Cast breakdown for Once On This Island:
Once On This Island takes place on islands in the Caribbean Sea known as the French Antilles. The cast should represent the diverse population of that region. We are specifically interested in seeing performers who are Asian, Black/African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous/Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander.
Ti Moune: Female, high belt, vocal range G3-E5
Peasant girl and who our story revolves around. She falls in love with Daniel Beauxhomme, and makes a promise to the gods to save his life.
Daniel Beauxhomme: Male, Tenor, vocal range C#3-F#4
Wealthy male and romantic lead. He falls in love with Ti Moune after she saves his life, but he’s been promised to Andrea since they were children. Not a bad guy.
Asaka: Female, Mezzo/Soprano, vocal range A3-E5
The Mother of the Earth. She guides Ti Moune on land to find Daniel – big bawdy presence with an amazing belt and a great sense of humor.
Agwe: Male, Baritone, vocal range B2-E4
The God of Water, he guides Ti Moune and provides the place where Daniel and Ti Moune meet.
Erzulie: Female, Soprano, vocal range A3-C#5
The Goddess of Love, she wins the bet with the gods that love is stronger than death. She is the nicest of the gods.
Papa Ge: Male, Tenor, vocal range C3-G4
A God and the sly demon of death. He plans to take Daniel Beauxhommes’ life to prove to all the gods that death is stronger than love.
Mama Euralie: Female, Alto, vocal range Gb3-B4
Peasant. The adoptive mother of Ti Moune, with a strong belief in the gods. Wife of Tonton Julian.
Tonton Julian: Male, Baritone, vocal range G3-E4
Peasant farmer, the adoptive father of Ti Moune. Husband of Mama Euralie.
Andrea Deveraux: Female, Mezzo
A wealthy beauxhomme, she is the well-to-do fiance of Daniel Beauxhomme and a great dancer. She will also play Armand Beauxhomme’s wife.
Armand Beauxhomme: Male, Baritone
A wealthy beauxhomme, he is the careless Frenchman who came to the island. He leaves behind a terrible curse. He also plays Daniel’s father.
Little Ti Moune: Female, Age 10-14, no taller than 58″
Young Ti Moune – much of the play comes to life through her eyes. In the end we find out she’s Ti Moune’s daughter.