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
This 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.”
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 JR. 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.
OUR Returning SMPAC youth director: John Christensen is an English and Theatre teacher at Milwaukee Academy of Science. He has been a volunteer and member at the Racine Theatre Guild for 15 years and has loved his time working both on stage and back stage in theatres and high schools all over Southeastern Wisconsin. John has been a part of 60 different productions filling in roles as a technical director, musical director, assistant director, student mentor, lighting technician, accompanist, and (most often) actor. He is excited to be back working with the kids at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
Registration Open April 30-May 15, 2020
Fees $129 South Milwaukee residents, $149 non-residents. Call for discounts for multiple students in one household. Includes student t-shirt.
Ages 12-18 prior to July 1
Auditions & Mandatory Parent Meeting May 19, 5-8 pm. Alternative Audition is TBD. Make note on form under conflicts if you plan to attend. Otherwise everyone is expected on May 21.
Audition Information: Cold Readings and Chorus Song selections for auditions will be reviewed with the entire group on audition day. Advance preparation is not required. However, auditionees who wish to preview the audition materials in advance (info coming soon). Wish to try out for a solo? Download the solo/lead role audition plus call back selections, coming soon.
Cast List will be revealed here on TBD
Rehearsals start June 22, Schedule will be posted here shortly.
Shows July 31 & Aug. 1 (7pm) and Aug. 2 (2pm).
General admission tickets go on sale June 25 ($10 adults, $5 student).
***Enrollment limited to the first 50 students.
Disney’s MOANA JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com. Any video recording made of this performance is authorized for personal, at-home, non-commercial use only. The sale or distribution of such recording is strictly prohibited under federal copyright law.
SMPAC Summer South Milwaukee Youth Theatre (SMYT) creates a safe, respectful and collaborative environment. Students learn values and life skills of teamwork, confidence, honesty, kindness, perseverance and responsibility through the production of high-quality performances. SMYT is an introductory program for kids to try out theatre and have fun.
SMYT is designed for students aged 6-18. Limited open enrollment begins each spring. Registration is required along with payment prior to May auditions. All participants audition and receive a part along with professional instruction. Rehearsals are held in our theatre for 5-6 weeks prior to the July public performance. Stay connected! Sign up for e-mail calendars below or follow us on facebook.