Kahilu Kicks Off Season with Family Fun Day

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As the 2015-2016 season gets ready to rev up, Kahilu Theatre is planning to host a Family Fun Day to celebrate the launch.

The free event, open to the public, will take place on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include a wide array of family fun and entertainment.

Live music, face painting, balloon sculptures,and two stages of shows, along with dance, theatre, and juggling classes will fill the Kahilu Theatre area. During the event, theatre personnel will make special announcements and release brand new information about events scheduled throughout the upcoming season.

Adults won’t be left out of the fun, because beginning at 10 a.m., Moco the Clown and Red Robyn will be at the lobby offering balloon magic and face painting for children and adults.


Juggling lessons and dance workshops are sure to keep the little ones moving as they learn new skills. Cirque ‘Ohana, a new afterschool program at Kahilu, will teach a lesson. The dance workshops will be led by Prince Dance Institute, who will present their own fall program at Kahilu beginning Sept. 9. Workshops will include hip-hop, hula, beginning ballet, and contemporary dance. Both activities will present participants with a preview of the 12 classes offered between Prince Dance Institute and Cirque ‘Ohana.

Music by Life in Pursuit, a three-piece group from the Hamakua coast, will jump on stage between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Chase and Carl Kauhane and longtime friend Ryan Higgins will play laid-back, rhythm-based acoustic rock that brings in some hip-hop, reggae, blues, and pop.

At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Moco the Clown will move over to the main stage and join Kumsa, Isla, members of Cirque ‘Ohana, and students from the Keiki Performing Arts Workshop for a pair of family shows.


Kahilu’s next Family Fun day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21 as the theatre celebrates the Waimea ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute and Festival.

To learn about events, membership, subscriptions, and educational programs at Kahilu Theatre, call the Box Office number at 885-6868.

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