On Sale to FLEX – NOVEMBER 8, 2021
On Sale to the Public – NOVEMBER 15, 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

Schedule:
THURSDAY, FRIDAY | DECEMBER 2, 3 | 6:00PM
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 4 | 2:00PM & 6:00PM
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 5 | 2:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public – NOVEMBER 15, 2021
All Tickets: $15.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KAITLYN BUNDRICK-BROWN
Musical Direction & Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

2021 FALL PRODUCTION CLASS
Disney’s Moana (junior edition)

NOTE: This production will follow current and future federal, state, and local mandates concerning public health. Currently we are under a statewide indoor mask requirement.

SCHEDULE for Disney’s MOANA (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment took place – August 30 – September 18, 2021
*Mandatory Parent Orientation – September 30, 2021 at 5:30PM

REHEARSALS (Thursdays – 4:30-6:30, and Saturdays – 2:00-5:00)
WK1 September 30* (Cast Meet/Greet/Read-through & Parent Orientation) & October 2 (Audition day for enrolled students only)
WK2 October 7 & 9
(No rehearsal October 14 & 16 due to Fall Break)
WK3 October 21 & 23
WK4 October 28 & 30
WK5 November 4 & 6
WK6 November 11 & 13
WK7 November 18 & 20 (Optional Program Ad Payment/Content DUE)
(No rehearsal November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
WK8 PRODUCTION WEEK (NO CONFLICTS)
Sat, November 27 (+12:30PM venue orientation for parents)
Sun, November 28 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Mon, November 29 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Tue, November 30 (5:00 PM CALL – FIRST DRESS)
Wed, December 1 (5:00 PM CALL – FINAL DRESS/SCOOPS SNEAK)
PERFORMANCES
Thu, December 2 (5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – Performance #1)
Fri, December 3 (9:00am CALL – School Sneak Peaks* | 5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – Performance #2)
Sat, December 4, 2019 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #3)
(5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – PERFORMANCE #4)
Sun, December 5 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #5 – followed by Strike/Load-out)

*A School excuse will be issued to all cast/crew members for this outreach/educational opportunity. Please contact SCOOPS if you would like more information about signing your school up for a field trip.

“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

Chief Ancestors FORDHAM HAMMOND, MIA KIIHNL, BRYCE TURNER
Ancient chiefs of Moana’s family line who share the tales of their past with their people.

Moana CHARLOTTE ABNEY
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 CHRISTIAN PERKINS
Moana’s father and leader of Motunui who is protective of his daughter and his people, always wanting to keep them safe.

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

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

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

Gramma Tala HANNAH WALLACE
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 DARION ELIE
The comedic, selfish, and sarcastic demigod of the wind and sea, who actually has a heart of gold

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

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

Chief Ocean CLAIRE KEVIL

Ocean Ancestors CAROLANNE ADAMS, FORDHAM HAMMOND, ABIGAIL HOOD,
McKENNA MARANTO, CHRISTIAN PERKINS, ELIZABETH SHOUP, ABIGAIL WEYERMULLER

Gate Monster EMORY BLOUNT

Ancestors SHAYANNA BEATTY, DANE BOGOSIAN, NATE BOKENFOHR, CHARLEY BOOTH, EMMA BURNEY, ELLA KATE COOPER, RACHEL EVANS, EMERSON FITE, MILES MAINIERO, AVA MARANTO, MORGAN MEYER, MILLIE OAKES, FORD OWEN, ALYSON PEYTON, COLE PEYTON, DEVYN PROKOPF, DAISY RUSSELL, AVA SMITH, LACEE SMITH

TeFiti’s Garden ANNAMARIA ARANDA, LIAM ASKEW, CAITLY EUBANKS, CORA LEIGHTON, ELIZABETH LEIGHTON, MARIANNA LEIGHTON, CATHERINE LIBRO, HENRY MENARD, SOPHIE REEME, LANDRY SMITH, COOPER WALLACE, HUDSON WALLACE

Understudies
(Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.)
Moana ABIGAIL HOOD
Maui CHRISTIAN PERKINS
Gramma Tala CLAIRE KEVIL
Chief Tui BRYCE TURNER
Tamatoa RACHEL EVANS
Pua MILLIE OAKES
Hei Hei MORGAN MEYER

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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