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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!
“It sounds crazy and it feels like a 16-year old wrote it. That’s the point, and that’s where the charm lies.”—Michael Donato
“Exciting, heart wrenching, and peppered with comedy to ease the tension here and there, Shipment Day invites you to experience Olivia Robello’s story yourself.”—Michael Donato
“These stories from our community are vital in breaking down ignorance and developing empathy and acceptance. June is the First Fall is one such engaging, resonant story that is well worth the (albeit at times sprawling) examination.” —Nathaniel Niemi
“Director Betty Burdick’s true accomplishment in this production is her casting.”—Michael Donato
“Gallop and run to see this fantastic production, you will be met with a ride fit for the whole family!”—Michael Donato
“Dark and chilling in its reality, a grave reminder that a lot of thoughts and elements from the past are still very much present today.”—Michael Donato
“And in the eyes of a child, The Cat in the Hat is a delight to watch, a magical experience in which the beloved classic book really does come to life.”—Malia Baloyot
“Well worth the drive into Kailua, The Wolves is surely a production you do not want to miss.”—Michael Donato
“The genuine tone of ohana that radiates from the production was a beautiful phenomenon to witness and feel, and is worth the ticket price alone.”—Michael Donato
“Rolling the R’s and hitting the P’s, Filipino Folktales and Fables is something the whole family can enjoy, Filipino or not.”—Michael Donato
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.
“Despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q is R-rated, featuring adult topics, adult language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex.”
“Sarah and her partner, James, return home shortly after Sarah suffered severe injuries while working as a photojournalist in Iraq.”
“Manoa Valley Theatre will be holding a Puppetry Workshop prior to auditions for its production of Avenue Q for interested auditionees.”
Open auditions will be held to cast the world premiere production of Yilong Liu's drama June is the First Fall.
One family’s extraordinary experience suffering the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II creates familial turmoil in a troubling time of a nation at war.
Set in Honolulu between 1934 and 1937, Shipment Day dramatizes the traumatic early life experiences of the well-known leprosy activist Olivia Robello Breitha.
The six plays to be presented were chosen from among a staggering 458 submissions, representing playwrights across the US and 14 other countries.
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..."
"Taught by an award winning professional actor/director and certified teacher, Courtney Coston."
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.""