Polynesian Culture Center’s Newest Show Opens

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The Polynesian Culture Center has always been a popular spot for folks to take their families on Oahu.

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Their newest show Ha – Breath of Life had their first showing on Friday evening.

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“This is every man’s story, told through the life of a Polynesian man named Mana  Journey along with young Mana as he is born out of the turmoil of a capsized canoe, washed upon the shores of life to find his way. He and his parents find refuge in Tonga and learn the importance of community…

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…Little Mana celebrates his early years of life in Hawai‘i with the customary birthday lū‘au marking his survival in the world…

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We next see Mana as a young boy in Aotearoa, or Maori New Zealand, where he is growing and becoming a young man…

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…As he comes upon a beautiful maiden named Lani in Samoa, he learns about falling in love and earning the acceptance of her family…

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…As he comes upon a beautiful maiden named Lani in Samoa, he learns about falling in love and earning the acceptance of her family. With love comes marriage and soon Mana and Lani are taking their vows in the romantic setting of Tahiti.

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War touches their lives in Fiji…

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…and Mana is saddened by the death of his father….

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The story begins again with the celebration of life as Mana and Lani welcome their new baby into the world.

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Quick Facts:

Production Cost: $3 million

Production Timeline: 3 years

Grand Opening: August 14, 2009

Length: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

90 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

More Information Here

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