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Last Show For Disney’s Moana Jr.

Seedlings Theatre Company presents Disney’s Moana Jr as part of NIETF’s Park Plays series at Indiana Dunes State Park.
August 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

What better place to enjoy Moana Jr with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre Company for a fun, family-friendly night of entertainment at the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion patio area (watch for signs).

Disney’s Moana JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana JR. features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

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.

This is a free event (park gate fee still applies) made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Dunes Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Sue Baxter