New 2019 Ohana Arts Summer Offerings!

Ohana Arts will be launching three new prestigious training programs to its line-up of summer offerings in its 10th anniversary season, running from June 10th-July 27th:  the re-structured Pre-College Summer Musical Theatre Academy, a Theatre Tech & Design Program, and a 3-Week Musical Theatre Production Workshop for students grades 1-8.  

For more information or to apply to these programs, click the link here.

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Ohana Arts Pre-College Summer Musical Theatre Academy & Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop
June 10th-July 22nd (6-Week Summer Musical Theatre Academy)
June 10th-June 27th (3-Week Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop)

The Ohana Arts Pre-College Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop and Academy is a comprehensive pre-college and audition prep intensive, headed up by faculty from three of the country’s top musical theater university, liberal arts, and conservatory programs, including New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Emerson College, and Boston College. The Ohana Arts Summer Pre-College Academy & Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop will provide a curriculum to include courses that students would experience in a musical theater college program, including acting for song, scene study, and musical theater dance techniques.  Academy faculty will also be teaching a comprehensive college prep and audition techniques workshop which will provide students with insights on how to prepare for video prescreen auditions, will share specifics of what various college programs are looking for in prospective students, and will go into the differences between university, conservatory, and liberal arts musical theater programs.  Students will also learn necessary skills required for college auditions, such as dancing in heels, learning how to select one classic and one contemporary monologue appropriate for each student, and how to prepare/perform a 16-32 bar cut of a chosen audition song.  

Students may apply for either the 3-Week Pre-College Musical Theatre Techniques Program or the 6-Week Pre-College Musical Theatre Academy Program.  The 6-Week program includes participation in a full musical theatre production.  

Application/Audition Deadline:  Applications and auditions are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1st.

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Ohana Arts/UHM Technical Theatre & Theatre Design Program

June 10th-July 22nd (or 27th) 

Ohana Arts is partnering with the University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance to offer a new, six-week Summer Technical Theatre & Theatre Design Program for students completing grades 8-12.  The program will provide students a comprehensive introduction to all of the aspects of Technical Theatre and Theatre Design.  Students will learn from distinguished faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Department of Theatre & Dance, rotating regularly through sound, lighting, set, and costume departments.  Towards the end of the six-weeks, students will be able to choose a focus and be assigned to work in a specific role assisting on one of the Ohana Arts mainstage productions.  Through this new program, students will have the opportunity to learn technical theatre and design in a hands-on learning environment, will gain valuable production credits to add to their resume, and will have had the unique opportunity to work alongside industry professionals on a full-scale musical in a festival environment.  Faculty will include scenic designer Michelle Bisbee, sound and lighting designer Joseph Governale, and costume designer Maile Speetjens.  

Registration Deadline: May 1st

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3-Week Junior Musical Theatre Production Program for Grades 1-8

July 1st-22nd (or 27th**), 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Saturday

Due to popular demand, Ohana Arts will be offering a 3-week Junior Musical Theatre Production Session for students completing grades 1-8!  Students who participate in this program will experience the full rehearsal process leading up to performances of a fully staged musical.  In addition, students will take part in: 

  • One elective class

  • Opportunities to perform in camp coffeehouses/open mic sessions, and participate in discussions with special industry guests.

  • Lunchtime activities and games

**NOTE: The class/rehearsal schedule from July 15th-27th can vary depending on what production the student has been placed in.  Official program end dates will vary based on the student's assigned production.