Aloha Theatre casts "A Christmas Story"
Guest director Miguel Montez has announced the cast for the next production at the Aloha Theatre, “A Christmas Story,” which will run from November 30 - December 16, 2018. The play is an adaptation of the beloved 1983 holiday family comedy film of the same name, which itself is based on the humorous semi-autobiographical writings of Jean Shepard. Ralph Parker recounts the story of his ten-year-old self and his quest to obtain the perfect Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun, amid warnings that “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
Maximus Wisniewski will portray Ralphie, the play's protagonist. David Johnson has been cast as Adult Ralph, the play’s narrator and the voice of Ralphie's inner thoughts. Caiden Mireles will play the little brother, Randy. Ralphie’s parents are played by Kendra Johnson and Robb Dahlke, as Mother and The Old Man, respectively. Ralphie’s classmates and best friends are Schwartz, played by Colton Clarke, and Flick, played by John Palmer. Cameron Cornforth will take on the role of the school bully, Scut Farkas. The other females in the show are Miss Shields, the children’s schoolteacher, portrayed Tessa Miller, the friendly Esther Jane, played by Taira Aoki, and her brainiac best friend Helen, played by Zoe Matias. The ensemble comprises an additional seven players: Brad Lee Aoki, Daisy Hollinger, Kai Hollinger, Tyra Iaela, Fletcher Johnson, Umi Radcliffe-Suzuki, and Hannah White.
Director Miguel Montez is a veteran of numerous Aloha Theatre productions, and also serves as a board member. Sarah El Ebiary is assistant director and stage manager. The volunteer production team is comprised of Michael Friedman, volunteer producer; Gerald Lucena, set designer; Victor Lugo, master builder; Raisa Klyne, costume designer; Linda Rowand, props designer; Jeff Rowand, lighting designer; Clara Gray-Stallings, sound designer; Tyra Iaela, assistant stage manager; Vincent Hicks, stage crew; and Karen Hollinger will assist as parent volunteer coordinator.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and young adults, and $10 for children. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit AlohaTheatre.com or call 808-322-9924.