• Wagner Ranch Elementary


  • Music by Alan Menken

    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

    Book by Doug Wright

    Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein

  • Message from Joy in Motion's Executive Director


    Hey Bandits! Joy in Motion is thrilled to be collaborating with the Wagner Ranch Parents' Club to help produce, direct, and choreograph the after-school 4th & 5th Grade Musical for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

    Our goal is to provide and build community, confidence, creativity, empowerment, passion and share our joy of theater, dance, and performance. We will create a "safe-space” for rehearsals where students are free to explore the arts in an environment free from judgement. We will set and uphold expectations for students' commitment to the production as well as theirs. The end result will be a wonderful show.

    This year is limited to 2 Casts of 25 with up to 10 crew members per cast.


    Show Dates - March 25th and 26th, 2022 (Times TBD)

    General Rehearsals - Monday afternoons October 25th, 2021 - March 14th, 2022 at the Ranch.

    • CAST ONE meets 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    • CAST TWO meets 3:45pm - 5:15pm
    • NO REHEARSALS -  11/22/21, 12/20/21, 12/27/21, 1/3/22, 1/17/22, 2/21/22

    Dress Rehearsals -  


    Performers/Casting - Everyone whose Registration is finalized as a performer will be in the show. Students will be assigned to a cast and rehearsal time by Joy in Motion after auditions. Families should indicate if they absolutely can not make a certain rehearsal time. Being flexible will make the most well rounded casts, increase the chances of being in a cast, and may increase the chances of receiving a more significant role. 

    Stage Crew will learn about being part of a technical crew with focus on sets, props, costumes, lighting, and sound. They will be utilized where it makes the most sense for the production and will attend the last three General Rehearsals (2/28, 3/7, 3/14) and one of the Dress Rehearsals (3/21, and 3/23) depending on which Cast they are assigned to. 

    COVID-19 Guidelines - We will adhere to and follow County Guidelines as they are updated. We will keep parents informed as updates are made.

    Registration, Payment & Audition Information:


    Request a spot to be in a CAST or STAGE CREW for the Wagner Ranch 4th/5th grade musical - Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr.

    (1) Fill Out the appropriate Registration Form for your student (available 10/11):

    CAST Registration Form 

    STAGE CREW Registration Form 

     ...then once your Registration is reviewed and accepted, we will email you for Payment through RevTrack & send all the necessary information for the AUDITIONS which will be held on October 18th!

    *Please email us at joy@joyinmotiondance.org to be put on the Waitlist if you see this message:

    We're sorry but this event has been reserved.
    Please review our calendar for another available date and time.
    Thank you.

    Auditions - October 18th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. All participants should be present and do not need to prepare a vocal selection. Anything that needs to be prepared ahead of time will be made clear via email and on the website closer to that day. Callbacks will be immediately following and some participants may be able to leave. Callbacks will be from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. 

    *The date on the Registration Form (3/25/22) is a placeholder for Opening Night. Cast & Stage Crew Assignments are not guaranteed by Registering alone. Each Cast is limited to 25 students and Stage Crew will be limited to 10 students each. 

    *Applications for need based scholarships will be available in the office. 

    *Part of your Registration Fee will go toward receiving a show shirt which the participants will perform in for an all school presentation and get as a keepsake.

  • Production Staff

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