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Welcome to our 46th Season!

Welcome to our 46th Season!

Welcome to our 46th Season UchinaAloha Improvaganza Okinawan Festival Subscribe and Save Season Survey Classes for Young Actors Now at Kumu Kahua Theatre 

Our 46th Season Can you believe it's been 45 years since Kumu Kahua Theatre began producing plays in Hawaii? Whether you are a long-time subscriber, new to Kumu Kahua, or somewhere in between, we are grateful to you for being with us and supporting our innovative work. E komo mai and cheers to many more years together, celebrating our community through the unique conduit of theatre!

  UchinaAloha Written by Lee A. Tonouchi Aug 25 - Oct 2, 2016    

David resists his grandfather’s sanshin lessons until he has the right motivation: a girl. A pretty young lady guest from Okinawa helps David and his friends discover much about themselves and David’s enigmatic grandfather.

This charming, family comedy promises to sell out quickly. Don't hesitate to get your tickets while they last! Purchase tickets We'd like to thank our generous sponsor for this show, Central Pacific Bank. And many thanks to Plato's Closet for clothing our actors on the stage!
Improvaganza Once again this year we'll be taking a short break from our opening show to welcome the international improvisation festival to our stage. Improvaganza runs September 21-25 at Kumu Kahua Theatre and The ARTS at Marks Garage. This year the festival will honor people who helped sculpt improvisation in Hawai'i, including one of our founding members, Kitty Heacox. We hope you'll join us as we welcome groups from around the globe to our stage! Learn more...
Okinawan Festival  We are delighted to present this Okinawan family show during the 30th Okinawan Festival in Hawaii! Please plan to join our friends at Kapiolani Park during Labor Day weekend for the largest and most visited festival in Hawai'i!Visit their website and facebook page for more information. See you there!

Subscribe and Save We are still one of the most affordably priced live theatres on the island, but we have raised our prices slightly this year. We hope you'll understand that this slight increase was absolutely necessary or we never would have considered it.

We do want to draw your attention to two very special ways to save on our shows this year. Though our general ticket prices were raised by $5 per show, our subscription prices only rose by $5 for the entire season. This means that our subscribers can now save nearly 50% off the price of regular ticket prices. We'd also like to introduce our new student subscription. It is absolutely vital to us that we welcome students to our theatre and we understand that cost can be prohibitive for young audience members and those paying their tuition at any age. For this reason we now offer a student subscription for only $25 for the entire season. You can visit our box office during business hours or subscribe online anytime and enjoy our additional subscriber discounts around town!
Season Survey  If you joined us for any of our shows last season, would you please take a moment to fill out this brief survey? We promise, we've kept it to simple, multiple choice answers. You should be able to zip through it in about 2.5 mintues and your participation is very important to us!Take the survey...  
Classes for Young Actors Now at Kumu Kahua! We are very proud to announce that we will be hosting acting classes for young actors taught by verteran actor, director and teacher, Eden-Lee Murray. Welcome Eden-Lee! And we have a special discount for you: Kumu Kahua Subscribers will receive 50% off the price of their tickets! Learn more...
These Excellent Partners of Ours   We are very grateful to our partners for sharing their expertise, talent and space with us. Please feel free to love them as much as we do!
Space for innovation, inspiration and Collaboration  

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Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai`i and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts; The Atherton Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawai'i, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.
  Come Play With Us Since you love us enough to have read this far down the newsletter, perhaps you'd like to get involved a little further in Kumu Kahua Theatre. Well, it just so happens that we have some openings!
  • Committee Members (marketing, resource development, events, etc.)
  • Board Members
  • Set Builders
  • Ushers
  • Office Assistants
And much more. If you would like to help, we'll be happy to find a place for you here for any amount of time you have available. Just send us an email to get started. If you'd prefer to help by donating to Kumu Kahua Theatre... well we'd be happy to accept that too! Mahalo!
‘1776 – The Musical’ at Palikū Theatre

‘1776 – The Musical’ at Palikū Theatre

Acting Classes for Youth at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Acting Classes for Youth at Kumu Kahua Theatre