Aloha Theatre presents “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical”
Aloha Theatre is presenting “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical,” this year’s junior show, opening through June 18.
Based on the Disney channel original movies of the same name, the musical is a fun take on
classic Disney characters you know and love – or love to hate.
Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
This production is directed by Amelia Thorne, with vocal direction by Wendy Buzby, and
choreography by Christian Aragon. It features performances from a slew of wonderful young
performers. As the four troublemakers from the Isle of the Lost, Aloha Theatre has Anna Lei Leuenberger as Mal, Capri Kapule as Evie, Elizabeth Greedy as Jay, and Parker Van Velsor as Carlos. Playing their famous parents are Isabella Bowen as Maleficent, Stevie Muensterman as Grimhilde, Tyrus Kapule as Jafar, and Maya Anderson as Cruella de Vil.
Their “good” counterparts are played by Maya Shoosmith as Ben, Leila Gay as Chad, Mikayla Winkler as Audrey, Kai Hollinger as Doug, Scarlette Burnham as Jane, Tyra Iaela as the Fairy Godmother, Lilkoi Canas as Queen Belle, Shardae Frias as Snow White, Ash Millr as Maurice, Aiko Bear as the Coach, and Tyrus Kapule as King Beast.
The ensemble features Cecile Palmgren, Aysha Pham, Aiyana Martinez, Eliana Gay, Chayton Martinez, Emmalani Foster, Hayden Kapule-Hams, and Kam Leuenberger in various roles.
The set was designed by director Amelia Thorne with Victor Lugo as lead builder and Rebecca
Gottesman as scenic painter. Sound designed and operated by Nu’u Crouch, lights designed
and operated by Hal Snyder, both under the mentorship of Jeff Rowand. Costumes designed
and created by Nicole Burnham, hair and makeup designed by Brooke Aragon, Anna Payesko
as props master, and Debbie Goetz as rehearsal pianist.
This production is appropriate for all ages. “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical” includes loud
amplified music and bright and flickering lights. The show is approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.
Descendants will run through June 18. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase at the theatre. Tickets are available now at alohatheatre.com.