The mission of Youtheatre is to create an inclusive environment in which to inspire and enrich the lives of all youth, regardless of income or ability, by providing educational opportunities and promoting appreciation of the arts. Youtheatre is open to all area youth in grades 1-12.


*** Tickets for this production will go on sale Tuesday, January 31 at 11 AM ***

Moana Jr

Youtheatre's Production of Disney’s Moana Jr. for Grades 3-5!

Performances: March 10 @ 7 PM & March 11, 2023 @ 2 PM

Director/Choreographer: Julie Lane • Director/Music Director: Lindsay Taylor

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Thank you all so much for auditioning for Moana Jr. We had a very large turnout for auditions and this made decision-making difficult. Everyone did a fantastic job in auditions and unfortunately, there were only so many spots to fill. Ultimately, we looked at many different things like the audition process, schedules, conflicts and role requirements, to make our final choices.

To those who were not selected this time around, please do not be discouraged! We had the pleasure of hearing some really great auditions over the last two days and we look forward to you coming back and working with us again in the future!

ALL onstage cast and technical crew assignments must be accepted or refused by 12 p.m., Thursday, January 19, by emailing and indicating YOUTHEATRE RESPONSE in the subject line.

All youth participating in the production (as on-stage cast members or technical crew members) and their parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Informational packets will be handed out and questions will be answered. All on-stage cast members will be measured for costumes.  A read-through of the script will continue for the on-stage cast members until 7:30 p.m.



(in order of appearance)

CHIEF ANCESTOR 1 – Caroline Sisser-Artman

CHIEF ANCESTOR 2 – Mariko Weese

CHIEF ANCESTOR 3 – Corinna Coppus

MOANA – Felicity Hull

CHIEF TUI – Maxwell Trice

SINA Addy Thorbahn

PUA – Amalia Smith

HEI HEI – Wesley Love

GRAMMA TALA – Morgan Hutson

MAUI – Elijah Rodriguez

TAMATOA/VILLAGER – Elliot Kokensparger


RIGHT CLAW/VILLAGER  Mary Hannah Sprague

TE FITI – Jacelynn Buck

TE KĀ – Kira Vargas



Emmalin Fisher, Ellie Hermiller, Claire Preston, Madilynn Ritzler, Caroline Romick, Harper Trumpy



Abigail Burrow, Brynlee Johnson, Jase Myers, Adelyn Nichols, Chance Roddy, Acadia Simmons, Veda Staude, Bronx Swiecicki, Curtis Taylor



Kate Baker, Allie Beach, Liam Bowen, Ava Dorman, Sorcha Fitzgerald, Elise Harvey, River McMillen, Emma Popp, Karis Popp, Abralyn Reustle, Adelaide Smith, Nariah Williams, Molly Yeater



Jimmy Barger, Isla DiBerardino, Decker Haupert, Harper Jotch, Briley Oestreich, Maggi Pitchford, Regina Sadowski, LorenzAmir Thompson

Technical Crew


Make Up/Hair (Will be needed the week of March 6)

Ella Ardner, Elyannah Benavidez, Emma Bernath, Sophee Burkett, Emma Cooper, Ruby Cramer, Kendall George, Julia Knowlton, Emilia Metzger, Quinn Schedel, Kathryn Spence


Set Construction/Painting (Will be needed Saturday’s and possibly Sunday’s beginning late January and February.  You will sign up for what shifts you are available.  Sign Up will be available soon)

Cohen Bame, David Brindle, Adalyn Brown, Juliana Burrow, Henry Coger, Alanah Diaz, Tyson England, Peilar Ferguson, Olin Fix, Mason Gallegos, William Gutman, Ellie McKenzie, Emilia Metzger, Everett Miller, Isaac Miller, Robert Payne, Braylin Quakenbush, Anna Rossiter, Lily Schaub, Kathryn Spence, Zeke Walter, Summer White, Bella Whitta


Light Board Assistant (Will be needed the week of March 6)                              

Spencer Knapp


Sound Assistant (Will be needed the week of March 6)                                     

Henry Coger


Spot Light Operators (Will be needed the week of March 6)                          

Nolan Beach and Addyson Kinser

Youtheatre strives to teach the importance of commitment, therefore, attendance and punctuality are documented and may affect future Youtheatre participation.

REHEARSALS: 6 – 7:30 pm Monday - Thursday beginning Monday, January 23. We will also practice on select Sundays in February. Dress rehearsals will be held nightly during the week of the show and are mandatory for all cast/crew members. Students may not be needed at every rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be released after casting which will attempt to comply with any listed conflicts.

PARTICIPATION FEES: All youth participating in the production must pay the following participation fee according to their role in the production: $60 for on-stage cast members and $25 for technical crew members.

PARENT COMMITMENT: Youtheatre is a family affair! At the parent meeting on Thursday, January 19 at 6pm, parents will be asked to volunteer on pre-show and show-week parent committees. Committees cover every aspect of producing a show, including building and painting sets, costumes, backstage supervisors, dressing room supervisors, cast party and many more. Our shows would not be possible without the dedication and investment of each family!

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