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Performances for Young Audiences
Each year Kahilu invites thousands of PreK-12 students into the Theatre to see world-class performances and takes performers from around the world into public schools across the Island to offer mini-performances, workshops, and master classes. Public, private, and home school teachers, administrators, or parents are welcome to register to bring youth to the shows listed below. The online Performances for Young Audiences Registration Form for the 17/18 Season is available below.

Kahilu's Performances for Young Audiences are designed for students PreK-12. It is our goal to accommodate as many students in this age range as possible. Show ticket prices are offered below their value to offer inspiring performing arts experiences to youth. The public has the opportunity to attend these shows at their public showing in the evening or on the weekend. The following guidelines are to ensure the best possible performance experience for youth.

  • $4 each for Youth (Pre-K-12th grade)
  • Schools allowed 1 free adult per 10 youth
  • $6 for first homeschool parent
  • $10 for additional adults accompanying youth
  • Special needs teachers are free when accompanying their student
Please bring payment by cash or check on the day of show. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Show Guidelines
Arrive 20 minutes before performance to allow time for registration & seating. Reservations will not be held past the start of the show; to ensure your seats, please arrive early.

Reservation Requests
Reservations using the form below are required for all Performances for Young Audiences and will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Registration is available in the Fall for shows September-January and Winter for shows February-May on a rolling basis, until shows are full.

Confirmations will be sent by email from youth@kahilutheatre.org. This will reflect your reservation confirmation or alert you to a sold out concert. Please contact Lisa Shattuck, at youth@kahilutheatre.org if you have any questions or are unsure about your reservation.

For groups of more than 10 a $25 service fee will be charged if you fail to show up without calling or emailing Lisa or the Box Office at (808) 885-6868 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled performance.

Performances for Young Audiences scheduled for our 2017/2018

Shank’s Mare – Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
Traditional Japanese puppeteers Tom Lee and Koryu Nishikawa V will show us how they combine video projection of miniature sets, traditional music, and puppeteering skills to create and tell us a story.

Okareka Dance Company (SOLD OUT) Mana Wahine”– Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30 am
An all-female work by Okareka Dance Company that draws strength from traditional Maori culture to illustrate a rich tapestry of dance, theatre and film. As our neighbors in the Pacific Rim, these performers will be both beautiful and powerful.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth  – “The Ballad of Mu Lan” – Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2, 2017 (4 performances) - 9:00 & 10:30 am.  Contact Stu at schools@htyweb.org for reservations and more information, or call him at 808-839-9885 x 701.
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father’s place in the army, she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with her confidence.  This new telling of an ancient Chinese legend mixes traditional Chinese theatrical techniques with contemporary music for a brand new take on a classic story of girl power.

Faustwork Mask Theatre (SOLD OUT) – Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
Faustwork Mask Theatre is a one-man show committed to exploring and celebrating the art of the Mask, challenging and delighting audiences of all ages with a unique synthesis of theatre, physical comedy, music, dance and poetry.

Maisey Rika – Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:30 am
Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika has one of Aotearoa’s (New Zealand) most impressive lead vocal styles, fusing English and Maori (Te Reo) with her honest and thought invoking messages.

Hawaii Youth Symphony – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:00 & 10:30 am  FREE (signup necessary)

These talented youth believe in making quality music accessible to our communities, especially our children. These concerts not only allow HYS to showcase its young musicians, they also train prospective professional musicians and provide high-quality concerts to develop new generations of audiences and appreciation for music.

Hawaii Opera Theatre -  Monday, March 5, 2018 - 9:00 & 10:30am
No More Mr. Bad Wolf  follows the Big Bad Wolf through story book land as he discovers he can be a hero rather than the villain that society projects on him. The show includes talented singers, live piano accompaniment, the always creative set & costumes and audience participation.

BYU Hawaii Salsa Orchestra – Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:30 am
This 15 person + orchestra will keep you mesmerized with their infectious music & singing from Latin America, the Caribbean and Brazil.

Switchback – Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
The award-winning Celtic duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack brings traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs to our stage. Songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots will surely get the toes tapping!  They have worked for over two decades in North America and Europe presenting programs to help youth gain a deeper appreciation of music.

Prince Dance “Future Voices” – Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:00 & 10:30 am

Written by Prince Dance Institute students, Future Voices uses spoken word, song, and dance to bring to life the issues that are important to kids today. From coral bleaching to friendship, this show will be uplifting, inspiring, and extremely entertaining, This will be a condensed version of the evening show with approximately 50 students and teachers performing.


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