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KHSPAC 30th Anniversary Production - ‘In The Heights’

KHSPAC 30th Anniversary Production - ‘In The Heights’

Top row, from left: Ernor Sewell-Welle, Toshiko Davidson, Liza Marie Corotan, Leimomi Herrell, Megan Boggs, and Matteo Mortera. Bottom row, from left: Darian Aquino and Adrian Aguinaldo

Top row, from left: Ernor Sewell-Welle, Toshiko Davidson, Liza Marie Corotan, Leimomi Herrell, Megan Boggs, and Matteo Mortera. Bottom row, from left: Darian Aquino and Adrian Aguinaldo

[KAIMUKI, OAHU, JANUARY 2017]  Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce our 30th Anniversary spring production of IN THE HEIGHTS.

IN THE HEIGHTS is a Tony Award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.  In the Heights is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities.  With its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.  Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.  Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton and songwriter of Disney's new Moana), who also wrote the music and lyrics, the score blends together hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and soul.

KHSPAC's production of IN THE HEIGHTS features a cast of 29 talented students from Kaimuki High School and other public schools around the island.  KHSPAC is also proud to welcome back their Alumni who have returned to Kaimuki High School to join the Production Team for this spring musical, most notably Michael Ng, Director.

Our target audience is 7th grade through 12th grade. There is mild language, so parental discretion is advised.   Adult tickets are $15, students, military and seniors with I.D. are $10.  Box office opens one hour before each performance for ticket sales.  Kaimuki High School is located at 2705 Kaimuki Ave., between Kapahulu Ave. and Kapiolani Blvd.

Production Team includes: KHSPAC Alumni Michael Ng as Director; Nanilisa Pascua as Musical Director, KHSPAC Alumni Dwayne Sakaguchi as Choreographer and M.J. Matsushita as Producer and Set Designer.

ABOUT KHSPAC: Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center offers classes in acting, music, dance and technical theater at no cost to public school students all over Oahu.  The program’s mission is based on the belief that performing arts develop important life skills including discipline, teamwork, creativity, self-awareness, confidence, focus, and appreciation of the performing arts.  Under the direction of M.J. Matsushita, the program and its musical and dramatic productions involve about 160 students who present three major productions per school year.  KHSPAC is one of three Department of Education learning centers for performing arts on Oahu.  For more information visit: http://khspac.org.

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