Oceanside Theatre will open its fall musical, “Disney’s Mulan, JR,” Friday night, Nov. 11, for a two-weekend run in the Performing Arts Center of Oceanside High School, 400 Broadway.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., the run’s only matinee. Tickets will be available at the door for $8, $6 for students and senior citizens.

More than 100 students have been hard at work on stage and off stage, creating the set and characters necessary to bring the story of Mulan and the ancient culture of China to life.

Mulan is the heroine of a famous Chinese poem, “The Ballad of Mulan,” by an anonymous poet in the Northern Dynasties (AD 420-589). In the poem, Mulan disguises herself as a man to serve in the army in her father’s place. “Disney’s Mulan JR” illustrates the struggle of women in society while emphasizing the strength and honor in the family; and loyalty to serving one’s country.

Chanel Courant is featured in the role. Mulan’s ancestor/storytellers include Ian Goff, Sadie Thompson, Brianna White-Ortiz, Haylie Witham and Zoe Goff. Her companion, Mushu, is played by Elliott Spear. Mulan’s grandmother is played by Ainsley Meklin, and her mother is played by Shannon Ripley. Owen Shay plays Mulan’s father.

Captain Shang is played by Reagan Billingsley, accompanied by the comic trio of Coby Dorr, Titus Kaewthong and Nathan Hersom. Mitchell Del Frate plays Chi Fu, while the leader of the Huns is played by Josef Berger. His sidekicks include Jack Freeman and Sam Atwood. The Imperial Emperor will be brought to life by teacher and tech director David Johanson.

The show’s large ensemble also includes Anais Alexandre, Aidan Andrews, Julia Barbour, Alex Barstow, Sam Berry, Cassidy Boynton, Emily Boynton, Lindsey Brooks, Cassie Butler, Krista Butler, Chloe Courant, Kat Cova, Nina Davis, Michael Dougherty, Erin Dugan, Myla Ferland, Ella Finger, Amanda Frost, Trevor Grant, Jackie Hall, Sydney Hall, Taylor Hamlin, Mickayla Hitz, Raechel Joyce, Danielle Ladd, Marina Lamkins, Ryan Lawrence, Keller Lessard, Valerie Lorieberg, Alex Mahar, Alexis Mazurek, Haley Montgomery, Michael Norton, Josh Peaco, Casey Pine, Skylar Prior, Jaida Rahkonen, Julia Raymond, Delia Saastamoinen, Gabby Straka, Uriah Thongsophaphone, Sam Townsend, Nick Upham, Abby Veilleax, Cody Ward, Ben Willey, Morgan Williams and Minjun Zhao.

The show is directed by Alison Machaiek. Vocal Director is Barbara Hendricks and instrumental director is Marlene Hall. Sierra Beal is stage manager, and Zack Robinson serves as crew chief. Sound and light technicians include Sara Dorr and Kalli Grover.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.