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Stages Come Alive at Nanakuli, Kapolei High Schools

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Posted February 25, 2013 by Pat in Education

The Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center will present the musical review  “Flashback” featuring musical numbers from past productions as well as some new ones.  “Flashback ” will feature pop hits from past to present as well as Broadway hits such as “I’ll Be There,” “Mr. Know It All,” “I’ll Say a Little Prayer for You,” and “Girl on Fire.” The performers total 41 students from the NHIS Performing Arts Center and fourth to twelfth grade students from Nanakuli High and Intemediate, Nanakuli Elementary, Nanaikapono Elementary, Kapolei High, Campbell High, Leihoku Elementary, Makaha Elementary, Waianae High, and Waianae Intermediate Schools. Dance styles include hip hop, modern, and lyrical. Scheduled for March 15 and 16 at 7 P.M. and on March 17 at 3 P.M., all performances will be held in the Multi-Purpose Cafeteria, 89-980 Nanakuli  Avenue. Tickets are $13 at the door while students pay $5, and children under 12 are free. Refreshments and snacks will be sold, and it is a 3-hour show including intermission. Pre-sale tickets are also on sale for $10. Call 668-5833, ext. 256 for more information, or email: nyapa2002@me.com. You may purchase tickets online at www.nhispac.com. Coming soon is a spring musical “What’s on This Island.”

Kapolei High School’s Performance Arts Center will stage “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a musical based on the Bible story of Joseph. Director Meagan Olsen says, “Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy the show’s high-energy mix of music and dance genres from ’50s rock to country western.” Stars of the show are Thomas Olson as Joseph, Benjamin Edwards as the father Joseph, and Peter Wulf as the Pharaoh. The cast also includes narrators Annie Espinosa and Lauren Nagamine.  A live orchestra made up of Kapolei High School students, under the direction of Nicholas Alexander, will accompany the performance. Show dates are March 22-April 4, starting at 7:30  P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays,and starting at 6:30 P.M. every Thursday night or “Family Night” when audiences are encouraged to bring pillows, low beach chairs, and blankets to sit on.  The plays will be held at the Kapolei High School Forum located at 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. Performances will also offer a food and drink concession. Tickets are now available – $10 all seats and $5 for students.  For information and tickets visit their website: www.packapolei.org or email: pack96707@gmail.com.


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Pat

Pat Pang (Nozaki) is a retired DOE secondary school teacher who taught school in Waianae for almost 40 years. She has served the community as a member of the Waianae Neighborhood Board and as a delegate to the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. She was raised on the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead and resided in Waianae during her years as a teacher.

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