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From Broadway to Maui, online theater keeps us entertained

In times of crisis, Broadway artists have been stepping up to help for more than a century. When the show can’t go on they utilize their specialty skills for the greater good. Founded by seven actresses to aid the World War I effort and the Spanish influenza epidemic, the American Theater ...

Executive directors of community theaters discuss challenges ahead

“Hopefully absence makes the heart grow fonder,” replied Lin McEwan, executive director of ProArts, when asked how the conditions surrounding COVID-19 could evolve into a positive for the performing arts. The phrase has many origins, but I’d like to believe it started with William ...

Youth theater camps look hopefully to the summer

As uncertainty looms due to social distancing surrounding COVID-19, performing arts organizations are on hold until further notice. Maui youth theater camps remain optimistic that their summer musicals will commence as scheduled. Theatre Theatre Maui, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Maui ...

Registration open for youth theater summer camps

Registration is now open for the Maui OnStage Youth Theater summer camp and youth production of “DreamWorks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR.,” directed by Dejah Padon, choreographed by Nicole Heinlein and under the musical direction of Kim Vetterli. The Maui OnStage camp is limited ...

Maui Arts & Cultural Center announces pause in programming

In support of current county, state and federal governmental and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has postponed all public programming until further notice. This decision is guided by ...

Youth theater groups shine

Over the past two weeks, youth theater has staged strong plays and musicals all over Maui. The number of students involved topped 100 with more than 10 different elementary, intermediate and high schools represented in these community productions. Twenty eight cast members, as young as age ...