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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!
“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
“Hunter has written a very complex and multi-faceted recipe, in which Powell and his team have executed wonderfully.”—Michael Donato
“A complex, layered, and realistic production (that also invites you to laugh here and there- the comedy is there to release the tension), Time Stands Still is a moving piece of work.” —Michael Donato
“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
“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.
“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.
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.""