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Directed by Michael Ng
Music Directed by Darcie Yoshinaga
Choreographed by Kat Jones
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, May 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
June 30 - July 10
Auditions and callbacks are at Mānoa Valley Theatre.
Please call the office to make an audition appointment: 808-988-6131
AUDITIONS: July 10 & 11
Willkommen to the ever-present Kit Kat Club, Berlin’s seedy nightclub where everything is “beautiful,” even as Germany descends into the grips of the Third Reich. A bawdy and gregarious Master of Ceremonies leads us through the story, as we follow Cliff Bradshaw, a naive American writer, fall in love with performer Sally Bowles; and as we watch the growing consequences of life under an intolerant and fascist regime. Cabaret has stood the test of time for over fifty years as each generation finds new relevance in its powerful themes.
The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays
November 17 - December 4
AUDITIONS: Sept. 20 & 21
This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage. In The Game's Afoot, acclaimed fictional actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. When one of the guests is murdered, Gillette employs the persona of the master detective he's made famous on the stage to solve the mystery before anyone else meets the same fate.
“At a time when we need it, this play is fun and funny, an energetic romp that keeps you guessing and laughing from start to finish.” - Patricia Mitchell, DC Metro
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
January 12 – 29
AUDITIONS: Nov. 13 & 14
Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. In a delightful play-within-a play, the Music Hall Royale - a charmingly loony Victorian theatre company - provide the framework upon which our mystery unfolds. The young and charming Edwin Drood has been murdered. But by whom? By Act II, everyone is a suspect, and the audience chooses the murder!
Tick, Tick… Boom!
March 9 – 26
AUDITIONS: January 8 & 9
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. Jonathan's best friend wants him to join corporate America, and his girlfriend wants him to move with her to Cape Cod, but he doesn't want to abandon the musical he's worked on for the past five years and has not yet given up faith that it will be his big break.
The Play that Goes Wrong
May 11 – 28
AUDITIONS: March 12 & 13
Anything that can go wrong, does, in this hilarious play-within-a-play. The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. But, as the title suggests, this is not as easy as it sounds. Watch as this company of actors and crew strive valiantly to prove that “the show must go on” as the disasters mount and we’re left wondering how they will make it to the final curtain.
The Chinese Lady
July 13 – 30
AUDITIONS: May 14
Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to arrive on American soil, The Chinese Lady, follows Afong Moy, after she is brought from China to America and put on display for an eager public yearning to learn of the exotic East. Leavened with humor and insight, the play explores the way we consider both ourselves and others.