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AUDITION NOTICE

Ages 6-13

AUDITION CLINIC - May 25th @ 7:00pm

AUDITIONS FOR ROLES -  June 3rd 

DANCE CALL- June 4th @ 9:00-10:00am

REHEARSALS-  June & July  - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  9:00am-12:00pm

PERFORMANCES-  July 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, (possible) 21st

 

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.

AUDITIONS FOR ROLES

  • Auditions are open to all performers between the ages 6-13. We are strongly encouraging those of Polynesian descent to audition! 

  • Bring ALL conflicts (any date you cannot attend rehearsal) from June 3rd - July 21st, any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored.  Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.  
     

  • Bring a headshot and resume to auditions

  • Come prepared to sing 1 minute in the style of the show or stylistically appropriate to a character from the show.  An accompanist will NOT be provided, please bring a karaoke track, no track with vocals.  Please don't sing songs from Moana.

  • Auditions will take place at the studio located at 803 North 1250 West #4, Centerville, Utah, 84014

If you cannot attend auditions, contact us before auditions and we will schedule another time for you.

GROUP AUDITIONS

For those who have never auditioned for a show before or might have butterflies in their stomach: we are offering a group audition option!  This will be held June 3rd, 10:30-10:45am or 10:45-11:00am.  Actors should learn "We Know the Way" 0:56-1:15 before coming.  For the section we will be learning please scroll to the bottom of the page for more info.  

AERIAL SILKS AUDITIONS

Performers interested in auditioning for Featured Aerialists need to register for an Aerial Silk Audition time slot

Be prepared to climb, tie-off in the air, panther or crossback

You must have taken at least 1 semester of aerial silks to audition for these roles

Aerialists must also attend auditions for vocal & dance 

DANCE CALL

Held Saturday, June 4th, 9:00-10:00am.  Dress to move, actors will learn a short combo to show the production team.  Everyone who is auditioning for the show should attend dance call.  

COST

Tuition: $319 tuition cost 

Costume Rental Fee: $53

Media Purchases: (Optional) Headshot ($25), Video Digital Recording ($25), Cast Shirt ($25)

No Registration Fee 

If you would like to divide the cost in two, you can pay half in June and Half in July (email us with this request) 

Get "Surface Pressure" Camp 50% off when you register for "Moana Jr." (view summer camps for more details)

Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances.  Consisting of a tan leotard & black shorts for girls and a black tank top & black or tan pants for boys.  Tan Jazz shoes preferred.

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on website

2. Register for "Moana Jr."

3. Email us to get an audition time backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

4. Come to auditions

Everyone who registers will be cast in the production.

No refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted.

If you have any questions, please email us  backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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.

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.

CHIEF ANCESTORS 1, 2 & 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.

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. 

CHIEF TUI

The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. 

PUA

Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears.

HEI HEI

Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive.

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. 

ENSEMBLE

Ensemble roles include Ancestor Ensemble, Ocean Ensemble, Villagers (Dancers, Weavers, Fishers 1 & 2), Maui Ensemble, Monsters, Gate Monster, Shiny Ensemble, Te Fiti, Te Kā

SONG LIST

In The Beginning...

Tulou Tagaloa

Where You Are

How Far I'll Go

We Know the Way

Where You Are (Reprise)

How Far I'll Go (Reprise)

You're Welcome

Warrior Face

Shiny

Song of the Ancestors

Warrior Face (Reprise)/Logo Te Pate

Know Who You Are

Tulou Tagaloa (Reprise)

We Know the Way (Reprise)

GROUP AUDITION SONG
This song is for those attending the group audition, all others auditioning do not need to prepare this
"We Know the Way" from MOANA JR. : Start 0:56 - 1:15 

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