at Circle in the Square on Broadway.
Please go here for more information about Nunsense, and to schedule an audition.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Our Spring 2019 main stage production will be Thoroughly Modern Millie. Auditions will be in December at a time and place to be announced. If you’d like us to let you know when it’s time to schedule an audition, you can sign up for our mailing list here. Six performances are planned for March 21-24, 2019.
My auditions are not competitive and I don’t use them to turn kids away. I want as many kids as possible to experience the joy that theater can bring into their lives. I don’t want audition anxiety to stand between a young person and a potentially life-changing experience, so I work to make my auditions as friendly as possible.
My musical director and I use auditions to help us discover what an actor’s vocal abilities are, and to get a sense of who they are, so that we can cast them in roles that make the most of their unique gifts.
On opening night, when these kids take to the stage, they will delight and enchant you.
I’m very proud of these kids. You will be, too.
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All kids are welcome. Polaris is inclusive, friendly, accessible, and dedicated to serving the families of our community.
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