Kidzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Cody Morris
October 1, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM
August 20, 2021 6:30 pm - New Discovery Church, 961 Vinson Rd., Hernando
August 21, 2021 9:00 am - New Discovery Church, 961 Vinson Rd., Hernando
WORKSHOP: An audition workshop will be held on Friday, August 20. Click here for details.
AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 21.
Vocal auditions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You must sign up to audition. Each vocal appointment will last 5 minutes. Click here to reserve your audition slot.
Dance auditions are at 4 p.m. for all participants. You do not need to sign up for dance auditions, but the dance component is part of your audition, so please plan to attend. Please come prepared to dance with appropriate clothing and footwear. No flip flops or bare feet.
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, August 22 by invitation only.
WHO: Kids ages 6 – 18. Casting all roles in Moana, JR.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Prepare a 32-bar cut (60-90 seconds) from a song in the show. Accompaniment tracks without vocals will be provided. You must sing from the show. The soundtrack can be found on YouTube:
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8”x10” headshot and résumé stapled together. If you do not have an 8”x10” headshot, please bring a recent color photo. Bring a completed audition form (available here) detailing any and all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.
Rehearsals begin on August 23 and will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There will be a few Sunday afternoons since we are on an abbreviated rehearsal schedule.
While you should not expect to be required at every rehearsal, you are expected to provide a list of conflicts for all days between the start of rehearsals and the last day of performances. Attendance at all rehearsals during Tech Week (the week before opening night) and at all performances is mandatory.
If cast in this production, all cast members are required to pay a $30 Participation Fee. $5 of this fee goes towards Kudzu’s microphone campaign.
Email [email protected] for more information about the show.
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. Actor must be able to portray great maturity, possesses incredible energy, a fun sense of humor, and the confidence to deliver big songs.
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. Actor must have great comic timing and be able to portray this shapeshifter’s larger-than-life personality through big gestures and high energy.
Chief Ancestors (1-3)
Chief Ancestors (1-3) are the three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos. Actors must be animated storytellers who have excellent diction.
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. Actor must be playful and a singer who can balance comic timing with heartfelt sincerity.
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, the actor must be mature and poised and able to sing very well.
Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. Actor must be a confident singer and able to embody a mature and respected leader.
Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. Actor must be a confident actor and singer who can make Pua’s moments stand out.
Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well-meaning but naive. Actor must be able to portray Hei Hei’s innocence and own both speaking and singing solos.
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, this actor mustn’t be afraid to own the stage and really shine.
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 and Te Kā
Open to ages 6-18, 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.
Disney’s MOANA JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.