About Moana JR
Disney’s Moana JR. is a 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
At Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy, our focus is on performance and we mean it. It is our goal to give each and every member of our musical theater casts & Encore Performance Team as much stage time as possible.
We believe that students should have lots of opportunities to demonstrate the skills they learn in class in front of a live audience. Our teachers know how vitally important it is to transition from rehearsal to performance and that can only happen in a live show. Each performance builds a student's confidence in themselves and with continued successes and occasional recoveries from failures students builds sustaining self-esteem.
Whether a true beginner with no experience or a student with years of performance , our goal is to give each student the opportunity to grow and share their talent on stage!!
TBPAA Mission Statement
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy’s mission is to provide and develop an educational community outreach program, giving our students the opportunity to cultivate and expand upon their technical performance and analytical skills within the creative atmosphere of the performing arts.
By placing a strong emphasis upon the foundations of a liberal arts education as well as each individual’s development of rational thought, critical thinking, and communication skills we hope to foster an experience that will not only enrich the lives of each participant, but serve as a building block to encourage the growth of essential life skills such as discipline, social skills, self-esteem, maturity, and responsibility.
In addition, we seek to fashion a program that will at all times uphold and promote family and community values, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy the incredible experience of the arts.