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Shoots! Opening SOON!! Lisa Matsumoto's ‘Happily Eva Afta’

Shoots! Opening SOON!! Lisa Matsumoto's ‘Happily Eva Afta’

Live on stage at Kaimuki High School!

Manoa Valley Theatre's production of

Lisa Matsumoto's


 photo by Erich Steinwandt

A Hawaii-kine pidgin musical comedy

Opening Thursday, June 29!

Performances run June 29 through July 16.

Tickets are on sale now.  See below!


     This final segment in the original "Once Upon One Time" musical comedy trilogy, by Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn Catracchia, continues the delightful adaptation of the traditional fairy tales we all know and love.  A comedic, local fantasy full of energetic songs and colorful characters, you'll meet Da Six Menehune, Da Tree Fairies, Hauna and Tantaran, Da Wicked Queen and many other local-style and traditional fairy tale characters as they go on a fun and crazy adventure!

     Guest director/choreographer of the production is Brad Powell. Assistant director is Carolyn Koehler. Musical Director is Matthew Tadashi Mazzella. Set design is by MJ Matsushita, sound design is by Robert Matsushita, lighting design is by Vince Liem, costume design is by James Correy, props design is by Sara Ward and hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon.

     Performing in the show are Claire Alegre, Jarren Amian, Nadia Amian, Darian Aquino, Dwayne Asiata, Jarod Bailon, Daryl Bonilla, Jaime Bradner, Christie Brooke, Justin Chun, Liza Corotan, John M. Cummings III, Elliot Dimacali, Jhem-Georlyn Felipe, Blake Goodman, Norissa Goodman, Novell Goodman, Majesty Greer, Leimomi Herrell, Lelea`e (Buffy) Kahalepuna-Wong, Tyler Kanemori, Brittney Kawahara, Kenny Kusaka, Rayton (Ray) Lamay, Dylan Lee, Patricia Likiaksa, Giancarlo (Gianni) Minga, Jonah Moananu, Manumahie (Manu) Napoleon, Devon Nekoba, Aimee Nelson, Ryan (Oki) Okinaka, Allan Okubo, Tracy Hanayo Okubo, Kalia Ongolea, Johnny `Imaikalani Pastor, Tevin Reiger, Apuauro (Apu) Turano, Keely Uchida, and Katerina (Kat) Walter.

     All performances of this production are at KAIMUKI HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE, 2705 Kaimuki Avenue.  The show will run June 29 – July 16.

     Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.  The play is performed in two acts with one intermission.  Approximate running time is approximately two hours 15 minutes.  Minimum age is 5.


Adult $40
Seniors/military $35
Youth 18-25 years old $22
Youth 5-17 years old $15


To purchase:

call 988-6131 (9:30am-5pm, M-F)
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     Show presenter is Hawaii Self Storage. Show sponsors are Andis Wines, Hawaiian Airlines, HECO-The Hawaiian Electric Companies, HEMIC, Matson, and Ralph Rosenberg Court Reporters, Inc. Seasonwide sponsors are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Iolani School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, The George Mason Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers Jewelry. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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