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Issue #195 — Huzzahs All Around!

Issue #195 — Huzzahs All Around!

Troy M. Apostol is a Po‘okela Award-winning actor and director, and managing director for Hitting the Stage.

Aloha, All,

In this week’s issue of Hitting the Stage…

The news is out! If you weren’t at the Hawaii State Theatre Council’s annual Stars’ Night Out this past Monday, then maybe you didn’t hear– Hitting The Stage is now partners with Hawaii State Theatre Council as the official theatre website of the State of Hawaii! Woohoo! Congrats to everyone involved who helped to make the partnership happen, including (but not limited to) the HSTC Board, Vanita Rae Smith, Ashley DeMoville, and especially Donna Blanchard for being the HTS-HSTC liaison, everyone who’s ever done anything for HTS (the list is very long), including current editors Cheyne Nomura and Michael Donato, and last but not least, James Charisma and Charisma Industries for being the tech gods behind this whole endeavor. Cheers to a great partnership!

Our new website is currently up at running at www.hittingthestage.org, and we’ll be switching it over to this www.hittingthestage.com URL in the next week or so. Give the new site a gander and tell us what you think! Also, stay tuned for more great announcements about the HTS-HSTC partnership. We have a lot of exciting new changes in the works!

Meanwhile, this week we announce the winners of the 2016 Hitting The Stage Awards! Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to those recognized! You can check our list of winners against the Po‘okela Award recipients and see how they matched or differed from the HSTC adjudicators’ picks. And remember, the HTS Awards are for entertainment purposes only. We’re all winners in our theatre community!

Also, Laura Clark Greaver reviews dark TYA magical goodness playing at the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival in Rose and the Rime: A Frozen Treat! The dark, thrilling TYA production plays for a few more show this week and closes on the 8/14. Catch it before it disappears with the winter wind!

Lastly, don’t forget to see HTY’s Anime Momotaro playing at Tenney Theatre, Two Gentlemen of Verona playing at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream playing at the ARTS at Marks Garage– all opening Friday! Get out there and see some theatre, then tell us what you think by writing your own reviews and submitting them to info@hittingthestage.com. Huzzah!

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ opens Friday 8/12 and continues thru 8/27

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ opens Friday 8/12 and continues thru 8/27

Jefferson Has My Vote: The 2016 Hitting The Stage Awards

Jefferson Has My Vote: The 2016 Hitting The Stage Awards