6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 28

6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29


Call backs

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31

Call backs will include scene work

and additional singing. ​

(If you are unable to return for this session,

please let us know when you audition so that we can make sure we see everything we need to see from you.)

All sessions will be at Arts Place

131 E. Walnut St., Portland, Indiana

What to prepare

You will be required to fill out an audition form.

You may print and fill out the form posted at right and bring it with you to auditions.

We will also have forms available on the nights of auditions.


You will be asked to do some brief line reading during auditions.

You will also be asked to sing about 30 seconds of a musical theatre song.

Suggested songs are:

Girls: “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “Let it Go” from Frozen,

“Dangerous to Dream” from Frozen and “Almost There” from Princess and the Frog

Boys: “Out There” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame,

“Friends on the Other Side” from Princess and the Frog,

“Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan

and “Everything I thought I Ever Knew” from Tangled

    You may select a different Disney musical song if you would like,

but please use these as your guide.

We encourage you to sing with music on your phone or other device.


If you have a scheduling conflict with the audition times but want to be in the show,

please contact us as soon as possible at

Additional info

The show will be directed by Reid Knuth, with Rachel Werling, Jason McGraw and Ray Cooney as assistant directors.

Joey Bailey will be the musical director, and Shea Bailey will be the choreographer.


Rehearsals will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Everyone will not be required to attend all rehearsals.

A complete schedule will be provided after casting and will take performers’ conflicts into consideration


Performance dates are 7 p.m. June 9, 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. June 12.

(We are holding open the possibility of adding shows at 7 p.m. June 8 and/or 2 p.m. June 11 if ticket sales are strong.)

Cast and crew will be required to arrive two hours before show time.

Character descriptions

Moana — A strong, confident young woman and the future chief of Motunui who is deeply connected to her island as well as the ocean and is curious about what lies beyond the reef; empowered a driven, she will stop at nothing to save her people.

Maui — The comedic, selfish and sarcastic demigod of the wind and sea, who actually has a heart of gold

Chief Tui — Moana's father and leader of Motunui who is protective of his daughter and his people,

always wanting to keep them safe.

Chief ancestors — Three ancient chiefs of Moana's family line who share the tales of their past with their people

Sina — Moana's kind and loving mother who takes great pride in her daughter

Pua — One of Moana's best friends who is sweet and unconditionally loyal, even if scared easily

Hei Hei — Moana's other best friend who is well-meaning but not so bright

Gramma Tala — The wise and eccentric grandmother of Moana and mother of Chief Tui;

she holds her role as Motunui's storyteller with pride, passing on the stories of the island's past

Tamatoa — A gigantic crab and collector of all things "shiny" who is dangerously egotistical and dramatic

Left Claw and Right Claw — Tamatoa's crony-like claws who act

as extensions of the crab's self-centered and ostentatious nature

Te Fiti — The regal and benevolent mother island, creator of all life;

without her heart, she appears as Te Ka, a demon of earth and fire

Ancestor ensemble — The ancient people of Motunui

Ocean ensemble — A personification of the ocean and friend to Moana

Villagers — Villagers of Motunui include dancers, weavers and fishers

Maui ensemble — Conjured fans of the demigod, always ready to sing Maui's praises

Monsters — Monsters of Lalotai, including a gate monster

Shiny ensemble — Tamatoa's glorious accomplices

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