Oyster Bay-East Norwich students from James H. Vernon School took audiences on an epic voyage on Nov. 18 and 19 with their production of Disney’s “Moana Jr.” The show was directed by Teriann Chiappardi, along with assistant director Virginia Kemp. Louis G. Costidis served as the musical director, Sandra McDonald served as the set director and the district’s Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts Erica Giglio Pac produced the show.
With captivating stage design, lighting and music, the students beautifully told the story of a young island girl named Moana, played by Vivienne Stanziale (Nov. 18) and Emma Kim (Nov. 19). With her island in trouble, Moana makes it her mission to save her people by going on a daring sailing journey. Here, she meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, played by Joseph Ferri. Together, they overcome monsters and obstacles on their seaside adventure as Moana discovers her own identify.
The cast kept audiences engaged throughout the two performances with touches of humor and outstanding musical numbers such as “Shiny” by the crab Tamatoa, played by Lucas Henn and his two claws, Hannah Gorney and Ryan Obando.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District congratulates the entire James H. Vernon School cast and crew on a successful production!
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Date Added: 11/23/2022