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People come to UH Mānoa for more than academics and research. They also gather at the flagship campus of the UH System for thoroughly enjoyable cultural events, courtesy of Mānoa Arts & Minds.

The Departments of Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance, as well as Outreach College, invite you to celebrate the month of February at an evening performance by American actor/singer/dancer Sutton Foster, a rhythmically exciting taiko and dance collaboration, and an exhibit featuring the claywork artistry of Phoebe Cummings.

An Evening with Sutton Foster

Orvis Auditorium, UH Mānoa Campus
Saturday, February 2 @ 7:30pm

Sutton Foster in ConcertSutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who feels blessed to be living her dream.

Sutton was born in Georgia, raised in Michigan, and currently lives in New York City. She appeared in The Will Rogers Follies, Grease!, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, and Les Miserables before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Sutton originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical.

After starring as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout's revival of Anything Goes, a role that earned Sutton the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, and's Audience Favorite Awards, Sutton is spending some time in LA where she is starring in the new ABC Family drama, Bunheads.

She was first seen on television on Star Search at age 15, and has more recently appeared in Johnny and the Sprites and Flight of the Conchords. As a solo artist, Sutton has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, and Joe's Pub, among others. In addition to performing, Sutton’s passions include her shih-tzu, Linus and most reality television shows.

Sutton will be joined by Michael Rafter. Michael is musical director, arranger, conductor and pianist. He has worked with Sutton on a number of shows including Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available on line at, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique Store in Ward Center, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office). Service charges apply.

Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the performance.


For more information call 956-8246.

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Taiko Drum & Dance

Kennedy Theatre, UH Mānoa Campus
February 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 8:00pm, February 17 @ 2:00pm

Choreography by UHM Dance Faculty and guest artists.

Taiko Drum & DanceTaiko and dance collaborations, live sound, and multi-cultural influences converge in this exciting program. Guest artist Kenny Endo is a leading spirit in contemporary taiko. He is Artistic Director of Taiko Center of the Pacific, a school of traditional Japanese drumming in Honolulu, and will be featured in this innovative program as music director, composer and performer. Other guest artists include Vicky Holt Takamine, Sonja Sironen, and Chizuko Endo.

Special Events

Free Pre-Show Chats: Saturday February 9 and February 16 at 7:00pm
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night: Friday February 8

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices: $13 to $24; UH Mānoa Students with valid ID: $5

Tickets are on sale now at; by phone at 808-944-2697; Monday-Friday 9:00am–5:00pm, at Campus Center; and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10:00am–1:00pm.


For information on Kennedy Theatre's events and programs, call (808) 956-7655, email, or visit

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Phoebe Cummings

UH Art Gallery, UH Mānoa Campus
February 24 – April 5
(opening reception on Sunday, February 24 from 3:00 – 5:00pm)

Phoebe CummingsWorking predominantly from unfired clay, Phoebe Cummings constructs pieces directly on site as temporary installations or interventions within a place. Both material and process are of particular significance to Cummings; her intensive labor of making is heightened by the ephemerality of the work’s existence. Often the pieces come to exist only as a photograph or memory. Cummings will be developing a site-specific installation in the UH Art Gallery.

Gallery hours

Monday–Friday 10:30–5:00pm; Sunday 12:00–5:00pm. Closed holidays and Saturdays.

Ticket Information

Free admission. Parking fees may apply.


For information call (808) 956-6888 or email or visit

Information may be subject to change.

photo by: Sylvain Deleu

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