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June 30 – July 16, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm

The second Saturday performances will be Understudy performances.

Appropriate for all ages



Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of


Directed by Morgan Goldberg

How far will you go?
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.



RoleOcean CastIsland Cast
MoanaSanthana RajasundaramJaysa Valdez
MauiLincoln HoekstraLincoln Hoekstra
Chief Ancestor 1Rohan ShahLaney Hoekstra
Chief Ancestor 2Charlotte ThompsonAvaani Lallian
Chief Ancestor 3Sophia MorseLucas Moran
Chief TuiBraxton TurnerBraxton Turner
Gramma TalaEmma HarknessEmma Harkness
Hei HeiThomas KimBeckett Buelna
PuaRiley LagascaAnaika Shah
SinaEna ChanEna Chan
TamatoaArianna BartonCami Richards
Left ClawValentina Van AsscheSavannah Thompson
Right ClawOlivia TeifertZach Zaenker
Te Kā/Te FitiIzzi HaberAether Lottie
Fisher 1/EnsembleTre RichardsTre Richards
Fisher 2/EnsembleAva SchultzAva Schultz
Gate Monster/EnsembleRanbir LallianRanbir Lallian
Villager 1/EnsembleEllie TakawakiEllie Takawaki
Villager 2/EnsembleJalyn JohnsonJalyn Johnson
Villager 3/EnsembleArizona MolinaArizona Molina
Villager 4/EnsembleMaddie AhlerMaddie Ahler
Villager 5/EnsembleClaire MacfarlaneClaire Macfarlane
Villager 6/EnsembleTessa LopezTessa Lopez
Young Moana/EnsembleDiya ShahDiya Shah
EnsembleKasen SlackKasen Slack
 Emily AhlerEmily Ahler
 Scarlet SmithScarlet Smith
Water Ensemble (Featured Dancers)Ava Petri (Lead dancer)Ava Petri (Lead dancer)
 Ava RobbAva Robb
 E. Ku’ulei Ka’llilauokekoa Kaowili-McLainE. Ku’ulei Ka’llilauokekoa Kaowili-McLain
 Emma LopezEmma Lopez
 Ryan NelsonRyan Nelson