Disney’s Moana Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda
JR. Script Adaptation by Susan Soon He Stanton
JR. Score Adaptation and Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ian Weinberger

A Spotlight Jr. Players Mainstage Musical

Disney’s Moana JR. is a 60-minute 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.

For more information, visit the show page on MTI

  • Rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:45pm .
  • Performance Dates are March 10-13, 2022.
  • Show times Thurs (7:30pm), Fri (7:30pm), Sat (3:00pm & 7:30pm), Sun (3:00pm)


Masks/face-shields MUST be worn at all times during rehearsals. Please visit the link for Spotlight Players COVID-19 Masking Policy:
http://spotlightplayersmi.org/about/get-involved/

Cast List for Moana Jr.
Moana – Jordan Dermody
Maui – Abhinav Salagrama
Chief Ancestor 1 – Olivia Mason
Chief Ancestor 2 – Brennan Jungman
Chief Ancestor 3 – Ophelia Viswanathan
Gramma Tala – Noah Lee
Chief Tui – Logan Larocque
Sina – Violet Clark
Pua – Mila Kokinasidis
Hei Hei – Annabelle McCurry
Tamatoa – Aarti Pradhan
Right Claw – Atriex Goodrich
Left Claw – Grace Robinson
Te Fiti/Te Kā – Lila Filary
Fisher 1 – Knight Emerson
Fisher 2 – Zoey Silverman
Villager 1/Gate Monster – Roland Toole
Villager 2 – Payton Stewart
Villager 3 – Morgan Allstaedt
Villager 4 – Marie Graentzdoerffer
Villager 5 – Samantha Keliher
Villager 6/Baby Moana – Nadia Kokinasidis

Ocean Ensemble
Grace Robinson (Lead)
Emryn O’Donnell
Avalon Sepulveda
Myka Silverman
Marianna Vespa
Lila Filary
Morgan Allstaedt
Samantha Keliher
Payton Stewart
Zoey Silverman
Atriex Goodrich
Aarti Pradhan
Violet Clark

Ancestor Ensemble
Knight Emerson (Lead)
Pia Narang
Olivia Mattson
Haley Mattson
Aubrey Gilliland
Lennon Leitzinger
Lucy Shindeldecker
Abby Liberty
Marie Graentzdoerffer
Roland Toole

Village Ensemble
Renee Eggen (Lead)
Pia Narang
Emma deBruin
Olivia Mattson
Haley Mattson
Maliya Ruffin
Mya Ruffin
Michaela Ruffin
Aubrey Gilliland
Skylar Carr
Atriex Goodrich
Emily DePatrizio
Grace Robinson
Lennon Leitzinger
Aarti Pradhan
Charlotte Kaminski
Camille Kaminski
Lucy Shindeldecker
Madison Szuba
Gianna Kabeer
Nathan Bailey
Allison Bailey
Abby Liberty
Sanaya Kilam
Quinn Nylander
Shreeya Anikott
Xavier Miah
Simone Jungman
Elena James
Ella Cook
Ayla Dedic
Eric Graentzdoerffer
Audra Graentzdoerffer
Lana Milwee

Maui Dancer Ensemble
Logan Larocque (Lead)
Renee Eggen
Pia Narang
Emma deBruin
Olivia Mattson
Haley Mattson
Aubrey Gilliland
Skylar Carr
Emily DePatrizio
Lennon Leitzinger
Lucy Shindeldecker
Gianna Kabeer
Sanaya Kilam
Simone Jungman
Ella Cook
Ayla Dedic
Marie Graentzdoerffer

Monster Ensemble
Roland Toole (Lead)
Madison Szuba
Elena James
Audra Graentzdoerffer
Lana Milwee
Annabelle McCurry
Mila Kokinasidis
Violet Clark

Shiny Ensemble
Zoey Silverman (Lead)
Quinn Nylander
Shreeya Anikott
Maliya Ruffin
Mya Ruffin
Michaela Ruffin
Annabelle McCurry
Nadia Kokinasidis
Mila Kokinasidis
Charlotte Kaminski
Camille Kaminski
Nathan Bailey
Allison Bailey
Abby Liberty
Xavier Miah
Eric Graentzdoerffer
Violet Clark