‘Thumbelina’ at Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Honolulu Theatre for Youth
April 7 - May 13, 2017
April 7 at 7pm, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 at 4:30pm, and a sensory-friendly, ASL-interpreted performance on May 13 at 11am
World Premiere of ‘Thumbelina’ Blossoms with Hi-Tech Treatment in HTY Season Finale
Based on the popular fairytale about a tiny girl born from a flower, the world premiere of Thumbelina, by Y York, is the grand finale production in HTY’s 2016-17 season.
This original telling of the Hans Christian Anderson story will use technology, puppets and original artwork to create a real time storybook before audiences’ eyes. In a world where the small becomes larger than life, the value of friendship, family and the power of a good story are the most potent magic.
Director Eric Johnson said, “It is every child’s fantasy to be a tiny person in a huge world, where you might ride on a lily pad, snuggle in a mouse’s house, or chat face to face with a mole. In Thumbelina we create a live, almost cinematic experience for the audience, playing with scale and perspective using puppets, live actors, and actors against a blue screen to mix in video, all to explore the power of a story to understand who we are.”
Thumbelina opens Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., then plays Saturdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 & 13 at 4:30 p.m. A sensory-friendly, ASL-interpreted performance will be held on May 13 at 11 a.m.
Thumbelina will be performed at Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. It is ideal for ages 8 and up. Single tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth (18 and under) and $15 for seniors (over 60). For more information, to receive a season brochure, order tickets to a show or learn more about HTY's educational programming call 839-9885. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.htyweb.org.