SMK St Michael Ipoh will be staging a play based on the Disney hit film Moana at its school hall from April 27 to 29 at 7.45pm.
The story is about a titular character, the daughter of a village chief, who sets out on a journey to save her people when a blight strikes their island.
She eventually meets the demi-god Maui, to restore the “Heart of Te Fiti” in its rightful place and bring serenity back to the island.
The lead character, Moana, will be played by 19-year-old Upper Sixer Koey Hor Yan while Maui will be played by Form Five student M.F. Anselm Francis, 17.
The play is directed by teacher Corrine Mah, who had previously selected other Disney films for the school’s annual showcase. Since 2005, the school has performed several Disney favourites including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan and Hercules. Last year, their play was adapted from the movie Frozen.
School teacher Wong Chin Fui, who is helping with the promotion of the school play, said Mah chose Moana because of its main theme.
“The theme is about knowing who you are. It is a sound message for the students to believe in themselves,” she said, adding that the planning and audition for the production started in October last year.
Wong said the play provides a platform for the students to exhibit their talents in the performing arts.
She added that funds raised from the performance will go towards upgrading and enhancing the school’s facilities.
Tickets are priced at RM20 and RM50. For details, call 05-254 0418 during office hours.