SHIRLEY — MJ Entertainment announces auditions for the musical “Once On This Island.”

Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Middle School.

Actors should prepare a vocal solo. An accompanist will be provided. The show will be staged and music directed by Mike Hoffmann and choreographed by Melissa Lynch.

“Once On This Island,” is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show 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 to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

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