Book in now for an amazing year of musical theatre for 3rd Years-6th Years. This year's production will be the Ahrens and Flaherty hit musical, Once on this Island Jr.
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-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 4 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.
There are 17 parts in the show many with solo songs, exciting acting opportunities, as well as foundations of African dancing so there are opportunities for everyone!
Rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings from 10am-11.30pm in ITW Clonskeagh, and auditions will be ongoing over the first few weeks of term. Students will perform in May 2017 in the Sean O'Casey Theatre, and we will have mandatory rehearsals over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Students in 3rd Year - 6th Year are eligible and must be enroled in a weekly Dance and Drama class.
Check out another production's trailer to get a sense of the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9rwH5ko25U