Pontiac Theatre IV’s Production Disney’s Mulan, Jr!

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Pontiac Theatre IV”s next production, Disney’s Mulan, Jr opens Friday, May 10 for eight performances. The final four performances 17 (7:30 pm), 18 (2:00 matinee and 7:30 evening) and 19 (4:00 matinee), 2019 at the Michigan School for the Arts, 819 Golf, Pontiac. Tickets are available on the website, Facebook or at the door. Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney’s Mulan Jr is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney’s Mulan Jr brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. An invasion has occurred, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan. Disney’s Mulan Jr has music and lyrics by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge. The music is adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics are by Bryan Louiselle. The book is adapted and additional lyrics are by Patricia Cotter. Disney’s Mulan Jr is based on the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci. Disney’s Mulan Jr is directed by Laura Johns with Assistant Directors Dania Schippers and Sarahfay Hendin. The producers are Sandy Black and Ann Marie Ferrell. Music direction is by Karlene Hillert with choreography by Donna Tomassi. There are two casts for the show: Abigayl Atkinson – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Marisa Black – Dressmaker 1/Soldier Naomi Black – Ancestor Yun ~~~ Benedict Brenner – Chi Fu Christopher Brenner – Emperor ~~~ Elizabeth Brenner – Matchmaker Dior Clark – Daughter/Guardian ~~~ Noah Brunk – Shang Rebekah Catanzaro – Villager/Coldier ~~~ Addison Chapman – Villager/Daughter Caleb Chapman – Villager/Son ~~~ Hannah Chapman – Villager/Daughter Rachel Chapman – Maiden/Coldier ~~~ Annabel Clark – Villager/Daughter Keira Clark – Villager/Soldier ~~~ Julia Defauw – Groomer 2/Soldier Jazzmine Dutcher – Groomer 3/Soldier ~~~ Claire Ferrell – Ancestor Hong Olevia Ferrell – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Peyton Ferrell – Villager/Soldier Adriana Farrugia – Ancestor Lin ~~~ Aidan Gibson – Ling Gabe Harless – Villager ~~~ Isaac Harless – Chi Fu Jacob Harless – General Li ~~~ Josiah Harless – Soldier Lucas Harless – Qian-Po ~~~ Nate Harless – Soldier Noah Harless – Yao ~~~ Aurora Hawkins – Ancestor Zhang Anna Hill – Ancestor Hong ~~~ Shaelyn Howard – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Evelyn Lamb – Grandmother Fa Danica Lauinger – Madien/Soldier ~~~ Olivia Lauinger – Cricket Marissa Lawson – Villager/Mother/Soldier ~~~ Nolan Lazuka – Mushu CJ Lewis – Ling ~~~ Isabella Limon – Villager/Maiden Xavier Limon – Villager/Soldier ~~~ Grace Locke – Maiden/Mother James Locke – Villager/Soldier ~~~ Brendan Lockhart – Fa Zhou Dana Lockhart – Mulan ~~~ Josh Love – Mushu Lilliana Lozier – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Aveline Maslowe – Villager/Daughter Manya Maslowe – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Violet Maslowe – Villager/Mother Lillian McDevitt – Ancestor Yun ~~~ Peyton McDevitt – Hairdresser 1 Riley McDevitt – Grandmother Fa ~~~ Savannah McElhanon – Villager/Soldier Amelia Mitchell – Villager/Mother ~~~ Dominic Parziale – Shang Justin Pfeffer – Fa Zhou ~~~ Brandon Puddy – Yao Jordyn Puddy – Ancestor Lin ~~~ Emily Auinn – Fa Li Emily Quinn – Fa Li ~~~ Kaylie Robinson – Ancestor Laozi/Magyar Kylie Roth – Ancestor Zhang/Subar-Tu ~~~ Megan Schruba – Guardian/Daughter Aaliyah Shipp – Matchmaker/Mother ~~~ Lyra Shruga – Groomer 1/Soldier Sloan Shruga – Villager/Soldier ~~~ Sophie Shruga – Soldier/Recruit Gabrielle Slee – Qian-Po ~~~ Ryan Slee – Emperor Gavin Spadafore – Villager/Son ~~~ Gianna Spadafore – Villager/Daughter Tessa Spadafore – Villager/Mother ~~~ Trevin Spadafore – Shan-Yu Bella Spry – Ancestor Laozi ~~~ Avery Stahl – Hairdresser 3/Soldier Riley Stahl – Maiden/Soldier ~~~ Urben Stephens II – General Li Riley Sutherland – Dressmaker 3 ~~~ Franklin Talas – Soldier/Son Lily Talas – Hairdresser 2/Soldier ~~~ Alexis Waara – Shan Yu Kendall Wager – Cricket ~~~ Ian Wheeling – Young Xiao Meghan Zamecki – Villager/Daughter ~~~ Morgan Zamecki – Fa Li Jaxon Ziegler – Villager/Son ~~~ Mirabella Ziegler – Mulan Rilee Zimmer – Villager/Soldier [wbcr_snippet id=”876″] If you have any questions, please feel free to contact director Laura Johns at redskyatnight35@aol.com or (269) 217-3178