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The theatre scene keeps on giving, so let’s check out what is playing on Oahu this weekend!
HTS Issue 246 introduces you to the bevy of shows that are kicking off this weekend!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to Issue 245 of Hitting the Stage!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to Issue 244!
Director Michael "Donut" Donato welcomes you to the 243rd Issue of Hitting the Stage!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to Issue 242 of Hitting the Stage!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to issue 241 of Hitting the Stage!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to the 240th Issue of Hitting the Stage!"
There's a new feature and more in Hitting the Stage Issue 239!
HTS Director Michael Donato welcomes you to Issue Number 238!
“Each play has its own poignancy, it’s own spirits telling their tales, it’s own version of sorrow and tragedy.”—Michael Donato
“A robust romp for the keiki and fun for young audiences of all ages, The Epic Tale of Kāneʻāpua is currently playing at Palikū Theatre through February 24.”—Michael Donato
“Cataluna, Johnson, and the company have created an important piece of work that reaches out to young audiences of all ages.”— Michael Donato
“Siegmund has gathered an impressive team and understands Gurgis’ work in and out.”—Michael Donato
“Noises Off at Diamond Head Theatre is a strong addition to their season, a straight up crowd pleasing play.”—Michael Donato
“I entered this show with an open mind, not knowing what to expect. I implore you to do the same! Be swept off into the seas of the journey of James F. O’Connell, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see the heart of the tattoos on his skin.”—Michael Donato
“In the Heights at The Leeward Theatre is loud, full of heart, and visually dynamic from beginning to end.”—Michael Donato
“Its been a while since I’ve written for HTS, but plays like this one make it easy to emerge from semi-retirement.”— Wil Kahele
“Linmark’s writing is incredibly layered, waving a disco-lit tapestry of adolescence, sexuality, racism, education, and immigration.”— Michael Donato
“Earnest in its camp and feelings, this musical is great for younger keiki, and the adults with them will have a blast too.”—Michael Donato
AUDITIONS: Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at Kailua Onstage Arts, 131 Hekili St., #203 in Kailua.
“Director Lurana Donnels O’Malley seeks a multicultural and multigenerational cast of seven actors. Most performers play multiple roles.”
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and improvisational work as directed by the guest director.
Auditions for Marjorie Prime will take place on Sunday, January 27 @ 7:30pm and Monday, January 28 @ 7:00pm.
“All auditions for Diamond Head Theatre productions, unless otherwise specified, are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall.“
“1pm Saturday, January 26 & 6pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 at The Brad Powell Theatre in The Shops at Dole Cannery.”
Noises Off is a contemporary British farce about a troupe of actors performing a contemporary British farce entitled Nothing On. Everyone cast in Noises Off will have a British accent.
The action of the play takes place in New York City's criminal justice system, largely in the yard of a special twenty-three hourlockdown wing of protective custody on Riker's Island.
Attendance at one of the audition nights is sufficient; attending both nights is not necessary.
Auditioners are only expected to come one of the two days and must stay the full time.
Check out the next slate of classes happening at Aloha Theatre!
Aloha Theatre will resume its roster of classes for all ages beginning April 3.
"Continuing with their commitment to developing local actors, Kumu Kahua Theatre will be offering a workshop with the internationally trained instructor, Ella Tereschchenko."
"Aloha Performing Arts Company will resume its roster of classes for all ages beginning January 16.
"For the 2017 Asia Pacific Dance Festival, we are happy to announce that our resident dance critics Lisa Kraus (USA) and Sal Murgiyanto (Indonesia) will lead an intensive Dance Critics Workshop.
"After the success of Tali Ariavs playwriting class in 2016, Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to announce they will be producing two new summer playwriting courses, both taught by Tali."
"Intensive summer puppetry workshop with Pam Arciero of The Muppets! --- intensive summer mime workshop with Todd Farley of the Marceau Mime School!"
"Courtney Coston's 6 week acting class at TAG begins July 1st"
"Get on-camera experience taking THEA 323 Acting for TV/Film at UH-Manoa's Dept. of Theatre and Dance."
"Aloha Performing Arts Company will offer a children's acting workshop at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu entitled "Keiki Intro to Theatre" Monday through Friday, July 24 through July 28..."
The public is invited to performances of “Seussical, Jr.” on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Dillingham Hall.
Any kid who’s ever wanted to be a superhero can move one step closer through an innovative 3-day workshop at the Aloha Theatre.
"You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.
"The Miracle Worker dramatizes the true, volatile relationship between lonely teacher Annie Sullivan, and her first pupil, Helen Keller.
"A charming, clever cat befriends a King, defeats an Ogre, matchmakes a romance, transforms his master into the rich and famous Marquis of Carabas, and makes Feline History as the 'Smartest Cat That Ever Lived.'"
"This fall, Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Primary Players Saturday drama program invites kids to stretch their imaginations and dream up the Myths and Legends behind how things came to be!
"Ohana Arts proudly presents the Oahu premiere of the Broadway musical, School of Rock, written and produced by Andrew Loyd Webber, and based on the 2003 Jack Black hit film."
"Ohana Arts, in cooperation with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Theatre and Dance, proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q."
"July 14th at 7pm, July 15th at 2pm & 7pm --- Shows will be held in Maluhia Hall at Honolulu Myohoji Mission"
"Twenty eight kids between the ages of 5 and 18 will burst onto the Aloha Theatre stage Friday night, June 23, the opening night of Aloha Performing Arts Company's "Once on this Island, Jr.""