Issue 247: The Fateful Eight


Aloha, and welcome to Issue 247 of Hitting the Stage!

The theatre scene keeps on giving, so let’s check out what is playing on Oahu this weekend!


Hello, Dolly! at Diamond Head Theatre: HELLO DOLLY! has become one of Broadway’s most enduring musical hits and features well-known songs such as "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"; "Before The Parade Passes By", and of course, "Hello, Dolly!”

24-Hour Playwriting Festival at Kumu Kahua Theatre: Writers, directors, actors and technicians will meet on Saturday, September 22nd and begin the process of creating new, 10 minutes plays that will be presented for the general public 24 hours later, on Sunday, September 23rd, at 7:30PM.


The Wiz at Paliku Theatre: The 1975 Broadway musical that retold the story of “The Wizard of Oz” as a journey through the African-American culture of the mid-1970s. An I’m A Bright Kid Foundation production in conjunction with Palikū Theatre.


Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Kennedy Theatre: SUNDAY 5:00PM MATINEE ADDED! Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic comes to the stage in an action-packed, hilarious romp that is sure to delight all ages. 

It Comes in Threes by Late Night Theatre: Student-run theatre company, Late Night Theatre, presents It Comes in Threes: An Evening of Quick Comedies to kick off the 2018-2019 Late Night Series.

Pakalolo Sweet by Kumu Kahua Theatre: This prequel to Not One Batu follow’s Papa’s family—and the inevitable hardships arising when indigenous values are systematically marginalized.

Pageant at Manoa Valley Theatre: Manoa Valley Theatre is proud to launch its 50th anniversary play season with a hilarious Off-Broadway musical comedy by Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, Albert Evans and Robert Longbottom where “beauty is in the eye of the ticket holder!”

Filipino Folktales and Fables by Honolulu Theatre for Youth: Honolulu Theatre for Youth kicks off its’ 64th season “Our Stories” with Filipino Folktales & Fables, a celebration of one of Hawaii’s largest and most important communities.

Wow! That’s a lot of shows! Be sure to catch these wonderful productions and thank you once again for supporting Hawaii’s live theatre scene!

See you next time! Mahalo!

Charisma Industries