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Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival

Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival

STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS UNITE TO BRING AWARD WINNING PRODUTIONS TO HONOLULU
— July 28 thru August 14, 2016–

HONOLULU—The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University in association with Saint Louis Center for the Arts will present the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival July 28 through August 14, 2016 at the Richard T Mamiya Theatre and Loo Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. The festival is a summer theatre program featuring student actors, designers and technicians from universities all over the country including Chaminade University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cornish College of the Arts, Argosy University, Stetson University, the University of San Diego, Windward Community College, and Kapiolani Community College. The festival will feature three productions Next to Normal, Almost Maine, and the Rose and Rime.

The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal, with Music by Tom Kit and lyrics by Brian Yorkey will open the festival and be presented on July 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m., at Mamiya Theatre

Almost, Maine is a town that’s so far north it’s almost not in the United States. And it almost doesn’t exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. This quirky almost love story and winter spectacle written by John Cariani will be presented August 4th through the 6th at 7:30p.m. also at the Mamiya Theatre.

The Rose and Rime is Chaminade’s first theatre for youth production and will be presented August 5th through 14th in Chaminade University’s Loo Theatre. There will be evening performances as well as day school performances. Young Rose must save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. This modern original myth is a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them. Director Nathaniel Niemi was recently awarded the National Award for Directing by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington D.C. Niemi won the regional competition directing local actors in scenes when Chaminade University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa co-hosted the festival for region 8 in February.

Tickets are available at a cost of $10 to $25. Festival passes are also available $50 for adults and $30 for students, seniors, and military. Advanced tickets using a credit card may be done through www.showtix4u.com (keyword Chaminade or Honolulu) or by calling 1-866-967-8167. For more information call 808-202-6360.

Celebrating 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.

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