Paliku Theatre
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Witness the birth of this nation as our forefathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence!

Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

Show dates:
September 2- 18, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm,  Sundays at 4:00 pm

Ticket prices:
$35 General Admission
$30 Discount tickets for Seniors, Military
$25 any Child under 25, or Student (with or without ID), from any school.

To purchase tickets, go to eTicketHawaii or call (808) 235-7310
To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward CC,
contact instructor Nicolas Logue or by phone at (808) 236-9138.
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Hairspray picks up nine Po'okela Awards

Tom Holowach’s production of “Hairspray” at Paliku Theatre (PKU) received nine awards at this years Po‘okela Awards. They included awards for Overall Musical, Director of a Musical (Ron Bright) , Musical Director of a Musical (Clarke Bright and Miguel Cadoy III), Dance Choreographer (Marcelo Pacleb), Leading Male in a Musical (Johnny Reed), Leading Female in a Musical (Pomai Lopez) and Featured Male in a Musical (Leonard Villanueva), Set Design (Sandy Riford), Costume Design (Lacy Rohlf), as well as Excellence in Service (Jocelyn Ishihara.)

Paliku Arts Festival 2016
Saturday, April, 2 2016
10am – 4pm

‘Come Play, Do Art’ at Windward Community Collegeʻs 5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre plaza and art spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe. The festival is free to the public and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided.

A family friendly event, the Palikū Arts Festival will include two FREE WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre performances of The Magical Pū Stealer written and directed by Moses Goods at Palikū Theatre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“We invite you to ‘come play and do art!’ This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe. We provide free art supplies and guidance, so you and your family can play! And, you can take home whatever you create,” said festival chair and creator Ben Moffat.

The festival’s emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests. WCC art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand (with supplies provided!) to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, poetry and prose.
FREE admission and all art supplies provided.
There's something for everyone and all ages:
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers & ceramics demos with Paul Nash    
  • Boomwhackers music making workshop with Tara Severns
  • Piano open lab
  • Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   
  • Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Stage Combat workshop with Nick Logue Improvisation workshop with Taurie Kinoshita    
  • Screenwriting and Life writing workshops with Desiree Poteet   
  • Poetry workshop with Susan St. John  
  • T-shirt printing – bring a t-shirt or purchase at the festival (more)
  • Jewelry making with Jane Uyetake & Geri Kabei
  • Blue Zones Project art spinners (pedal a bike to spin the paint)
  • Hawaiian arts and crafts with Makanani Sala, Tuti Kanahele and others!
  • Performance of Literature by WCC students with Instructor Linda Shkreli
  • Roaming performers, vignettes from Shakespeare, and much more!
On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including the Royal Hawaiian Band, BYU-Hawaii’s Shaka Steel Band, the Community Handbell Ensemble, the Windward Chorale Society, and other Windward area talent.

Enjoy two FREE performances of a world premiere play Tales of Ko‘olaupoko for the keiki, based on Hawaiian folk tales written and directed by Moses Goods, and performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (40 minutes).

FREE at Gallery ‘Iolani, a new exhibit will feature fine art glass by Hawaii Glass Artists.

IMAGINARIUM (special festival entry fees)
The Hōkūlani Imaginarium offers a family-friendly fulldome show Secrets of the Dragon (1:00 and 1:30 p.m.) with a nominal fee of $3 (runs 11 minutes). Then, at 3:00 p.m. join us for a special presentation of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, a classic rock music and digital graphics extravaganza for special fee of $5 (43 minutes; not for children under age 8).

A first at Palikū Arts Festival: Poetry reading at 2 p.m. featuring threeKundiman Fellows Janine Oshiro, Henry Leung and William Giles. Plus, have fun at the “Haiku Tree,” poetry corner, book sale, and quiet room for parents and children.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing.‘Ono food will be available from India Café, Erin’s Shave Ice, Kaneohe’s Boston Pizza, Mega-Load Burgers, hot dog combos, and coffee, sandwiches, and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop at the WCC library.
For more information, contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chair Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or
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Palikū Theatre provides professional, affordable and captivating arts performances on the Windward side of O'ahu. This modern facility provides exceptional experiences for our community audiences and performers alike.
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