HTY Takes ‘H2O, The Story of Water and Hawaii’ on Statewide Tour
HTY embarks on statewide tour with ‘H20, The Story of Water and Hawaii’
HONOLULU (September 20, 2016)—Honolulu Theatre for Youth will tour its 2015-16 season finale H20, THE STORY OF WATER AND HAWAII to Maui County, Kauai and the Big Island in October and November. This sweeping musical by the HTY company will immerse both school and public audiences in a celebration of our islands’ most precious resource. Show dates, times and locations are:
Big Island – Waimea
Public Performance Sunday, October 16, 4 p.m.
(School performances Oct. 17-18)
Big Island – Hilo
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
Public Performance Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
(School performances Oct. 19, 20, 21)
Big Island – Kona
(School performances only, Aloha Theatre Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28)
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Public Performance Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.
(School performances Nov. 3-4)
Maui County – School Performances Only
Lanai Nov. 1
Molokai Nov. 9-10
Maui, Iao Theatre Nov. 14-15
Hana Nov. 16
“‘H2O’ is one of the most ambitious and exciting projects HTY has ever produced,” HTY Artistic Director Eric Johnson said. “We are surrounded by water. Our bodies are made primarily of water. We drink it, play in it, depend on it for life, but how many of us really understand the stories and the science behind this important substance?”
The extraordinary musical floods the senses as HTY’s cast of “Water Warriors” (alternately scientists, activists and rock stars) explores the cultural, historical, environmental and physical properties of water through song, humor and interactive story telling. At the close of each performance, different “Water Heroes” from the surrounding community will take the stage and share their knowledge on an aspect of water in the islands.
The neighbor island touring production of H20, THE STORY OF WATER AND HAWAII is performed by Alvin Chan, Sean Joseph Choo, Moses Goods and Tina Uyeno. Directed by Nathaniel Niemi. Set design is by Jennifer Eccles, costume design is by Cheryl Flaharty, sound design is by Paul James Prendergast, stage manager is Jennifer Eccles.
Tour sponsors are Hawaii State Department of Health—Healthy Hawaii Initiative, Hawaii State Department of Health—Safe Drinking Water Branch, Fresh Water Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Ulupono Initiative, NOAA , Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, HMSA and Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is Hawaii’s non-profit professional theatre company providing theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s young people and families. Founded in 1955, HTY is recognized the world over as one of America’s most honored theatres.