Release date: July 31, 2018

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players encourages local actors to audition for the Broadway musical, Once on This Island.

Auditions are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 14 in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City.

BPCC Theatre’s production of Once on this Island is directed by Dr. Ray Scott Crawford, Dean of Communication and Performing Arts. Actors should bring a headshot and resume if available, though not required. It is recommended that actors arrive at least 15 minutes early to auditions to complete an audition form.

Synopsis: Once on this Island is based on the 1985 book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, which is set in the Caribbean and is the retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. In My Love, My Love the boundary is socio-economical and in The Little Mermaid the boundary is land and sea. There have been connections made to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as well, which again tells the story of a young couple whose families oppose their love and try to keep them apart.

“A bewitching musical that celebrates love, resilience and the spirit of hope.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, daily news

There are several roles available to be cast. BPCC Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. Community members will be considered. Those wishing to audition should come prepared to read from the script. BPCC Theatre students are required to present a 30-second monologue. However, no prepared monologues are required of other students or community members auditioning. Also, those auditioning should dress comfortably and be prepared to “move about.”

Show dates for Once on this Island are set for 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 and 2:00 p.m., Oct. 14 and 21.

For more information about the season or BPCC Theatre, contact 318-678-6525 or kcondon@bpcc.edu.