Moana Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).



Audition workshops will provide interested performers a unique opportunity to work directly with the creative team, while gaining valuable insight on how to best prepare for the audition process.

Participants will also learn more about the creative direction and styling of the songs and choreography of the show.

DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2022.


10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

COST: $35/ person (limited spots).

*Due to limited space, if parents want to attend/observe, they must pay $35 for their own ticket. 

*If you're not available on the workshop date, please contact us to learn more about doing a $29 trial week of classes. 



Click the link below to reserve your spot through Eventbrite. There are limited spots for each workshop time slot, so advanced reservation is highly recommended.

MOANA JR. AUDITIONS will take place

on January 3 and 4, 2023 at Maraya Performing Arts

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

Students will sign up for 1 Audition Date (either January 3 or 4) and register for a respective 5 minute time slot.

Students will be asked to slate (name, age, and city where they live), sing 60 seconds of a song in the styling of the show (with track or sheet music prepared), and be asked a few impromptu interview questions. A piano accompanist will be available for auditions.

Callbacks (by invitation only) are on Saturday, January 7, 2023. TIME TBC ALL AUDITIONERS: please hold this date, just in case you're called back. This will serve as a DANCE CALL (where you will learn some choreography by our choreographer). Wear comfortable clothes to move in. 

Final Cast Announcement: Sunday, January 8, 2023. 

Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for an Audition Time Slot. Audition time slots will be released on December 11, 2022 (after the December 10th workshop concludes).



Rehearsal period begins the week of January 9, 2023.

We rehearse 3 times per week:

  • *Mondays and *Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and
  • *Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

*Rehearsal schedule may vary, depending on the role you are cast in the show.



  • *SUPER SATURDAY: Saturday, March 4, 2023 (Times TBC - all cast members must be available all day)
  •  Every weeknight March 6 - 9, 2023 (Evening Times TBC)



  • Thursday, March 9, 2023



8 total shows*

  1. Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 
  2. Saturday, March 11, 2023 (*2 show day) - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
  3. Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. 
  4. Friday, March 17, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. 
  5. Saturday, March 18, 2023 - (*2 show day) - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
  6. Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. 


All Audition Workshops, Auditions, and Rehearsals will take place at:

Maraya Performing Arts 861 Harold Place Drive #208 Chula Vista, CA 91914 


Tech & Performance Location will take place at: 

KIPP ADELANTE Preparatory Academy 426 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114

Tech and Performances will be immersive and site-specific with a combination of indoor and outdoor settings, and will take place at KIPP Adelante in Southeast San Diego.





If cast in the show, the production fee will be $425 per person (for current Maraya students). This can be paid in full, or made into 2 installments. The production fee and ticket sales helps cover only a fraction of the production costs to put on a show. There are many expenses involved such as rent, utilities, creative and administrative staff, marketing, licensing, and more, and Maraya Performing Arts fundraises more than half of the production costs to put on the show.

If you require payment assistance, please reach out and let us know: 


CLASS TRAINING REQUIREMENT: At Maraya, we firmly believe that consistent training keeps young artists in top performance shape at all times. This show is vocally and physically demanding, and we want each performer to be conditioned to perform with rigor and care. As such, each cast member is required to be enrolled in at least (1) Fundamental Technique class with Maraya Performing Arts with a minimum 3 month commitment throughout the duration of the show. Please note: priority access to casting for Moana Jr. will be granted to our currently enrolled students. 

Please contact us to view a full list of our schedule of classes and gain information on how to enroll in a $29 trial week.



You’ve heard the saying, “It Takes a Village.” Well...that is certainly true in show business! Working together as a community is one of the many benefits of theatre. The arts have the transformative power to unite individuals and communities together around a shared common goal. Family and community are core values at MARAYA, and as a brand new organization that opened during COVID, we rely on our MARAYA Family to contribute in any and all ways possible to ensure the success of their children and their peers in the show. Accordingly, we will require each cast member’s friends/family to volunteer at least 10 hours towards the production of the show. We will provide the job descriptions and training, so don’t worry about a thing!  Committees include performing tasks such as scenic building, driving/loading trucks, making minor costume alterations, ticket sales, posting fliers, social media, ushering, and more!

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Our youth theatre productions have been recognized by KPBS, Fox 5 News, City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, and Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe.

Check out last year's KPBS story on our production of Disney's Descendants HERE!


Moana Jr. is sponsored by:

  • The City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture
  • California Arts Council
  • Council President Sean Elo-Rivera
  • Council President Pro Tem Monica Montgomery Steppe