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PRODUCTION CREW

 

Director Mon/ Wed Cast.......................................... Tatum Powell

Director Tues/Thurs Cast................................. Isabelle Fishbein

Music Director............................................................... Shell Ramirez

Choreographer......................................................... Jonathan Bryant

Set Designer................................... Shell Ramirez and Jeff Sutton

Costume Designer............................................... Melissa Gouinlock

Lighting Designer................................................................ Jeff Sutton

Mon/Wed Audio ................................................................ Owen Jones

Tues/Thurs Audio .......................................................... Myla Sidor

Boat Movers ......................... Vincent Damico and Ella Thompson

Photography ................................................................ Kristen Hansen

 


MON/WED CAST

Saturday May 7 at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

(in order of appearance)

Chief Ancestor 1.................................................................................... Jacob Arkin

Chief Ancestor 2.................................................................................... Luna Engle

Chief Ancestor 3............................................................................ Ana Maria Pope

Moana............................................................................................. Antonia Tirfoin

Chief Tui........................................................................................... Byron Darnton

Sina................................................................................................ Francis Hennecy

Hei Hei......................................................................................................... Ella Ross

Pua..................................................................................................... Sammy Crume

Gramma Tala....................................................................................... Lucy Scalese

Fishers.................................................................... Vincent Damico, Ashe Spears

Maui.......................................................................................................... Nyx Crume

Gate Monster................................................................................. Vincent Damico

Tamatoa............................................................................................. Tatum Powell

Left Claw................................................................................... Phoebe Weintraub

Right Claw............................................................................................. Ashe Spears

Te Kā / Te Fiti....................................................................................... Chloe Krebs

Ensemble

Ancestors....................................... Vincent Damico, Chloe Krebs, William Siders and Max Temelkuran

Ocean.................................. Alexa Bowles, Ilex Gill, Synnove Olson,  Hannah Stancil and Max Temelkuran

Villagers................................... Vincent Damico, Caroline Duckworth, Tatum Powell, Ella Thompson and William Siders

Maui / Monster/ Shiny Ensemble............. Jacob Arkin, Sammy Crume, Byron Darnton, Caroline Duckworth, Luna Engle, Francis Hennecy, Ana Maria Pope, Ella Ross, Lucy Scalese, William Siders and Ella Thompson

 


TUES/THURS CAST

 Friday May 6 at 7:00 PM and Saturday May 7 at 2:00 PM

(in order of appearance)

Chief Ancestor 1............................................................................. Rylan Duda

Chief Ancestor 2...................................................................... Kendall Barber

Chief Ancestor 3........................................................................... Bryn Bollins

Moana................................................................................. Pearce Green

Chief Tui........................................................................... Oliver Dahdah

Sina............................................................................. Autumn Spiegler

Hei Hei................................................................. Allison Bombardier

Pua........................................................................................ Ellie Vance

Gramma Tala.................................................................... Elyse Callen

Fishers......................................................... Ashe Spears, Will Vance

Maui...................................................................... Benjamin Schaeffer

Gate Monster....................................................................... Will Vance

 Tamatoa................................................................. Lilah Didier-Sober

Left Claw.................................................................................. Asher Pilvinsky

Right Claw................................................................................ Mary Dengler

Te Kā / Te Fiti............................................................................. Julia Pinotti

Ensemble

Ancestors............................................................ Mary Dengler, Asher Pilvinsky, Julia Pinotti, Ashe Spears and Will Vance

Ocean.............................................................. Sammy Crume, Isabelle Fishbein, Owen Jones, Sofia Rosenthal and Lucy Scalese

Villagers.......................... Mary Dengler, Lilah Didier-Sober, Asher Pilvinsky, Julia Pinotti, Ashe Spears and Will Vance

Maui / Monster/ Shiny Ensemble........... Bryn Bollins, Allison Bombardier, Elyse Callen, Rylan Duda, Julia Pinotti, Ashe Spears, Ellie Vance and Will Vance

 

 

 


Song List

SCENES & MUSICAL NUMBERS

 

        Scene 1: Prologue

In the Beginning…................................................................................. Ancestors

Tulou Tagaloa................................................................................................ Ocean

        Scene 2: The Shore/The Village

Where You Are..................................... Chief Tui, Sina, Moana, Hei Hei, Pua, Gramma Tala, Villagers

