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MiMi Crossland

MIMI CROSSLAND (Little Girl) National tour debut! Youth production of The Wizard of Oz. A huge thanks to John Mara Jr., Tristian Wyant and ACANY for this incredible opportunity. So much love to Mom, Dad and my whole village for allowing this to be possible.

Mariama Diop

MARIAMA DIOP (Little Girl) Mariama is incredibly grateful to make her professional debut in the National Tour of Once on This Island! She also loves chess, science, and reading. She would like to thank the village that has supported her personally and professionally along the way especially her Mom, Dad, Grandma and Great-Aunt Peggy. Special thanks to Ayana Lowe, Benjamin Rabinowitz, Isabella Gaviglia, Dance Project of Washington Heights, Every Voice Choirs, Harlem School of the Arts, HCES and Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for all their support and guidance.


Review Quotes

TheaterJones – 12/20/2019

“It will always be unfair, sharing the stage with pint-sized adorableness with two swirled and pinned ponytails and Mary Jane shoes (MiMi as little Ti Moune). How can one possibly compete with that and win?”

Broadway World Dallas – 12/18/2019

“On opening night at the Winspear, MiMi Crossland pulled double-duty as both the little girl who is the subject of the villagers’ attention at the beginning of the show and the young version of Ti Moune who is found clinging to a tree after a storm. Crossland sings and smiles so sweetly and with such youthful joy that it is no surprise the town rallies around her in her time of need.”

Queen City Nerve – 11/15/19

“…the precocious MiMi Crossland (alternating with Mariama Diop)…”

Dayton Local – 10/24/19

“Their decision though is undeniable as MiMi Crossland is charming as the young Ti Moune…Also, the future looks bright for the previously mentioned MiMi Crossland. The role is shared with Mariama Diop who is certainly just as cute.”

JHP Entertainment – 10/19/19

“Young Actors MiMi Crossland and Mariama Diop share the role of the Little Girl, alternating performances. On opening night Crossland was seen in the role and she was delightfully charming.”

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