“Bring It!” open mic and “Pai‘ea” opera at Kahilu Theatre this Friday, Saturday
Kahilu Theatre on the North Shore of the Big Island has brought “Bring It! Hawai‘i” back.
“Bring It! Hawai‘i” is an all-original open mic highlighting the community, creativity and inspiration of the North Hawaiʻi arts scene. Monthly performances are held Friday nights in the Kahilu Theatre’s Mike Luce Studio; this month’s performance is this July 7 at 7 p.m.
“Bring It!” is an uncensored open stage for original performance pieces by writers/creators (adults 21 years of age and older). “Bring It!” is a local community volunteer-run non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a performance venue to support and encourage adult writers/creators of performance art in the local community and beyond.
Admission is $10 cash at the door. For more information and updates, visit the Bring It! Facebook page.
This Saturday, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i High School presents “Pai‘ea,” a glam-rock opera, this Saturday at Kahilu Theatre for one performance only, at 7 p.m.
Presented in Hawaiian, “Pai‘ea” tells the story of the early life, tests, and battles of Kamehameha I, the chief who united the Hawaiian Islands and became their king. The opera depicts his birth, his lifting of the sacred Naha stone and the Battle of Moku’ōhai, which pitted Kamehameha against his cousin Kīwalaʻō, the heir to the kingdom.
“Paiʻea” will travel to Scotland this summer, where it will be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the worldʻs largest performing arts festival.
Adult tickets are $20, children under 17 $10. View in-person tickets here.