         Scene 3: The Village

        Scene 4: The Shore

How Far I’ll Go...................................................... Moana, Pua, Hei Hei, Ocean

We Know the Way................................................................................. Ancestors

Where You Are (Reprise)............................................................. Gramma Tala

How Far I’ll Go (Reprise)............................ Moana, Chief Ancestors, Ocean

        Scene 5: Maui’s Island

You’re Welcome............................................................... Maui, Maui Ensemble

         Scene 6: Canoe at Sea

Warrior Face (Parts 1 & 2)........................................................... Maui, Moana

        Scene 7: Lalotai

Warrior Face (Part 3)..................... Maui, Moana, Gate Monster, Monsters

        Scene 8: Tamatoa’s Lair

Shiny................................ Tamatoa, Left Claw, Right Claw, Shiny Ensemble

        Scene 9: Canoe at Sea

Warrior Face (Reprise)/Logo Te Pate......................... Moana, Maui, Ocean

        Scene 10: Canoe at Sea, Near Te Kā

Song of the Ancestors............................... Gramma Tala, Moana, Ancestors

Know Who You Are....................................................................... Moana, Ocean

Te Fiti Restored............................................................................................. Ocean

Tulou Tagaloa (Reprise)............................................................................. Ocean

        Scene 11: Motunui Shore

We Know the Way (Finale).............. Moana, Chief Tui, Sina, Pua, Hei Hei, Ancestors, Villagers, Ocean

Bows........................................................................................................... Company


