Once on this Island
by Vive Les Arts (VLA) Theatre

Feb. 22 - Feb. 23

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."

Directed by Cameron Dinkens.


Our whole team and Vive Les Arts are thrilled to be able to get this amazing production going. Be sure to sign up at the link included below, share the event with friends, family, neighbors, church folks, the mailman, people you meet walking through HEB, EVERYONE!!! If you forget to sign up or they don’t have a way to, we will also accept walk-ins as well as video auditions for Monday and Tuesday, BUT it is very important you try to make callbacks on Wednesday, February 24 at 6p.m if you are called back. We will also make casting phone calls that evening. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!Sign-Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eadad23a1fd0-once1

Video Auditions should be sent to: productions@vlakilleen.org

As a team, we are very much aware that this show is typically cast using all people of color, as it means to celebrate a culture. We as a team feel extremely confident in our abilities to convey the representation and celebration of the culture while still encouraging, and casting, all people of any ethnicity, age, etc. to come audition to be a part of a story that is driven by A COMMUNITY. We as a team want pay respect and not shy away from the material we are given, but also want highlight the inclusivity and love that moves at the heart of this show. After all, that is "why we tell the story"


Prepare 30 seconds-1 minute of any song that you feel best represents your vocal range and be dressed to move! Face coverings are required. If you would like to speed up the process please come with your audition form completed. 
Audition Form -> https://bit.ly/3qJqbfg
Sign Up -> https://bit.ly/2LZbhCP
Callbacks will be held on February 24th