Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.

Current Season

2021/22 Season of Performances & Special Offerings
Visit Late Night Series tab for productions stewarded by our student organization – Late Night Theatre Company.

  • He Leo Aloha – MAINSTAGE

    He Leo Aloha - MAINSTAGE

    Mainstage Season
    Premiere: October 8-10, 2021; FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm
    Streamed from the Stage

    Hana Hou release as video-on-demand: December 11 – 26, 2021

    Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Kaipulaumakaniolono
    Music Direction and Arrangement ...

  • Interstellar Cinderella – PRIME TIME

    Interstellar Cinderella - PRIME TIME

    Prime Time Series
    October 22-24, 2021
    FRI 7:30pm
    SAT/SUN 2:00pm
    Streaming Online from the Stage

    Music and Lyrics by Laurie Berkner
    Book by Barbara Zinn Krieger
    Based upon the book “Interstellar Cinderella” by Deborah Underwood
    Published by Chronicle Books LLC© 2015
    Originally commissioned and premiered by New York City Children’s ...

  • Sphere – MAINSTAGE

    Sphere - MAINSTAGE

    Mainstage Season
    November 19-21, 2021
    FRI/SAT 7:30pm
    SUN 2:00pm
    Livestreaming from the stage plus 2 on-location dance films 

    Co-Directed by Peiling Kao & Kara Jhalak Miller

    Kennedy Theatre’s largest dance production of the year, the annual mainstage dance concert features dances by UHM Dance faculty and local Hawai‘i choreographers including ...

  • Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe – MAINSTAGE

    Eddie Wen' Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe - MAINSTAGE

    Mainstage Season
    Jan. 28, 29* and Feb. 4, 5*, 6, 2022
    FRI 7:30pm
    SAT/SUN 2:00pm

    Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes).
    *Pre-show chat with author/playwright/former Hōkūleʻa crewmember Marion Lyman-Mersereau at 1:15pm

    By Marion Lyman-Mersereau, adapted from her book Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of ...

  • Hawai‘i Nō Ka ‘Oi: A Sakamoto Celebration – PRIME TIME

    Hawai‘i Nō Ka ‘Oi: A Sakamoto Celebration - PRIME TIME

    Prime Time Series
    February 24-27, 2022
    THU-SAT at 7:30pm*
    SUN at 2:00pm
    Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes).
    *opening night is now Thursday, February 24

    Program Director Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker

    Showcasing selected scenes spanning the breadth of Edward Sakamoto’s career and guided by ...

  • Co-Motion: Two Dance Concerts – PRIME TIME

    Co-Motion: Two Dance Concerts - PRIME TIME

    Prime Time Series
    March 25-27, 2022
    FRI/SAT/SUN at 2pm and 7:30pm* 
    Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes).

    Concert Directors Betsy Fisher & Lorenzo Perillo

    Two completely different dance concerts showcase the culmination of years of study and sweat by students in the Dance program. Programs A and ...

  • Ho‘oilina – MAINSTAGE

    Ho‘oilina - MAINSTAGE

    Mainstage Season
    April 15, 16* & 22, 23*, 24, 2022
    FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
    SUN at 2:00pm
          *Pre-show event at 6:45pm, Details TBA
    Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes).

    Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Ākea Kahikina

    Set in a ...

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