Musical Theatre

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 on stage. 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.

The lyrics in Moana Jr. include two Oceanic languages: Samoan and Tokelauan. The file below is designed to help your child to understand the meanings of some of the lyrics as well as help with pronunciation.

Oceanic languages guide

 

Lyrics

Please find the lyrics to all songs below. It would be a good idea for your child to start learning the songs now. The track number is included in the pdf file. All tracks can be downloaded from the link I provided in the Marvellous Me message. If you are unable to download the tracks, email cpy3@sbcschools.org.uk and I will email you the tracks that you need.

1 In The Beginning

2 Tulou Tagaloa

3 Where You Are (Part 1)

5 Where You Are (part 2)

7 How Far I’ll Go

9, 10, 11 We Know The Way, playoff and reprise

12 How Far I’ll Go (reprise)

14 You’re Welcome

19, 20, 21 Warrior Face (part 1, 2 and 3)

24, 25, 26 Shiny (part 1, 2 and playoff)

30 Warrior Face (reprise) Logo Te Pate

34 Song of the Ancestors

36, 37, 38 Know Who You Are, Tefiti Restored, Tulou Tagaloa (reprise)

39 We Know The Way (finale)

 

Audition material

For your child’s audition, they will need to learn and perform a song and an extract from the script. Below is a description of each main character along with the song and extract for that character. Your child will need to choose the character that they would like to be and prepare their audition for that character.

Any questions, or if you are unable to download tracks, please email Miss Conlon on cpy3@sbcschools.org.uk . If needed, I can email the tracks that your child needs directly to you.

 

 

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.”

Learn and prepare for all 4 extracts below:

Moana, Maui

Moana, Hei Hei, Pua, Gramma Tala

Moana, Gramma Tala, Chief Tui, Sina

Tamatoa, Left Claw, Right Claw, Moana

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 7

Moana, Pua, Hei Hei Vocal Audition

 

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.

Learn and prepare for the extract below:

Moana, Maui

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 14

Maui Vocal Audition

 

Chief ancestors

Chief Ancestors are the three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos. These ancestors should be animated storytellers who have excellent diction.

Learn and prepare for the extract below:

Moana, Gramma Tala, Chief Ancestors

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 9

We know the way

 

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.”

Learn and prepare for both extracts below:

Moana, Gramma Tala, Chief Tui, Sina

Moana, Hei Hei, Pua, Gramma Tala

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 11

Gramma Tala Vocal Audition

 

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.

Learn and prepare for extract below:

Moana, Gramma Tala, Chief Tui, Sina

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 3

Chief Tui, Sina Vocal Audition

 

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.

Learn and prepare for extract below:

Moana, Gramma Tala, Chief Tui, Sina

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 3

Chief Tui, Sina Vocal Audition

 

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.

Learn and prepare for extract below:

Moana, Hei Hei, Pua, Gramma Tala

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 7

Moana, Pua, Hei Hei Vocal Audition

 

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).”

Learn and prepare for extract below:

Moana, Hei Hei, Pua, Gramma Tala

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 7

Moana, Pua, Hei Hei Vocal Audition

 

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.

Learn and prepare for extract below:

Tamatoa, Left Claw, Right Claw, Moana

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 24

Tamatoa, Claws Vocal Audition

 

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

Learn and prepare the song below (music can be found via the link sent in MME):

Track 9

We know the way