Meet the Company


Jacob Arkin (Chief Ancestor 1 Mon/Wed Cast)
Jacob has been involved in theatre for six years, but this is only his second year at DCP. He is very excited about being in this show. You can also see him as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda Jr. One of his favorite past roles has been Bert in Mary Poppins. Jacob loves Star Wars, his dog Puffin, and being with his family. He would like to thank his family for their support and assistance in carting him to rehearsals.
Kendall Barber (Cheif Ancestor 2)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Bryn Bollins (Ancestor #3)
This is Bryn's second production with DCP and she can't wait to see what the future holds. She loves to be on stage and in her free time, Bryn also enjoys dancing and singing. She would like to thank her family for all of the carpools and support they have given her over the years.
Allison Bombardier (Hei Hei)
Allison’s favorite part of her week is theater. She got a new nickname chicken nugget Evan though she is vegetarian.Allison referrals to theater as a family and a safe space.
Alexa Bowles (ocean Ensemble )
Alexa Bowles (Ocean Ensemble): Alexa is part of the ocean ensemble in Moana, JR. This will be her fifth show with Decatur Community Players. When Alexa isn't acting, you can find her learning at Talley St. Upper Elementary, horse back riding, or swimming. Alexa would like to thank Shell for having to put up with us "maggots", and Melisa for making Moana pop with colorful costumes.
Elyse Callen (Gramma Tala )
Elyse is very excited to be performing in Moana. This is her second show with DCP. Elyse has also appeared in musicals with the MJCCA Drama program. She wants to thank Shell and Isabelle for creating a great atmosphere and an amazing experience.
Nyx Crume (Maui)
Nyx is excited to be playing Maui in DCP’s production of Moana jr.! Before this show, they have been in other productions with DCP, including Legally Blonde, Once on This Island, and Frozen. Aside from theatre, Nyx also likes art and animation. Nyx would like to thank their sister for helping them practice and doing an amazing job in her role, their parents for putting up with the chaos of loud theatre kids, and both casts for being material girls.
Sammy Crume (Pua)
Sammy is very excited to get to play Pua in Moana JR! She has been in many other productions, but she is really looking forward to this one! She is a 7th grader at Renfroe Middle School. She would like to thank her mom, Shell, Jonathon, Melissa, and her fellow castmates! She hopes that you enjoy the show! P.S: Come see DCP's other show, Matilda JR! :)
Oliver Dahdah (Chief Tui)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Vincent Damico (Gate Monster, Ensemble and Boat Mover)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Byron Darnton (Chief Tui)
Byron Darnton (Chief Tui): Byron is eager to perform in Moana, his first musical. He is currently an 11th grade student at Drew Charter School, and enjoys crochet and participating in his school chorus. He wants to shout out his Mom for encouraging him to try preforming in Moana.
Mary Dengler (Tamatoa's Right Claw)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Lilah Didier-Sober (Tamatoa Tues/Thurs )
Lilah has been appearing on stage since she was six years old. Her most recent show was Mary Poppins, Jr. at DCP. She is in seventh grade at Renfrew Middle. Outside of school she enjoys reading, listening to music and drawing. Lilah wants to thank her parents for supporting her.
Caroline Duckworth (Ensemble )
Caroline is a 6th grader at Renfroe Middle School. She has been performing with DCP since 2017 and her two favorite shows were Mary Poppins and The Lion King. She recently played Ms. Darbus in High School Musical, Jr. at Renfroe. When Caroline isn’t acting, she enjoys spending time with friends and traveling to the beach. She would like to thank her Mom, her Stepdad, Shell, Melissa and her DCP friends for supporting her.
Rylan Duda (Ancestor 1)
Rylan has been with DCP for 1 year and is very excited to continue working with DCP. She has played Christopher Robin and Narrator in Winnie The Pooh, and Jane Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. When she is not at school or at musical theatre, Rylan enjoys art and being outdoors. She wants to thank her grandma, Nanny and her mom for taking her to see Wicked on Broadway in New York and inspiring her to participate in acting classes. She also wants to thank Shell for always encouraging her to be her best.
Luna Engle (Chief Ancestor 2)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Isabelle Fishbein (Director Tues/Thurs Cast and Ocean Ensemble)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Ilex Gill (Ocean Ensemble)
I have been with DCP for 4 years. My favorite musical I performed in was The Lion King. I have so much fun with my friends at DCP and Shell and Melissa always make it so much fun. I love all the music in all of the shows I have performed in. Outside of drama I like hanging out with my friends. I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for always being supportive of my love for Drama.
Pearce G. Green (Moana)
6th grader Pearce Green is having tons of fun getting to know her castmates, her character, and herself. When she's not having fun as Moana and/or being a 6th grader, Pearce is probably eating something very sweet, watching cartoons or plotting world domination. She'd like to thank her mom for always being there for her and give everyone a massive hug!
Francis Hennecy (Sina)
Francis Hennecy(Sina): Francis is exited to preform in DCP’s production of Moana Jr. Most recently she has participated in the following musicals: Into the Wood Jr., The Lion King Jr., and Mary Poppins Jr. She would like to thank her parents for always being there for her.
Owen Jones (Ocean )
Owen is very excited to have their second show with DCP. Owen loves the lovely energy of the cast and crew. Enjoy the show.
Chloe Krebs (Taka and Te Fiti )
Chloe has loved acting since she has been little, and is excited to be returning for her second season of DCP. She recently played the role of Mrs. Corry in DCP's production of Mary Poppins, and prior to that enjoyed her theatrical debut in TCS's production of Aladdin Jr.. When not on stage, Chloe loves to swim, rock climb, craft, and play with her dog Arlo. She would like to thank Shell and Melissa for all their support, her amazing vocal coach Alyssa for helping her sing her best, and her awesome carpool families (the Olson's and the Tirfoin-Jonsson's) for getting her to and from all the practices.
