Mānoa Valley Theatre
MVT's finely crafted theatre entertainment drawn from Broadway, Off-Broadway... and Hawai'i
Single Tickets and Flex Pass on Sale August 1
September 8 - 25
Willkommen to the ever-present Kit Kat Klub, Berlin’s seedy nightclub where everything is “beautiful,” even as Germany descends into the gripsof the Third Reich. A bawdy and gregarious Master of Ceremonies leads us through the story, as we follow Cliff Bradshaw, a naive American writer, who falls in love with performer Sally Bowles. 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
November 17 - December 4
This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage. In The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays, acclaimed 1930s fictional actor 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 to solve the mystery before anyone else meets the same fate.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
January 12 - 29
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 young and charming Edwin Drood has been murdered. But by whom? By Act II, everyone is a suspect, and the audience chooses the murderer!
Tick, Tick... Boom!
March 9 - 26
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, 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.
The Play That Goes Wrong
May 11 - 28
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
Inspired by the true story of perhaps 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.