Live Performances 8/25

The Groton Hill Music Center
Production of

Music and Lyrics by 
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i & Mark Mancia

Book Adapted by
Susan Soon He Stanton

Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by
Ian Weinberger

Based on the 2016 Disney film Moana

An exciting musical theater production starring our amazing summer theater students!

Live Performance 8/25 at 6pm in the Concert Hall

Sensory-friendly dress rehearsal at 12:00pm

ABOUT GROTON HILL’S SUMMER THEATER PROGRAM – Young singers, performers, and stage-hands from across the region are joining us for an intensive 2-week production of Disney’s Moana Jr. These students, ages 9-16, learned the music and choreography independently after auditioning earlier this summer, and will come together this August on our Concert Hall stage under the direction of Elizabeth Schorr to perform this beloved musical for you!

ABOUT MOANA JR. – 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. The show 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.


Elizabeth Schorr

Liz is passionate about developing a love of music with her students, and is thrilled to be working with Groton Hill on “Moana” this summer! A lifelong performer and lover of all things music, she is currently a K-5 music teacher in the Watertown Public Schools where she specializes in general music education and choral instruction. Liz has music directed several productions, most recently “Honk! The Musical,” at the Somerville Public Schools. When she is not teaching you can find her singing with her vocal band Elevate. Liz earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She also holds a Master’s in Music Education from Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction.

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.