January 8 - May 8, 2022
Directed by Liorah Singerman
Produced by Ann Singerman
You can find the registration link at the bottom of this page.
About Moana Jr.
Disney’s Moana JR. is a 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.
Celebrating the rich history of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust – a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. The same respect and attention to detail used to develop the film was carried forward in the creation of this stage adaptation
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: YAS Studio
Auditions will begin with a quick warm-up and short dance combination. Cast members will then perform one song and one scene from the show. Audition information and materials will be sent to registered cast members in mid-December. All registered participants will be cast in the ensemble. Auditions will determine featured roles.
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: YAS Studio
The callback list and schedule will be emailed after the general auditions. Those called back will be asked to read sides from the script, and sing for specific roles. We may not need to see everyone for a callback. All registered participants will be cast in the show and have a lot to do! This is truly an ensemble show! The cast list will be posted before your first rehearsal.
Dates: Saturdays, Jan 29 - April 23, 2022
Location: YAS Studio
All cast members will work together each week on choreography, vocal music, character, and scene work for the show. Your rehearsal schedule may vary depending on what is being rehearsed. You may not be scheduled for the entire session. You will receive a detailed schedule once the cast list has been posted.
*No rehearsal January 22 & April 16
Tech Week & Performances
Date: April 30 - May 8, 2022
Tech week is an exciting week of rehearsals at the theater when we set the technical aspects of the show, and for the first time the cast and crew start working with sets, props, costumes, lights, sound, and spacing. All tech week rehearsals and performances are mandatory. (Absences due to COVID-19 will be evaluated on a case by case basis.)
*Dates and times subject to change.
Before you register it is extremely important to take a moment to review our policy information which has been updated. We will be following CDC, CDPH, and Sacramento County COVID-19 safety guidelines for this session. All Main Stage cast members must show proof of vaccination or proof of weekly testing. Current local guidelines require masks to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. YAS will remain flexible and will continue to revise our safety plans in accordance with the most current CDC, CDPH, and County orders or guidance.
Consider applying to be a Company Captain. Main Stage cast members can be part of the directing team and mentor After School session casts. Gain confidence through leadership. Experience a deeper understanding of the process from pre-production to performance.
Registration Opens: December 1, 2021
Last Day to Register: January 4, 2022 (or when full)
We can't do it without you! By registering for this workshop session, each family agrees to complete one volunteer position. Click this Parent Committee link for jobs and descriptions. If you are unable to commit to a parent position, please include the $75 "opt out" fee with your tuition payment.
Due to COVID-19 we will no longer be able to share costumes. Cast members will be responsible for providing their own. Ideas and recommendations will be provided. We will keep the requirements as simple as possible, at the same time allow for creativity for those who enjoy doing more.
No refunds will be made after January 4, 2022.
If you withdraw by January 4, 2022, your tuition will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee.
No refunds will be given to cast members removed from the cast for behavioral reasons.
Click the button below to register. Please be aware that registration is a 2 step process. First you will fill out the information section, then continue on to online payment. There is no additional fee for online payments. Registration is not complete until you complete payment. This is important because we could fill up!