Kennedy Theatre announces 2011-12 season

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Martha J. Myers, (808) 956-2602
Manager, Kennedy Theatre, Theatre and Dance
Tracy Robinson, (808) 956-2598
Publicity Director, Theatre and Dance
Posted: Aug 4, 2011

Kennedy Theatre logo
Kennedy Theatre logo
On the mainstage:
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original dances by Agnes de Mille
 
Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley
Musical Direction by Phil Hidalgo
Choreography for this production by Harmony S. L. Aguilera and Cindy Hartigan
Presented in collaboration with the UH Mānoa Music Department
 
Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.
 
Change is in the air in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906. Statehood is imminent; ranchers and farmers struggle to put aside differences; Curly wrestles with his future. As Laurey makes the transition from girl to woman, dreams intercept reality. Some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable songs blend with dance and story in a fresh interpretation of this landmark musical. Recommended for ages 11 and above.
 
Super Saver Ticket Price:
$16 (service fees included), available until September 1
 
Regular Ticket Prices:
$22 Regular; $20 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff; $12 Students; $ 5 UHM Student with validated UHM ID (service fees included).
On sale Sept. 12 online, at 944-2697, and at outlets. Tickets at Kennedy Theatre on Oct. 24.

Free Pre-Show Chats:
Sat. Nov. 5 and 19 at 6:30 p.m.
 
American Sign Language Performances: Sat. Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
 
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Nights:
Thurs. Nov. 10 & 17, tickets available beginning at 5 p.m.
 
 

The Genteel Sabai

A traditional Indonesian Randai drama adapted by Musra Dahrizal
Directed by Kirstin Pauka, with guest teachers from Indonesia

Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.

A daughter seeks revenge for the murder of her father in this exciting folk dance-drama. Randai comes from the Minangkabau ethic group in Sumatra, Indonesia, and features beautiful traditional music and singing, martial arts, dance and acting; and its signature pants-slapping percussion! Onstage seating available on a first-come first-serve basis at the performance to all ticket holders.
 
Super Saver Ticket Price:
$16 (service fees included), available until Sept. 1 online or by mail.
 
Regular Ticket Prices:
$22 Regular; $20 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff; $12 Students; $ 5 UHM Student with validated UHM ID (service fees included).
On sale Sept. 12 online, at 944-2697, and at outlets. Tickets at Kennedy Theatre on Jan. 23.
 
Free Pre-Show Chats:
Sat. Feb. 4 and 11 at 7 p.m.
 
East-West Center Gallery exhibit:
Procession: Matrilineal Minangkabau in Indonesia
Open Jan. 29 through April 29
 
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night:
Thurs. Feb. 9, tickets available beginning at 5 p.m.
 
 
 
Ocean’s Motion:
The Leafy Weedy Sea Dragons & Other Dances
Directed by Amy Lynn Schiffner and Betsy Fisher
Choreography by UHM Dance Faculty
 
April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.; April 29 at 2 p.m.
 
UHM Dance and Youth Theatre team up for this family friendly production. Drama, dance, and puppets merge in this underwater world of color, movement and fantastical creatures.
 
Super Saver Ticket Price:
$14 Adult; $8 Youth (service fees included), available until Sept 1
 
Regular Ticket Prices:
$18 Regular; $16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff; $12 Students; $10 Youth (ages 2 – 17); $5 UHM Student with validated UHM ID (service fees included).
On sale Sept 12 online, at 944-2697, and at outlets. Tickets at Kennedy Theatre on April 9.
Daytime performances for elementary school students (April 23 – 26):
Contact ktyouth@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-2591, for more information.
 
Free Pre-Show Chat:
Sat. April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
 
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night:
Fri. April 20, tickets available beginning at 5 p.m.
 
 
Prime time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre:
Bug
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Brett T. Botbyl
 
Sept. 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.
Post-Show Rap: Sept. 16
 
A divorced waitress and a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter stay at a hotel to escape their troubles. But they can’t hide from their problems or from a hidden infestation that adds to their precarious mental states. “…a riveting thriller of paranoia and an instant guilty pleasure.” – Hollywood Reporter. For mature audiences only.
 
 
Fall Footholds
 
Oct. 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
Post-Show Rap: Oct. 14
 
The latest work by student choreographers and dancers.
 
Winter Footholds
 
Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Post-Show Rap: Feb. 24
 
The latest work by student choreographers and dancers.
 
reasons to be pretty
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Glenn Cannon
 
March 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m.; March 18 at 2 p.m.
Post-Show Rap: March 16
 
America's obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work when four young working class friends and lovers become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and with each other. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance.
 
Prime Time Ticket prices:
$15 Regular; $14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff; $12 Students; $5 UHM Student with validated ID (service fees included).
 
Tickets for Prime Time are available online, at outlets, at 944-2697 beginning Sept. 12. Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre the week of performances.
 
Post-show raps
Stay and talk with the director, designers, choreographers, and performers following the Friday evening performances of Prime Time productions.
 
 
Late night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre:
Stop Kiss
By Diana Son
Directed by Amanda Stone
 
Sept. 23, 24, 30, Oct 1. at 10 p.m.
 
"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably," says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. For mature audiences only.
 
Hot ’n’ Throbbing
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Troy M. Apostol
 
Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 11 p.m.
 
The story of a woman who writes feminist 'erotica,' her teenage son and daughter, and the estranged husband who comes to call… a savagely funny and disturbing investigation of sexual violence by celebrated playwright Paula Vogel (The Baltimore Waltz, How I Learned to Drive). For mature audiences only.
 
Titles for Late Night Theatre’s spring season to be announced in late fall.
 
Ticket prices for Late Night:
$10 Regular; $8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students; $5 UHM Students with validated ID (service fees included).
Tickets for Late Night Theatre available only at the door beginning one hour before curtain.
 

 
Ticket Information:
 
Advance Supersaver Tickets for Mainstage Performances!
Buy your tickets early, save money, and get the best seats! Supersaver Tickets are on sale beginning July 18 and ending on Sept. 1. Order online at etickethawaii.com, visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy to download an order form, or call 956-7655 to have an order form mailed to you.
 
Specials for UH Mānoa Students:
UHM students are eligible for reduced prices and special buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) nights. Go to www.hawaii.edu/kennedy or call 956-7655 for more information. UHM Validated Photo ID required for special pricing. Students without validation may purchase a ticket at regular student prices. These special UHM ticket programs are generously funded by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board.
 
Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Open Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. during limited sale periods only.
(808) 956-7655
 
Online Ticket Sales
www.etickethawaii.com (24/7)
 
Phone orders
944-2697 beginning Sept. 12
 
Outlets
UHM Campus Center, Stan Sheriff Center Ticket Office, Rainbowtique at Ward Center and Downtown beginning Sept. 12
 
Service charges
All service charges are included in advertised prices. Prices are the same whether you purchase online, by phone, or at the box office.
 
Group Discounts
Available for groups of 10 or more for mainstage events. Contact the Box Office for more information.
 
Box Office and House Rules:
For seating charts, order forms, accessibility access and complete information on Box Office and House Rules visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy and click on “Box Office” or call 956-7655 for more information.
 
Funding for the 2011-12 Season from the following sponsors:
The Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
East West Center, Housing Office and Arts Program
The Hawai`i Council for the Humanities 
John Chin Young Foundation
Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation
The Student Activity and Program Fee Board
The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
The Diversity and Equity Initiative, SEED, UH Mānoa
The Friends of Kennedy Theatre
The Music Department, UH Mānoa
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UH Mānoa
Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, UH Mānoa
Waikīkī Parc Hotel, Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa
 
 
 

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/kennedy