Youth Theatre auditions underway


Who: Young people interested in musical theatre

What: Auditions for Buena Park Youth Theatre production of “Once on This Island”

Where: Ehlers Event Center, Veterans Hall, 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park

When: Juniors (ages 5-8) auditions Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m., Cast (ages 9-18) auditions Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Buena Park Youth Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming spring production of “Once on This Island.”

About the show

Based on a novel by Trinidadian-American writer Rosa Guy, this musical weaves together elements from “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Little Mermaid” to explore the story of a young woman named Ti Moune who falls in love with a stranger from the other side of her island, their communities divided by history, money, and prejudice. What follows is a tale of tragic love, healing, and hope with some divine intervention from the local gods.


Participants are required to prepare a song in their range (no pop music). An accompanist is provided for those with sheet music, or you may bring a karaoke style CD without a vocal track. A short dance routine will be taught on the day of the auditions, so appropriate attire and footwear is strongly encouraged. The dance routine will be taught one time only per audition session, so please be on time. Missing the dance auditions will greatly affect casting decisions.


Evening callbacks (by invitation only) will be on March 6 and 8. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays March through June. There will be a mandatory parents’ meeting on Saturday, March 10. Tech week will be June 11-14 with performances June 15-17 and 22-24.



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