On Sale to FLEX – April 13, 2020
On Sale to the Public – April 20, 2020

THE OCEAN IS CALLING!

From Disney and the creator of HAMILTON!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana is sure to bring out the hero within each of us. Celebrating the rich history of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust – a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. The same respect and attention to detail used to develop the film was carried forward in the creation of this stage adaptation.

Opens: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Closes: Sunday, May 10, 2020
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Music & Lyrics | OPETAIA FOA’I, MARK MANCINA, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Book Adaption
| SUSAN SOON HE STANTON
Music and Orchestration Adaption & Arrangement | IAN WEINBERGER
Based on the 2016 Disney film MOANA

Schedule:
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY | MAY 7, 8, 9 | 6:00PM
SUNDAY | MAY 10 | 2:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public – April 20, 2020
All Tickets: $15.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Associate Direction | MADDISON GILCREASE
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Associate Musical Direction | MARY KATE McLAURINE
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

2020 Spring Production Class
Disney’s MOANA (Junior Edition)

ENROLLMENT INFO |
Who: All students ages 8 to 18 are invited to enroll online, regardless of experience level. If enrollment is high, we will create two casts to give the most amount of students the opportunity to perform! Students will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances if the show is double cast.
How: Enroll HERE any time starting Monday, January 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2020 (where you could enroll in person, if preferred.) Once we receive your online enrollment, you will receive an invoice for tuition via email. Upon payment, your enrollment will be considered complete, and you will receive a second email confirmation.
Where: The final enrollment day of February 8, and all rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., STE D, until we move to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse to perform.
Cost: $207.00 tuition due no later than February 8, 2020. Payment options & scholarships may be available – Contact us for more information.
(There is a $75 costume fee, and each family is responsible for buying or selling one page in our program for $150.00.)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the class’s production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SOPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s abilities and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will be posted during the second week of class. All students interested in our production classes are taught to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for it’s success. We allow each student to submit two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the first class, and do not fall within two weeks of performances. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that the rehearsal schedule can be thoughtfully made with no last-minute hiccups/absences. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have time to make such a big commitment to. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.

  • A detailed schedule/call sheet will be issued by March 5.
  • Two conflicts are allowed during contract, only if submitted prior to March 5.
  • NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of performances.

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR Disney’s MOANA (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment – January 6 – February 8, 2020
*Mandatory Parent Orientation – March 5, 2020 at 5:30PM

REHEARSALS (Thursdays, 4:30-6:30, and Saturdays, 10:00-1:00)
WK1 March 5* (Cast & parent meetings) & March 7 (Audition day for enrolled students only)
WK2 March 12 & 14
WK3 March 19 & 21
(No rehearsal March 26 & 28 due to Caddo Spring Break)
WK4 April 2 & 4
WK5 April 9 & 11
WK6 April 16 & 18
WK7 April 23 & 25
WK8 April 30 & May 2 (+12:30PM venue orientation for parents)

PRODUCTION WEEK (NO CONFLICTS)
Sunday, May 3 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Mon, May 4 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Tue, May 5 (5:00 PM CALL – FIRST DRESS)
Wed, May 6 (5:00 PM CALL – FINAL DRESS/SCOOPS SNEAK)

PERFORMANCES
Thu, May 7 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #1)
Fri, May 8 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #2)
Sat, May 9, 2019 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #3)
(5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – PERFORMANCE #4)
Sun, May 10 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #5 – followed by Strike/Load-out)

An inspired, spellbinding, wonderfully-realized tale and a dazzling, visually/morally beautiful treat for the eyes, ears, heart and soul that richly weaves an all-inclusive journey based in culture, heritage, friendship and self-importance. – The Playlist

The “Hamilton” creator and the island personalities of Moana make beautiful music together in this charming seafaring epic. – USA Today

MOANA CAST

ENROLLMENT is open until February 8, 2020.
The following roles will be cast at our audition workshop for enrolled students:

Chief Ancestors
Ancient chiefs of Moana’s family line who share the tales of their past with their people.

Moana
A strong, confident young woman and the future Chief of Motunui who is deeply connected to her island as well as the ocean and is curious about what lies beyond the reef; empowered and driven, Moana will stop at nothing to save her people.

Chief Tui
Moana’s father and leader of Motunui who is protective of his daughter and his people, always wanting to keep them safe.

Sina
Moana’s kind and loving mother who takes great pride in her daughter

Pua
One of Moana’s best friends, who is sweet and unconditionally loyal, even if easily scared

Hei Hei
Moana’s other best friend, who is well-meaning but not so bright

Gramma Tala
The wise and eccentric grandmother of Moana and mother of Chief Tui; she holds her role as Motunui’s storyteller with pride, passing on the stories of the island’s past

Maui
The comedic, selfish, and sarcastic demigod of the wind and sea, who actually has a heart of gold

Tamatoa
A gigantic crab and collector of all things “shiny,” who is dangerously egotistical and dramatic

Te Fiti
The regal and benevolent mother island, creator of all life; without her heart she appears as Te Ka, a demon of earth and fire

Ensemble
Ancestors
The ancient people of Motunui

Ocean
A personification of the ocean and friend to Moana

Villagers
Dancers, Weavers, Fishers

Maui Tribe
Conjured fans of the demigod, always ready to sing Maui’s praises

Monsters of Lalotai

Shiny Tribe
Tamatoa’s glorious accomplices

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