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Summer Theater Camp at KOA!

June 3 - Aug 2 for kids aged 7 - 12

Come spend your summer creating theater!

KOA SUmmer Camp

Upcoming: The Fantasticks

To be performed in the Paul & Vi Loo Theatre, HPU Windward Campus

May 24 - June 9

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2019 - 2020 Season Announced

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!

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Summer Theater Camp on the Windward side! June 3 - Aug 2

time: Mon - Fri, 1:30pm - 5pm 

tuition: $900 + Materials Fee 

ages: 7 - 12

Studying the performing arts:

  • builds confidence
  • encourages self-expression
  • develops empathy
  • reduces bullying
  • and is a whole lot of fun!

Building a show together

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!

About our Instructor

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.

Class Size Limited, Enroll Now!

Partial attendance/ prorated arrangements possible. Contact me at kevin@kailuaonstagearts.com with your specific needs


We've moved!

Classes will be held in our permanent home at 171 Hamakua Dr, Kailua!



Music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones

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.

Announcing the cast of The Fantasticks!

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.

About the Show

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. 

Tickets Now On Sale

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

$30 General

$25 Senior

$20 student/ military


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171 Hamakua Drive, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, United States

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