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.
Music and Lyrics by
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i & Mark Mancina
Book Adapted by
Susan Soon He Stanton
Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by
Based on the 2016 Disney film Moana
“It’s called wayfinding, princess. It’s not just sails and knots, it’s seeing where you’re going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.” – Maui
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.
MEET THE PLAYERS
(Wed & Fri )
(Thur & Sat)
Chief Ancestor 1
Chief Ancestor 2
Chief Ancestor 3
Christain Smith -Pumalpa
Isadora Clark -Smart
Village Ensemble…. Trinity Brown, Marnatha Hoyt, Charlize Pearson.
Isadora Clark, Christian Smith-Pumalpa, Mariah Gallegos, Gianna Ayala,
Villagers, Weavers, Maui and Shiny Ensemble….Montana Brereton,
Peyton Stoker, Finnley Bass, Jaron Hoyt, Crispin Encinias,
Audrey Leitner, Brylie Schmidt, Natalie Berg,
Kolbi Engebrecht, Kendyl Osborn,
Adrianna Ayala, Briley Mayhoffer
Ocean Ensemble and Gate Monsters…Aubriella Pineda,
Ericka Kadlecek, Liliana Barella, Kenzie Grasmick,
JulianaBarela, Emberly Good-Coates, Lilly Ojeda
Disney's Moana JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
MEET THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Kelly Jo Smith
Zoey Montoya, Kelli Lofing, Hannah Smith, and Everett Ediger
Stephen Matthews and Niki Haberman
Set, Light and Program Design
Kelly Jo Smith
LJHS Stagecraft Class, Kelly Jo Smith, Zoey Montoya, Kelli Lofing, Hannah Smith, Everett Ediger, Dylan Kurtz, Audrey Leitner, Peyton Stoker, Jonah Langston, Liliana Barella, Cedric Montoya and Olive Montoya
“Okay, first, I’m not a princess, I’m the daughter of the chief.” — Moana
East Otero School District
LJHS Stagecraft Class
Rocky Ford Gazette
Anne Boswell Taylor
Next Year, We Hope To Bring
Finding Nemo to the Stage!
Featured Artist Bio
Crystal, has been an art instructor for 26 years teaching a wide spectrum of art mediums from 2D- to 3D arts. Her inspirations are Sheppard Fairy for his modern innovation and creativity. His street art and graphic design techniques inspire my artist pallet and subject matter. Margaret Kean for her courage to paint from her heart. Frida Kahlo’s expressionism, Japanese culture and mythology. “My subject matter can often be Aquatic in nature” stated Crystal, “ but symbolic in meaning. I frequently reference the unpredictability of nature as well as life and my ability to or lack thereof to adapt to my environment in a heathy, productive manner. I am obsessed with achieving depth and movement in my art, not only visually but emotionally and spiritually. When it comes to the visual aspects, I try to strike a balance somewhere between controlling my brushstrokes and allowing the unpredictability of loose wet on wet brushstrokes to develop without too much control.”
"Talent merely needs Opportunity"