CYT Chicago: Milwaukee Presents...

Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice. Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”

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 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.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Apr 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 25th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Apr 26th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

New Berlin West PAC:

18695 West Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI 53146

Show Notes:

Ti Moune – Sydni Villanueva
Storyteller 1 – Ella Connelly
Storyteller 2 – Issy Lambert
Storyteller 3 – Mitchell Anderson
Storyteller 4 –Paisley Clement
Asaka – Amanda Franz
Agwe – David Wagenknecht
Erzulie – Riley Connelly
Papa Ge – Mackenzie Joranlien
Mama – Gabby Blatt-Prevatt
Tonton – Matthew Leskinen
Daniel – Luke Harwood
Little Ti Moune – Elloise Hartung
Andrea – Rebecca Walla
Gatekeeper – Jimmy Dawson
Armand – Aaron May
Daniel’s Son – Ryan Spitzer
Human Heart Choir – Becca Bernhardt, Emily Bernhardt, Johnathan Doome, Michaela Hintz, Chase Johnson, Joey Martin, Aaron May, Lydia May, Rebekah Michel, Ayla Petri, Emily Struebing, Cole Wadina

Island Dancers – Grace Dennert, Amia Harwood, Chase Johnson, Ann Koepke*, Hannah Paul, Ruth Sawyer, Emily Struebing, Liam Thomas

Island Settlers – Ellie Boehm, Allison Clauser, Noelle Clauser, Chaz Dawson, Gabby Dennert, Johnathan Doome, Abbie Dziubek, Annibelle Hertel, Emma Jane Hipp, Katie Krachenfels, Joey Martin, Hannah Martinez, Ayla Petri, Maria Sawyer, Jordan Schmidt, Abigail Spitzer, Paul Springer III, Cole Wadina, Eva Watters

Island Children –  Taylor Antony, Trinity Christenson, Eva Dahlberg, Zuri Everson, Sierra Fuller, Elloise Hartung, Natalie Hartung, Lucy Mermal, Evangeline Mixdorf, Adrianna Morin, Rylan Wadina

Grand Hommes Dancers – Becca Bernhardt, Cavan Fuller, Michaela Hintz,  Isabel Kabara, Lydia May, Serena McNeill, Emma Miller, Katie Spitzer, Andrew Struebing, Lexi Villanueva
Grand Hommes Residents - Spencer Anderson, Ani Bast, Emily Bernhardt, Emma Clauser, Jimmy Dawson, Alex Franz, Luke Harwood, Belle Hillwalker, Sienna Johnson, Travis Johnson, Selah Ketcham, Marie Leskinen, Aaron May, Nadia Mayr, Rebekah Michel, Jayla Mixdorf, Kaleb O’Brien, Logan O’Brien, Lucille Pann, Rebecca Walla
Grand Hommes Children – Aden Cass, Elianna Clauser, Maddy Ehlers, Delaney Ferrell, Nora Griffin, Alana Keevers, Gideon Martinez, Izzy Martinez, Sophie Smith-McCullough, Ryan Spitzer, Claire Tentoni, Micah Thomas

*Denotes Dance Captain

Milwaukee county, you showed up this weekend! From tech week to a full weekend of shows to the first night of class to auditions to callbacks, all in two weeks. You are incredible, and we are all so proud of you. Thank you for giving your whole self to this process – your body, your mind, your spirit!

For those that didn’t get the part you wanted or didn’t get cast for this show – our hearts are with you! We know it can be disappointing when your path looks different than you thought it would. Thank you for bringing your talents and for sharing your light with us this weekend! We challenge all of you to lean in to find joy in the part you were given, or to come alongside the cast as a backstage crew member or usher. We are so excited to work with each and every one of you, and trust that God placed you in the exact spot you are for this season!

As we start this journey together, let the words of Paul begin to sit in your spirit: “get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone.” (This is our show verse – Romans 12:16-17)

We are so excited to create and discover beauty through this incredible show, and to grow together in humility, curiosity, and love.

Much much love,
Kim, Chris, KyraJo, and Hannah