On Sale to FLEX – NOVEMBER 15, 2021
On Sale to the Public – NOVEMBER 22, 2021
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, DECEMBER 2, 2021
Closes: Sunday, DECEMBER 5, 2021
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
THURSDAY, FRIDAY | DECEMBER 2, 3 | 6:00PM
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 4 | 2:00PM & 5:00PM
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 5 | 2:00PM
Tickets: On Sale to the Public – NOVEMBER 16, 2020
All Tickets: $15.
Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM
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
Disney’s MOANA CAST
Ancient chiefs of Moana’s family line who share the tales of their past with their people.
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.
Moana’s father and leader of Motunui who is protective of his daughter and his people, always wanting to keep them safe.
Moana’s kind and loving mother who takes great pride in her daughter
One of Moana’s best friends, who is sweet and unconditionally loyal, even if easily scared
Moana’s other best friend, who is well-meaning but not so bright
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
The comedic, selfish, and sarcastic demigod of the wind and sea, who actually has a heart of gold
A gigantic crab and collector of all things “shiny,” who is dangerously egotistical and dramatic
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, Villagers, Ocean, Monsters, Maui & Tamatoa’s Backup)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – RACHEL EVANS
DANCE CAPTAIN/ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – FORDHAM HAMMOND
SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT