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Be Part of the Magic 

Roles are available for Youth ages 4-18 of all experience levels

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Roles in this musical adventure:

Moana:

Courageous, resilient, young leader; Future Chief of Motonui; Adventurous dreamer and innovative, determined problem solver; Loving and loyal but willing to challenge the status quo in order to bring positive change to her community; Strong singer/dancer with wide dramatic range.
Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Maui:

Demigod of wind and sea; Shapeshifter; Singer, dancer with strong comedic timing and dramatic range; Forgotten hero longing for acceptance; At times insecure and selfish with a redeeming heart. 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 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. Note: The character Maui is based on the fabled Pacific Island demigod, so respect and caution will be considered in costuming and portrayal.
Gender: Male. Vocal range top: B3 Vocal range bottom: G2

Ancestors:

3+ Singers, dancers and storytellers who are the keepers of legends and Moana’s spirit guides; Featured soloists.
Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: G3

Te Fiti/Ta Ka:

This group of performers will portray both the Goddess of Life and the Demon of fire and lava. Led by a strong singer/dancer with commanding stage presence that may also double in one or more ensembles. Acrobatic skills a plus.

Young Moana:

Featured moment in opening scene. Will double in the one or more of the Ensembles. Wide-eyed, strong-willed, playful, smart, curious; In awe of the ocean; Unfazed by the busy village around her.

Gramma Tala:

All-knowing, free-spirited, loving grandma of Moana; Singer, Unshakeable integrity, carriage of truth, and sense of self. She is the village storyteller known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum. 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:

Moana’s loving and protective father; Chief of Motonui; Commanding leader with a repressed, adventurous spirit; Singer.The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. Mature and poised actor who can sing very well. May dpuble in the Tatau and /or Lalotai ensemble.
Gender: Male. Vocal range top: A#2. Vocal range bottom: E2

Sina:

Moana’s loving and supportive mother; Poised, graceful, strong; Singer. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader. May double in the Tatau, Lalotai, and/or tamatoa ensembles.
Gender: Female. Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: C#4

Motonui Islanders

Strong, warm, hardworking village of Polynesian dancers and singers; Represent cultural values of unity, compassion and humility; Illustrate traditions and stories of island’s past and present. Featured lines and/or solos.

Pua:

Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. Confident actor/singer.
Vocal range top: C#5. Vocal range bottom: B3

Hei:

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

Vain, self-absorbed crab; Overcompensates for deep insecurities; Thrives on attention; Character actor, singer,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, tea, of 3+ actors who aren't afraid to own the stage and really shine.
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Ocean
Powerful, beautiful, strong and flowing force throughout the show that helps carry the storyline and characters’ journeys across time and islands; Acrobatic and/or poi skills a plus. The youngest performers will be featured in this group.

Tatau
singer/dancers featured in “You’re Welcome;” Help tell the legends of Maui; 

Monsters of Lalotai
Character actors and dancers; Featured in “Warrior Face” & “Shiny;” Acrobatic skills a plus

Up to 60 youth age 4-18 will be cast.

 

Youngest performers (ages 4-7) will be considered for the ensemble roles of HEART OF THE OCEAN and will be featured in a couple numbers/scenes in the show. Rehearsal commitment will be 1-2 hours a week.

 

Performers age 7-18 will be considered for ensemble roles of OCEAN, TATAU, TA FITI/TA KA, LALOTAI, MONTANUI ISLANDERS, TAMATOA and other ensemble roles. Rehearsal commitment will be 3-4 hours a week PER ensemble group.

 

Performers age 7-18 may also be considered for featured roles with lines and solos including Young Moana (no lines or solos) Moana, Maui, Ta Fiti/Ta ka leader, Sina, Cheif Tui, Gramma, Hei Hei and Pua, Tamatoa, Ancestors and other featured roles with lines or solos.

 

Note that all cast members except Moana may play more than one role (i.e. a named role and be part of specific ensembles)

 

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.

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. 

Gender: male

Vocal range top: B3

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Chief Ancestors

Ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Hei Hei

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

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.

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

TaFiti/TaKa

This group of strong dancer/singers will work together to embody the goddess. This group may also double as ocean and Island dancers.

 

Ocean

This group of strong dancer/singers will embody the most involved character in the show: The Ocean. Involved in nearly every number these performers will have significant stage time.

 

Heart of TiFi/Droplets

This group of our youngest performers (age 4-7) will join the Ocean Performers in a couple specific places in the show featuring the Heart of TiFiti.

 

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