Honolulu Theatre for Youth is touring its play “Trash & Treasure” through Hawaii libraries. The next showing is 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Hawaii State Library. For more showings, check https://www.librarieshawaii.org/events/
Moses Goods explores the Old West Hawaiian style in “Paniolo,” the latest offering from Honolulu Theatre for Youth. The paniolo lifestyle past and present is explored in the play at Tenney Theatre Nov. 10 and 17 at 4:30 and 11 a.m. Nov. 17. Visit htyweb.org for details.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present a free production of “Sparkle” 5:30 pm. Nov. 1 at Mililani Public Library and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Nanakuli Public Library. The 30-minute play tells a message about standing up for who you are.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is bringing a version of Akira Kurasawa’s classic film “Seven Samurai” to the stage for island keiki. The story will be told as a one-man show starring David Gaines who will present the tale as mime, storytelling and clowning over the course of an hour. “7 (x 1) Samurai” will be presenter at Tenney Theatre at 7 p.m. June 1. Tickets are $10. The show is appropriate for ages 7 and up. www.htyweb.org/7-x-1-samurai-coming-honolulu-theatre-youth/
Honolulu Theatre for Youth announced its slate of plays for next season. The theme of “Our Stories” will feature seven plays in 2018-19. My son is most excited about the staging of Mo Willem’s popular Elephant and Piggie characters in “We Are in a Play!”
• Filipino Folktales & Fables opens Aug. 24
• Sparkle opens Oct. 13
• PANIOLO Stories and Songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy opens Nov. 2
• Elephant and Piggie’s “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” opens Dec. 7
• HOME of the BRAVE opens Feb. 8
• Trash & Treasure opens March 2
• The Adventures of Pinocchio opens April 12
Season tickets are $105 adults, $55 youth and $80 for seniors. Single tickets are $20, $10 and $15, respectively. Honolulu Theatre for Youth stages shows at Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square.
Catch a free sneak peek of the season May 18 at 6 p.m. Sign up at htyweb.org/
Lightning strikes twice as HTY repeats the success of last years H20 with this year’s “Shocka: The story of Energy & Hawaii.” The musical theater production explore energy through skits and songs. The play runs on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. through May 12. htyweb.org
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is expanding its popular kids summer acting classes to include teens. Registration is open for the Teen Acting Company, for ages 12 and up. The curriculum includes playwriting as well as performing. Register at http://www.htyweb.org/education/
Honolulu Theatre for Youth closes the season with Shocka: The story of energy in Hawaii. The musical performances about the world of energy are April 13, 14, 21, 28 and May 5 and 12. If it’s anything like last year’s amazing H20: The story of water. They should fit quite a spectacle into the 60-minute production. http://www.htyweb.org/plays/shocka-story-energy-hawaii/
Feb. 17 is the last chance to catch Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Hawaiian storytelling play “Kinolau.” Showtime is 4:30 and 7 p.m. http://www.htyweb.org/plays/kinolau/
Excited to see how Honolulu Theatre for Youth translates the classic “The Red Balloon” for the stage. Shows start Jan. 12. Get tickets at htyweb.org.