The UH Hilo Performing Arts Department announces auditions for Hilo: Da Musical, on Monday and Wednesday, January 19 and 21 promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. on the Performing Arts Center stage. Rehearsals begin the last week of January and the show will run for one weekend, April 16-19.
The musical was written by UHH drama professor, Jackie Pualani Johnson, for college-age and older actors. Copies of the script can be perused in the back hallway of the Performing Arts Center beginning January 7.
The story centers around H?k? and his sister Leinani, and their best friend, “Choke,” college students who go on a search through Hilo’s famous landmarks and activities. Several characters speak Pidgin English, others speak Hawaiian, and everyone sings.
Secondary leads include Police Sargent K?n?wai, who has a double life as a celebrity; a mysterious character, Wahine ‘Ula’Ula; and two visitors from worlds beyond. Chorus members will play multiple characters and an ensemble of singing ladies will share musical antics.
No experience is necessary. Songs will be taught at auditions to test vocal range and style. It is advised that all wear local-style clothing that allows movement.