Kailua Onstage Arts celebrates an amazing first year by upping the ante for Year 2! We'll be bringing you 8, count 'em, 8 full productions, plus a slate of readings and Dark Night shows. Check out the season and subscribe!
time: Mon - Fri, 1:30pm - 5pm
tuition: $900 + Materials Fee
ages: 7 - 12
This 8 week course will cover all aspects of theater, from performing (acting, singing, dance) to costume and set design, culminating in a performance written and performed by the students themselves, which ties together everything they've learned!
Shannon Winpenny has been a teacher, writer, director, and actor for over 20 years. Professionally trained in Chicago, Shannon moved back home to Hawaii where she opened the Laughtrack Theatre Company which trained students in the art of improvisation. Since then, she has performed, directed, and managed children’s theatre throughout the islands. Shannon is currently the performing arts teacher for elementary at both Momilani and Saint Louis schools. She is also the acting instructor at Diamond Head Theatre.
Partial attendance/ prorated arrangements possible. Contact me at email@example.com with your specific needs
Classes will be held in our permanent home at 171 Hamakua Dr, Kailua!
Guest Director: Ron Heller
Musical Directors: Trissa & Ken Walter
Choreographer: Sophia Carter
Kailua Onstage Arts (KOA) will present The Fantasticks at the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the HPU WINDWARD campus, May 24 to June 9.
Kailua Onstage Arts' production stars Eli K.M. Foster, Reagan Gayle Rees, Noah Faumuina, Alston Albarado, R. Andrew Doan, Non DeMello, Daniel O'Brien and Ashley Hill. Guest Director is Ron Heller, musical directors are Trissa and Ken Walter and choreography is by Sophia Carter.
The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical which tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.
The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991.
This much-beloved show is likely to sell out... Get your tickets while you can!
May 24th through June 9th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Except Saturday May 25th which is at 2pm
Sundays at 4pm
Performances will be held at the
HPU Windward Campus
Paul and Vi Loo Theatre
45-045 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
*please do not go to KOA Theater in Kailua
$20 student/ military
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171 Hamakua Drive, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, United States