Synnove Olson, Mon/Wed cast (Ocean)
Synnove is an 11 year old girl, and this is her second production with Decatur Community Players. Her first production was in the fall when she played Jane Banks in Mary Poppins. She would like to thank her friends, their parents, as well as her parents for getting them to rehearsal and for all the amazing support. She would also like to thank Shell, Melissa, and the amazing Moana cast for putting this play on, and for all the fun and support that came along with it. She feels privileged to be working with such an amazing cast.
Asher Pilvinsky (Left Claw)
Asher is 12 years old and attends Renfroe Middle School. They have been in two plays with DCP (Moana and Mary Poppins) and hopes to be in many more in the future.
Julia Pinotti (Te Fiti/Te Ka, Villager and Ensemble)
Julia is excited to be performing in Moana. In the fall she was Mrs. Smyth in DCP 's Mary Poppins Jr. She has also had supporting roles in Twelfth Night, Peter Pan and The Potato Play. She is a Senior at Capstone Academy, so sadly this will be her final high school Performance. She hopes to continue being involved in the theater at Oglethorpe University, where she will be attending in the fall. Julia thanks her family, as well as Shell, Melissa and her fellow cast mates for their encouragement and support.
Ana Maria Pope (Ancestor 3)
Ana Maria loves acting and singing. Her favorite plays are Hamilton, Wicked and Beauty and the Beast. She is very excited to act in Moana with her cast mates.
Tatum Powell (Tamatoa)
Tatum is a senior and this is her final DCP show! This is her 10th or 11th DCP show! Some of her favorite roles have been Vivienne in Legally Blonde and Timon in Lion King. Tatum will be attending University of Georgia in the fall (Go Dawgs!) and most likely will be majoring in criminal justice with a theatre minor. When she’s not acting or doing homework (IB is the worst) Tatum is usually watching Marvel movies, knitting, or listening to Newsies and Taylor Swift in a constant loop. She’d like to thank Shell, Melissa, the cast of this show, her friends, her parents, her brotha from anotha motha Ashe, and Jeremy Jordan
Sofia Rosenthal (Ocean Ensemble)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Ella Ross (Hei Hei)
Ella has been performing in musical theater productions since she was 5 years old and has performed with DCP in Mary Poppins, Jr., Peter Pan, Lion King, and now Moana. She enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family. She would like to thank her parents, who always encourage her, and Shell, Melissa, and everyone at DCP for making the play such an awesome experience.
Lucy Scalese (Ocean Ensemble)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Ben Schaeffer (Maui)
Thank you for coming to the show.
William Siders (Ensemble)
William has enjoyed participating in many DCP musicals, including Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Winnie the Poo, Shrek, and Susical. She is a 4th grader at F.AVE. When she's not in school, William enjoys reading and playing tennis. She wants Shell and Melissa to know how good DCP is and how much she enjoys it.
Myla Sidor (Sound )
Myla has been part of DCP since 2017, and after not doing it for a while, she is thrilled to be back, supporting the amazing cast from behind the scenes. She has enjoying making so many new friends and being able to work with such amazing talent. She would like to thank Shell for and Isabelle for being the best directors possible and for always having patience, along with her parents, who always put aside their plans to drive her to rehearsal.
Ashe Spears (Crab claw)
Ashe is 14 years old, and very excited for his last year at Renfroe middle school to be over! His favorite roles include Willy Wonka and Robertson Ay from Mary Poppins. His favorite things are theater, playing guitar, and goofing off with his friends. He would like to thank Shell, Melissa, his friends at DCP, and his sista from anotha mista, Tatum, who he will miss a lot once she graduates. Enjoy the show!
Autumn Spiegler (Sina)
Autumn was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2009. She is 12 years old and goes to Decatur Middle School. Autumn has been acting at DCP since second grade and has performed in Seussical, Honk (Dot), Willy Wonka (Mrs. Gloop), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh), Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry), and will soon perform in Matilda as Alice. When she is not acting Autumn enjoys watching sitcoms, playing video games, playing mancala against herself, and being an all around genius. She thanks Julie Andrews for getting her interested in in theater in the first place.
Hannah Stancil (Ocean)
Hannah is very excited about Moana. Hannah has been in 5 plays at DCP and 6 in total. Besides theater, she enjoys playing the violin, dancing, and hanging out with friends. Hannah is a 6th grader at Renfroe Middle School. She wants to thank her family and friends for supporting her. Hannah also wants to thank Shell and Jonathan for directing us through the play.
Max Temelkuran (Ocean Ensemble)
Max is excited to be in this play. Previously in Mary Lin Elementary he acted in short plays. In his free times Max likes to dive in to the depths of characters of his favorite movies and read about his favorite musicians. He has ample knowledge of heavy metal and hip hop.
Ella Thompson (Villager, Ensemble and Boat Mover)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Antonia Tirfoin (Moana)
Antonia is very excited to make her acting debut with DCP as Moana! She is currently a 5th grader at Mary Lin and loves making her own movies and spending time with her friends. She has been playing the cello for 6 years, the piano for 2, and she recently started singing for real. She also loves doing hand stands. She wants to thank DCP for everything and Shell and Elizabeth for all their help. She also wants to thank her family and the audience!
Ellie Vance (Pua)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Will Vance (Gate Monster and Ensemble)
Thank you for coming to the show.
Phoebe Weintraub (Left Claw (Tamatoa))
Phoebe is an 8th grader and rising freshman at RMS. She enjoys singing, art, rock climbing, swimming, and being with her friends. You will likely find her in the pool or walking under the stars. She would like to thank her friends for always being there for her and her parents for paying.

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