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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

Ian Weinberger


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. 




(Wed & Fri )

Gianna Ayala


(Thur & Sat)

Emilia Smith-Pumalpa

Chief Ancestor 1

Teagan Summers

Chief Ancestor 2

Dylan Kurtz

Chief Ancestor 3

Trinity Brown

Chief Tui

Christain Smith -Pumalpa


Isadora Clark -Smart


Maranatha Hoyt

Hei Hei

Charlize Pearson

Gramma Tala

Mariah Gallegos


Jonah Langston


Teagan Summers


Peyton Stoker


Audrey Leitner

Village Ensemble…. Trinity Brown, Marnatha Hoyt, Charlize Pearson.

Isadora Clark, Christian Smith-Pumalpa, Mariah Gallegos, Gianna Ayala,

Emilia Smith-Pumalpa

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.
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Kelly Jo Smith

Music Director 

Kristin Golding-Langston

Theatre Interns

Zoey Montoya, Kelli Lofing, Hannah Smith, and  Everett Ediger

Production Associates

Stephen Matthews and Niki Haberman

Set, Light and Program Design

Kelly Jo Smith

Set Contruction

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

Past Productions

“Okay, first, I’m not a princess, I’m the daughter of the chief.” — Moana

Thank You

East Otero School District

Renee Good

LJHS Stagecraft Class

Vicki Wallner


Dan Nuschy

Crispin Miell

Rocky Ford Gazette

Anne Boswell Taylor

Picketwire Center

 Next Year, We Hope To Bring 
Finding Nemo to the Stage!

Crystal Cuckow

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"

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