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Disney’s Moana JR (**LICENSE PENDING**)
AUDITIONS: January 27 (YOUTH/TEEN)

Inspiration Stage proudly presents auditions for Disney’s Moana JR! Disney’s Moana JR. is a musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana JR. features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

AUDITIONS: Monday, January 27, 5:30pm-8:30pm

AGES: 10-18

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 16-32 bars from a Disney or Broadway musical (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone/tablet/mp3 player. No piano accompanist provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Here is a link to the Moana JR script and music perusal on MTI’s website: https://www.mtishows.com/news/read-disneys-moana-jr-for-free-ahead-of-january-23rd-general-release

Please bring a recent photo/headshot and resume (if you have one).

MOANA JR CHARACTERS

Moana – The vibrant, tenacious, and optimistic daughter of Motunui’s chief. She struggles to reconcile her father’s plans for her to take over as the village chief with her own desires to voyage beyond the reef. Ultimately, Moana proves a compassionate and capable leader. Cast an actor who can portray great maturity, possesses incredible energy, a fun sense of humor, and can confidently deliver songs like “How Far I’ll Go.” Gender: Female | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: G3
Maui – A demigod and master wayfinder with charisma to spare and a reputation of being a trickster. Despite his hard exterior, Maui becomes a wonderful friend and mentor to Moana throughout their journey. Cast an actor with great comic timing who can portray this shapeshifter’s larger-than-life personality through big gestures and high energy, making moments like “You’re Welcome” true showstoppers. Gender: Male | Vocal range top: B3 | Vocal range bottom: G2
Chief Ancestors (1-3) – The three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos. These ancestors should be animated storytellers who have excellent diction. Vocal range top: A4 | Vocal range bottom: G3
Gramma Tala – Moana’s wise grandmother and the mother of Chief Tui. She is the village storyteller known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum. Look for a playful actor and singer who can balance comic timing in “Where You Are (Part 2)” with heartfelt sincerity in “Song of the Ancestors.” Gender: Female | Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: G3
Chief Tui – The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. For this beloved and respected ruler, cast a mature and poised actor who can sing very well. After Chief Tui’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end. Gender: Male | Vocal range top: A#2 | Vocal range bottom: E2
Sina – Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. With both speaking and singing solos, look for a confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader. After Sina’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end. Gender: Female | Vocal range top: C#5 | Vocal range bottom: C#4
Pua – Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. An actor who is also a confident singer can make Pua’s moments in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale)” stand out. Vocal range top: C#5 | Vocal range bottom: B3
Hei Hei – Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive. Cast an actor who can portray Hei Hei’s innocence and own both speaking and singing solos in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale).” Vocal range top: C#5 | Vocal range bottom: B3
Tamatoa – The vicious and egotistical giant crab who lives in Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters. Tamatoa enjoys gathering shiny baubles to add to an ever-growing collection. For this self-centered crab with a keen sense of showmanship, cast an actor who isn’t afraid to own the stage and really shine. Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble – Ensemble roles include Ancestor Ensemble, Ocean Ensemble, Villagers (Dancers, Weavers, Fishers 1 & 2), Maui Ensemble, Monsters, Gate Monster, Left Claw, Right Claw, Shiny Ensemble, Te Fiti, Te Kā

TUITION: $395. Tuition due after casting; there is no fee to audition. Tuition assistance and payment plans available. For more information, contact Sarah Patterson via sarah@inspirationstage.com

REHEARSALS:
Friday, January 31 5pm-10pm
Monday, February 3, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, February 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, February 14, 5pm-10pm
Monday, February 17, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, February 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, March 2, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30pm-8:30pm
(No rehearsal during FBISD Spring Break – week of March 9)
Monday, March 16, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, March 20, 5pm-10pm

TECH WEEK: 
Sunday, March 22, 2:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, March 23, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30pm-8:30pm
(no tech rehearsal Thursday, March 26)

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm (call time 5pm)
Saturday, March 28 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm (call time 2pm)
Sunday, March 29 at 3:30pm (call time 2pm)
Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm (call time 5pm)
Saturday, April 4 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm (call time 2pm)
Sunday, April 5 at 3:30pm (call time 2pm)


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