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  • The Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center Presents - Once On This Island

  • Type: Entertainment
    Date: Multiple Dates until 3/6/2016
    Time: See notes for time
    Kaimuki High School Theatre
    2705 Kaimuki Avenue
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816

    Contact: Joanne Libarios

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Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center announces Once On This Island

Once On This Island Book and Lyrics By Lynn Ahrens and Music By Stephen Flaherty Based Upon The Novel "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy

Feb 19 & 20 -- 7:30pm, Feb 21 -- 3:00pm, Feb 26 & 27 -- 7:30pm, Feb 28 3:00pm Mar 4 & 5 -- 7:30pm, Mar 6 -- 3:00pm

We are pleased to announce KHSPAC's spring production of Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid, "Once On This Island" tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death. With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, "Once On This Island" is a feast for the heart, mind and soul. KHSPAC's production of Once On

This Island features a cast of 33 talented students from Kaimuki High School and other public schools around the island. KHSPAC is also proud to welcome back their Alumni who have returned to Kaimuki High School to join Production Team for this spring musical, most notably Michael Ng, Director.

Our target audience is 4th grade through 12th grade, although adults will certainly look forward to this production. Adult tickets are $15, students, military and seniors with I.D. are $10. Box office opens one hour before each performance for ticket sales. Kaimuki High School is located at 2705 Kaimuki Ave., between Kapahulu Ave. and Kapiolani Blvd.

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I am pleased to announce the cast of KHSPAC's "Once On This Island"!

Ti Moune...............Jorin Young

Erzulie..................Toshiko Davidson

Asaka...................Patricia Likiaksa

Mama Euralie........Ashley Kahl

Andrea..................Serina Lipman

Little Ti Moune.......Jodie Kiyokawa

Daniel...................Noah Faumuina

Papa Ge...............Dwayne Asiata

Agwe....................Ernor Sewell-Welle

Tonton Julian.........Jan Eligio


Isabel Hytry

Tiffany Nagano

Karina Park-Okuna

Female Storytellers:

Jade Brier

Abriana Burruso

Liza Marie Corotan

Vivian Diep

Darvin Duffield

Luna Eissing

Amoreena Godoy

Pandora Jones

Alyssa Reyes

Katherine Rhylander

Suejin Yi

Male Storytellers:

Nahale Brash

Joshua Ho'opai

Andrew Huynh

Nathan Keovichith

Tevin Reiger

Max Senesombath

George Setik

ABOUT KHSPAC: Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center offers classes in acting, music, dance and technical theater at no cost to public school students all over Oahu. The program's mission is based on the belief that performing arts develop important life skills including discipline, teamwork, creativity, self-awareness, confidence, focus, and appreciation of the performing arts. Under the direction of M.J. Matsushita, the program and it's musical and dramatic productions involve about 160 students who present three major productions per school year. KHSPAC is one of three Department of Education learning centers for performing arts on Oahu. For more information visit:

For more information, contact Joanne Libarios at 733-4913

About The Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center Presents

Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center, better known as KHSPAC. One of the first public schools performing arts center in Hawaii. Over the years our program has grown and adapted to the times. With shows ranging from such theatrical classics as GODSPELL and The Sound of Music, to original musicals like Wassup Fables and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The talented students range from elementary school kids to the college kids looking to fine tune their skills. The Performing Arts Learning Center at Kaimuki is said to be the community theatre of the Public School.

Friends of KHSPAC
An organization composed of students, teachers, and parents who have a strong interest in all aspects of the performing arts. KHSPAC currently puts on three major productions per school year.

KHSPAC Mission
Our mission since 1987 has been to provide public school students with the opportunity to discover, learn, and develop their talents in a four-year curriculum of classes including acting, singing, dancing, and technical theater. We strongly believe that the performing arts help develop discipline, creativity, self-awareness, confidence, focus, and appreciation for the arts. By providing training and experience in the theatre, students grow and mature as individuals learning skills that can be applied to any career choice.

KHSPAC has received the national honor of being invited to participate in the summer of 2010 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We hope to raise the funds needed to take our students to Edinburgh, Scotland - about $7,500 per student.

Friends of KHSPAC is driven to assist KHSPAC in surviving
With annual budget cuts to public schools, we believe the future survival of KHSPAC is at risk. Simply stated, we are now turning to our community for support to keep our program alive. To fulfill our mission, we are asking for monetary support. Presently we are raising funds for production costs and long-term goals not covered by our DOE budget allocation.

Under the coordination of Mrs. M.J. Matsushita, the KHSPAC teaching staff is comprised of a core group of educators with professional experience in all aspects of theater production.

While our performing arts students come mainly from Kaimuki High School (many have geographic exceptions specifically to join our learning center), our production auditions are open to any public school student. KHSPAC is the only public school performing arts learning center in the Honolulu area.
While any monetary donation is appreciated, the following examples illustrate some of our basic needs. Sponsorship is welcomed and will be recognized in our production programs.

A donation of:

$10 contributes to makeup
$25 provides a costume
$50 contributes to props
$100 provides sheet music
$500 contributes to set construction
$1,000 contributes to printing the program
$2,500 contributes to royalties
$20,000 covers the total cost to produce just one of our main stage musical theatre productions at KHSPAC

To show your support please contact us at:

Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center
2705 Kaimuki Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-4913

Additional information on KHSPAC can be found on our web sites:
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Manoa Valley Theater
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