Audition Song Suggestions for Once On This Island the Musical – by Character
Written by Leryn Turlington
September 21, 2020
To tell the story, you need to book the part! Let Performer Stuff’s expert musical theatre audition song coaches find your perfect audition song for the epic Caribbean love story, Once On This Island! Our recommendations come with links to purchase sheet music or an audition cut found on PerformerStuff.com. For further study, we provide links to listen to audition songs on both Youtube and a Spotify playlist. Break a leg with your audition for Once On This Island the musical. Be sure to let us know if the audition song worked for you!
Audition song suggestions for the character Mama Euralie (mezzo)
Mama Euralie is a peasant on the island who takes in the orphan, Ti Moune, after she is found in a tree after a storm. She is very protective of her child and her husband Tonton Julian.
“Come Down From The Tree” cut song from Once On This Island
“Hear My Song” from Songs for a New World
Audition song suggestions for the character Tonton Julian (baritone)
Also a peasant on the island, Tonton and his wife Mama Euralie rescue Ti Moune after she survives a terrible storm. They take her in and Tonton becomes her loving and protective father.
“The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha
“No Matter What” from Beauty and the Beast
Audition song suggestions for the character Ti Moune (soprano)
Ti Moune and her adoptive parents live as peasants on an island that is separated by class and color. She prays that the Gods give her a purpose in life, and their answer leads her to the center of a tragic love story with Daniel, a member of the upper-class, lighter-skinned descendents of French settlers and natives. She is curious, selfless, passionate, and determined.
“Spark of Creation” from Children of Eden
“Soon As I Get Home” from The Wiz
Audition song suggestions for the character Daniel Beauxhomme (tenor)
Daniel is a descendent of French settlers and Caribbean natives who make up the highest social class on the island. In answering Ti Moune’s prayer, the Gods provoke a car accident in which Daniel is rescued by Ti Moune. Subsequently the two fall in love, but Daniel is ultimately unable to leave his privilege and obligations for her.
“Maria” from West Side Story
“Sun and Moon” from Miss Saigon
Audition song suggestions for the character Papa Ge (tenor)
Papa Ge, the Demon of Death, convinces Ti Moune to trade her life for Daniel’s in an effort to prove to Erzulie that death is more powerful than love. Like many of the Gods, this role does not have to be gender-specific and was played by a woman in the most recent revival.
“Hellfire” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“If You Wanna Die In Bed” from Miss Saigon
Audition song suggestions for the character Asaka (mezzo)
Asaka is the Mother of the Earth– joyful and nurturing, she loves to provide for her children. It is Asaka who gives Ti Moune her final resting place, a reminder to the villagers that love rises above differences and class.
“Ain’t It Good” from Children of Eden
“Raise the Roof” from Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party
Audition song suggestions for the character Agwe (baritone)
Agwe is the God of Water whose playfulness and power of water propels much of the action of the play. It is because of his ability that Ti Moune is found as an orphan after a storm, Daniel’s car crashes, and Ti Moune peacefully meets her death at the end of the play.
“The World Above (Reprise)” from The Little Mermaid
“King of the World” from Songs for a New World
Audition song suggestions for the character Erzulie (mezzo)
Erzulie is the Goddess of Love who passionately spars with Papa Ge over the power of love versus death. She believes love is stronger than anything, and has immense faith in the young lovers they have thrown together.
“If You Believe” from The Wiz
“When You Believe” from Prince of Egypt
Audition song suggestions for the Ensemble Characters (all vocal types)
Storytellers, peasants, grand hommes, Daniel’s betrothed (Andrea) and her parents, young Ti Moune.
Audition song suggestions for a Soprano:
“Meadowlark” from The Baker’s Wife
“God Help the Outcasts” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Audition song suggestions for a Mezzo:
“The New World” from Songs for a New World
“Journey to the Past” from Anastasia
Audition song suggestions for an Alto:
“Every Story Is A Love Story” from AIDA
“Turn Back, O Man” from Godspell
Audition song suggestions for a Tenor:
“Light of the World” from Godspell
“Her Voice” from The Little Mermaid
Audition song suggestions for a Baritone:
“Testimony” from Amazing Grace
“I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” from Porgy & Bess
Listen to a Spotify playlist of these audition songs for the musical Once On This Island here:
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