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Friday, July 9, 2010

Lisa Matsumoto's "Once Upon One Time" Opens Tonight at Manoa Valley Theatre

Book and lyrics by Lisa Matsumoto
Music by Paul Palmore
Additional songs by Roslyn Catracchia

July 8 - August 8

(From press release)
The Po‘okela Award recognized musical comedy by Hawaii playwright Lisa Matsumoto adapts and intertwines familiar fairy tales into a fun Hawaiian-kine fantasy for the whole family. The action takes place in a mythical local kingdom where outrageous characters meet for one crazy, kapakahi adventure. Characters include Noelani an da Six Menehunes (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Kekoa and Maile (Hansel and Gretel), Red Rose Haku (Little Red Riding Hood), Da Keed Who Wen Cry Mongoose (The Boy Who Cried Wolf), and many more.

     Guest Director is Elitei Tatafu, Jr., Guest Music Director is Roslyn Catraccia, Guest Choreographer is Katherine L. Jones. Book and lyrics are by Lisa Matsumoto, music is by Paul Palmore, additional songs are by Roslyn Catracchia and orchestrations are by David Kauahikaua.

 To purchase tickets, call 808-988-6131 or buy online at

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