Kahilu Theatre Presents the Broadway Musical – 13 the Musical

Saturday, June 17, at 7 pm, and Sunday, June 18, at 4 pm, Kahilu Theatre presents 13 the Musical with the Kahilu Youth Troupe.

Using the Kahilu Youth Troupe’s youngest rising stars, Director Beth Dunnington directs this hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. 13 the Musical is about fitting in and standing out. Recognized for featuring the only all-teenage cast ever to hit Broadway, 13 the Musical has a powerful rock score and searingly honest high energy story.

13 the Musical is directed by Beth Dunnington (assistant director Sean Dunnington) with musical direction by NYC’s Phil Kadet, choreography by Amanda Trusty (assistant choreographer Noelani Anderson), costumes by Leilani Bostock, tech by Waimea Music, and vocal coaching by HPAF Artistic Director Val Underwood. Kahilu Theatre enjoys artistic collaboration with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in this production.

The cast of eighteen, in alphabetical order, includes Grace Bostock, Tyler Bryson, Colby Camero, Stacee Firestone, Lucky Friend, Rose Friend, Eric Gee, Caitlyn Hooley, Ryan Hooley, Benito Mercier, Mako Satoh, Makana Shimizu, Cameron Supplee, Melissa Lynn Threlfall, Grace Todd, AriaMarie Tyau, Ethan Tyau, and Alianna West.

Doors open at 6 pm for the performance on Saturday, June 17, at 7 pm, and at 3 pm for the performance on Sunday, June 18 at 4 pm. There will be snacks and beverages available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar.

13 the Musical follows the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Godspell, and Grease, all directed by 13 the Musical Director Beth Dunnington, as the fourth annual Kahilu Youth Musical in two decades.

Tickets are $38 / $28 / $22 / $16 and available for purchase online at kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, M-F 9 am to 1 pm.

This Kahilu Production is made possible by generous sponsorship by Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn, Tim Bostock & Melanie Holt, and Duncan F. Dempster.

Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. 13 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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