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‘The Spitfire Grill’ at UHM's Kennedy Theatre

‘The Spitfire Grill’ at UHM's Kennedy Theatre

The Spitfire Grill

Kennedy Theatre

September 15 - 24, 2017

September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm, and September 24 at 2:00pm

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the Hawai‘i state premiere of the new musical The Spitfire Grill, directed by Professor of Theatre Lurana Donnels O’Malley, on the Mainstage at Kennedy Theatre. Music direction is by Ike Webster, choreography is by Amy Schiffner. Performances will take place September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m., and September 24 at 2:00 p.m.; free pre-show chats will be held Sept. 16 and 23 at 6:45 p.m. The September 23 pre-show chat features American Sign Language (ASL) Coach Emily Jo Noschese and Hand Ninjas sharing the process of interpreting The Spitfire Grill in ASL. Performances on September 22 and 23 will be ASL-interpreted thanks to an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) grant from the UHM Office of Student Excellence, Equity, and Diversity.

The Spitfire Grill, called Best Musical of 2001 by New York Magazine, is based on the 1996 film by Lee David Zlotoff.  With book and music by James Valcq and book and lyrics by Fred Alley, it tells the story of Percy Talbott, a young woman fresh out of prison, who makes her way to Gilead, Wisconsin to start a new life, inspired by a page in an old travel book. Both the town and Hannah’s Spitfire Grill have seen better days, but Percy’s arrival is the catalyst for change. Filled with heart, passion, and folk-based songs, The Spitfire Grill is a hopeful musical about transformation in difficult times.

The Kennedy Theatre Advance SuperSaver Sale offers Adult Tickets to The Spitfire Grill for $16 until September 1, 2017, a savings of 35% off the regular price. They are available online at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/subscribe/

Regularly-priced tickets to The Spitfire Grill will go on sale Sept 11: online at etickethawaii.com, by phone at (808) 944-2697, at official outlets, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office during sale periods only.

The Spitfire Grill

UHM Department of Theatre + Dance

September 15, 16*, 22, 23*, at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Sep. 24 at 2:00 p.m.
*     6:45 pm - free pre-show chat
Translated in American Sign Language (ASL)

Kennedy Theatre Mainstage
1770 East-West Road, 96822

$25 Adult ($16 SuperSaver Adult until 9/1/17)
$22 Senior, Military, UH Faculty/ Staff
$20 UHAA
$15 Students/Youth
$8 UHM
udents with Valid ID
Ticket prices include all service fees.

Tickets are available online at etickethawaii.com, by phone at (808) 944-2697, at participating outlets and at the Kennedy Theatre box office.  The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday during show weeks, with extended hours on performance dates.


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