In order to keep our Aloha Theatre ‘Ohana safe during these times, we have made the decision to replace our original December show, Frozen Jr. with a much smaller holiday production called It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. We are making it our priority to bring you live theatre during these times as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding as we plan and navigate this pandemic as best as we can.
CREATE is bringing more virtual learning fun to your screens!
This weekend, September 24-27, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at HawaiiCon for a variety of creative geek-themed entertainment! Stay tuned for updates!
On October 2, ages 17+ are invited to take some time to prepare for an audition in It’s a Wonderful Life Audition Boot Camp.
Or on October 3, ages 21+ can join us for a night Curtains & Cocktails, featuring an hour of cocktail/mocktail making and getting to know our new Artistic Director, Courtney Booth, in Curtains & Cocktails!
Registration for these programs are free! For more information, visit our Virtual Class Page.
We share our value statement today to confirm to the community that we deeply cherish diversity, inclusion, and equity at the Aloha Theatre. The actions that led to the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others cannot pass unnoticed. Black lives matter and we all have a part to play in raising awareness of racism in all contexts.
As a home for live theatre, we are keenly aware that we practice a unique art form that allows humanity to reflect on itself. The stage has often excluded creators and actors of color and their stories, leaving many out of the conversation about what it means to be human. We must ensure that people of color are represented in productions and educational programs at the Aloha Theatre so that current and future generations will know the stage belongs to everyone.
We don’t have all the answers, but we remain committed to doing our part and learn how to create a better space where all are welcome and to stand together against any action that perpetuates racism, prejudice, and bias. We will listen and learn and take action. We will examine our policies and practices to make real changes that build equity at the Aloha Theatre. We will consciously seek opportunities to showcase works from communities that have traditionally been silenced.
Learn more about being Black in Hawaiʻi, visit The Pōpolo Project at https://www.thepopoloproject.org
The League of Resident Theatres has compiled an extensive list of resources for learning about racism and ways to make change. Check their website at http://lort.org/edi-resources for more information.
We’re excited to announce our selections for the new season! We may need to make more changes as we all experience the new normal, and appreciate your patience. We are planning carefully to make sure the theatre is as safe as possible for our theatre ‘Ohana, and will be following cleaning and distancing protocols recommended by the CDC and state and county officials. We’re looking forward to taking the stage again for a new season of great theatre!
Click here for more information and video intros for all the shows in our 2020-2021 Mainstage Season.