Arizona Children’s Theatre to Perform “Moana, Jr.”

Disney’s “Moana, Jr” is the musical production to be performed by our children’s theatre participants this summer.  The play is a celebration of the cultures and peoples of the Hawaiian Islands. The character Moana is a strong, empowered, and brave young gal who becomes a hero for her community. Whether it is the villagers on the Hawaiian Island she works hard to protect, the family she hopes to make proud, or the ancestors she strives to honor, Moana is motivated in everything she does by her selfless desire to help others. What better model is there for our young people beginning to shape their sense of self. Each actor is breathing life not only into their characters, but into the world of the play itself. No matter who or what they play, each actor is an integral part of Moana’s adventure. We hope this show offers an opportunity for young performers to think outside the box and engage creatively with innovative stagecraft and choreography.

The characters in our musical are: Moana, Maui, Chief Ancestors, Gramma Tala, Chief Tui, Sina, Hei Hei, Pua, and Tamatoa. The ensemble groups are: the Ocean Ensemble, Villagers, Dancers, Weavers, Fishers, Maui Ensemble, Monsters, Left and Right Claw and the Shiny Ensemble. So there is a part/parts for EVERYONE. We are a TEAM at ACT.

Auditions are on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday June 28 at 1 p.m. at the Munds Park Community church.  Contact Lynn for YOUR 15 minute audition time. Auditions can be in person or via Zoom if not in town yet. Everyone is invited to participate on our 4th of July float in the 4th of July Parade that Monday. Camp begins on July 5th each weekday from 1-4 p.m. for 3 weeks and performances are evenings, Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22 and a matinee on Saturday, July 23rd .

Please contact Lynn Rouyer, Director, for any further information or questions at 602-622-2543. [email protected] Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here.  Lynn has had many years of experience working with children in theatre from her own studio, Lynn’s Talent Center; her TV show, Lynn Hope and Friends; and directing Paradise Valley Unified School District musicals with casts as large as 120+.

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