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Inspiring youth through the study, performance and appreciation of theater arts.
School of Rock, Jr., 2016
Mary Poppins, 2015
Les Miserables, 2015
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2017
Matilda the Musical, 2019
Newsies, 2018
The Lion King, Jr., 2017

Hawaii Children’s Theatre Presents:

Directed by: Rebecca Hanson

**Must be fully vaccinated or have had your first shot in order to participate!**

Auditions!

  • Register for your day to come in and audition!
  • Masks required for auditions, rehearsals, and performances 
  • All cast members are required to be fully vaccinated

During Auditions you will:

  •  Sing a song from the show
  • Dance auditions to following singing auditions (Come prepared to move!)
  • Please plan on staying from 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Day 1: August 26th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Puhi Warehouse

Day 2: August 27th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Puhi Warehouse


Callbacks Auditions:

  Saturday August 28th: 1:30pm-4:30pmat the Puhi Warehouse

  • Invite only
  • Cold read from script
  • More singing from the show!

Rehearsal dates:
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 31st
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm; and Saturdays 1:30pm-5:30pm at the Puhi warehouse.
(*Reheasals may move to 6:00pm-9:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on show progress.)

Performance dates:
Friday – Sunday, November 19 -28
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

 

 

Characters:

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. Cast an actor who can portray great maturity, possesses incredible energy, a fun sense of humor, and can confidently deliver songs like “How Far I’ll Go.”

Gender: Female
Age: Teen
Vocal range top: D5
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. For this beloved and respected ruler, cast a mature and poised actor who can sing very well. After Chief Tui’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end.

Gender: Male
Age: Adult
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. With both speaking and singing solos, look for a confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader. After Sina’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end.

Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

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. Look for a 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
Age: Adult
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Pua:
Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. An actor who is also a confident singer can make Pua’s moments in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale)” stand out.

Gender: Neutral
Age: 12+
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Hei Hei:
Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive. Cast an 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).”

Gender: Neutral
Age: 12+
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

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. Cast an 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 proceed with respect and caution in costuming and portrayal.

Gender: Male
Age: 16+
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: G2

 

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. For this self-centered crab with a keen sense of showmanship, cast an actor who isn’t afraid to own the stage and really shine.

Gender: Neutral
Age: 16+
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Ensemble:
(Ages 12 to Adult.)  Ensemble roles include many featured parts that have lines, solos, and lots of stage time such as, ancestors, villagers, and Tamatoa‘s left and right claws.  Ensemble members will be asked to play several different parts.  Additionally, there is the *Ocean Ensemble who are singing and dancing on stage for the majority of the show. **

 

*Ocean Ensemble Will only be the ocean ensemble for the entirety of the show and will need to be present at the dance audition to be cast as ocean ensemble.