2023 LIVE SEASON!

COMING TO THE WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

MARCH – APRIL 2023

WHAT ARE THE SHOWS?

GRADES 1st – 3rd Grades

OWEN & MZEE

Presented by: VITAL THEATRE COMPANY

When: MONDAY, APRIL 24th – FRIDAY, APRIL 28th, 2023

MONDAY, MAY 1st – TUESDAY, May 2nd, 2023

SHOWTIMES: 10 A.M. & 12:30 P.M.*

*No P.M. shows on April 24th or April 26th

When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

Grades 3rd – 6th

IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR & JACKIE ROBINSON

Presented by: Honolulu Theatre for Youth

When: March 6th – 10th, 2023

SHOWTIMES: 10 A.M.* & 12:30 P.M.

*No A.M. show on Monday, March 6th.

The novel was inspired by the author‘s own memories of immigrating to the United States from China. The protagonist in our play, Shirley Temple Wong, and her family move from China to the United States in 1947, the year Jackie Robinson was breaking records and racial barriers in baseball. Told through humor and a rich multi-media staging, the play celebrates the bravery and sacrifice of those who bring new perspectives to our country.


“Mrs. Lord’s beautiful novel reminds us that the rich diversity of our nation is a precious treasure earned through historic moments like Mr. Robinson’s on the baseball field, but just as importantly by the courage of every immigrant child who struggles to find their place and their joy in a new country.” -Eric Johnson, HTY Artistic Director


The production is directed by HTY’s Artistic Director, Eric Johnson, and features Resident Ensemble members, Qiaoer Zheng and Emily Wright. Set and Projection Design is by Chesley Cannon; Costume Design is by Iris Kim; and Sound Design is by Barett Hoover and Mattea Mazzella.


Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is a theatre of place, deeply rooted in the cultures and people of the Pacific and dedicated to serving young people, families and educators across the Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1955, HTY is one of the oldest professional TYA companies in the country and is recognized for its long history of innovative drama education programming and the creation of original theatrical works that celebrate the diverse cultures of Hawaiʻi. For more information on Honolulu Theatre for Youth, go to their website: http://www.htyweb.org.

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