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Tēnā koe, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Taloha ni, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Ni sa bula, and warm Pacific greetings.

Tickets are now on sale for our performances of Disney's Moana Jr.

Moana Jr poster - NYT Presents Moana Jr. Image of Moana holding her magical oar.

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

National Youth Theatre believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to creating a vibrant and authentic production. We have put together a diverse cast of young performers, and a creative team that reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Manukau community.

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Performances at Due Drop Events Centre

Friday 8th September, 6:30pm

Saturday 9th of September - 11am & 1:30pm

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Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge (Ngāti Maru)


Manny Solomon


Ria Angela Va'a