HUNTLEY, IL – Heineman Middle School will present District 158’s first musical of the 2021-2022 theater season, THE WAIT IS OVER, with performances of Disney Moana Jr. on October 23-24 in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School.

Based on the book by Susan Soon He Stanton, with music/orchestrations adapted and arranged by Ian Weinberger, Moana Jr. features the beloved songs from the 2016 Disney animated film, written by 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 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 while learning 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.

Directed by Emily Moore, Pam Jorgensen, and Rick Rohde, Heineman’s production of Disney Moana Jr. will be performed October 22 at 7:00 pm and October 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for District 158 students and can be purchased at The District 158 Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School is located at 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley.

All guests, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, must wear an acceptable face covering at all times while indoors at Huntley High School, including during the performances. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth.

For more information, please contact Lorie Woods, Director of Huntley District 158 Performing Arts Center/Blackbox Theater at (847) 659-6107.