Oahu Community Theater Groups
A guide to community theater groups based
on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Actor's Group of Hawaii
The Actor's Group of Hawaii was founded in 1993
by a small group of local actors in Hawaii. They
evolved from specializing in experimental
productions and improvisional exercises to performing
full length Broadway and Shakespearean plays.
They perform at the intimate 40-seat Yellow brick Studio in
the Kakaako district of Honolulu.
Army Community Theatre
The Army Community Theatre group is based at the Richardson
Theatre on the grounds of Fort Shafter and it is supported
by the Dorothy J. Esser Theatre Founation. It produces
plays and musicals featuring casts that are a mixture
of military and civilian personnel.
Ballet Hawaii was founded in 1976 as a support group
for the Honolulu City Ballet. It produces an annual
Nutcracker Ballet at the Blaisdell Concert Hall,
performs at major venues on all of the islands, and
presents performances by dance companies from around the world.
Ballet Hawaii also has year round training programs for
beginning to advanced students.
(650 Iwilei Road, Box 221, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
Castle Performing Arts Center
The Castle Performing Arts Center is located
at Castle High Schoolin Kaneohe on the eastern windward
side of Oahu and it features the Ronald E. Bright Theatre.
Diamond Head Theatre Group
The group was originally formed
in 1915 and at that time they were known as The Footlights.
In 1934 the theater group was reorganized and
renamed Honolulu Community theater. In 1990
they were renamed again and became known as
the Diamond Head Theatre.
Hawaii Opera Theatre
The Hawaii Opera Theater has been producing
operas in Hawaii since 1960, when they produced
Madame Butterfly in the McKinley High School Auditorium.
Hawaii Repertory Theatre
The Hawaii Repertory Theatre group performs at
the historic Princess Abigail Kawananakoa Auditorium
in Nuuanu. The group was founded by Brian Lee Sackett
in 2002 as an after school program for children but
its main focus now is producing plays for adult audiences.
It does keep its educational program alive through
its Youth Artists Series which produces plays featuring
actors age 18 and under.
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Honolulu Theater For Youth
Performs at the Tenney Theater
at Saint Andrews Cathedral on Beretania
Street in downtown Honolulu.
Kapolei Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center of Kapolei is an after school
dramatic arts program for students age 6 through 18.
It was founded in 1999 as Kapolei Complex Drama Club.
In 2004 the club was renamed when it began working
with Kapolei High School and serving the entire Kapolei community.
(91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707)
Kumu Kahua Theatre Group
Manoa Valley Theatre Group
This theater group was founded in 1969 hy
a group of University of Hawaii graduate students.
They were originally claled the Hawaii Performing
Arts Company. Their first performance venue was
a small space in downtown Honolulu and they later
move to the Kawaiahao's Church's Manoa Valley Chapel
which had a seating capacity of 100. in 1983 a fund
raising campaign began that resulted in building
the 150 seat Manoa Valley Theatre. The theater
group specializes in producing mainstream
Broadway and Off Broadway plays and musicals.
Founded in 1995 by by Lisa Matsumoto and Michael Furuya
to provide theatrical experiences to Hawaii's children
and their families. They send road shows to
hawaii's pre-schools and elementary schools.
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