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October 22, 2018

Honolulu Theatre For Youth's SHOCKA Will Electrify Hilo

Categories: Energy | Sponsorships

Published in Broadway World on October 22, 2018

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's SHOCKA: The Story of Energy & Hawaii is currently touring the neighbor islands and will have one public performance at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm. SHOCKA completes a three part series of original musical theatre productions exploring topics important to Hawaii's keiki. Following the company's exploration of local food and water, SHOCKA focuses on Hawaii's energy future. From the energy that fuels our bodies to how we power our electrical grid this sci-fi rock musical educates and entertains audiences of all ages. "One of our most important roles as an organization is to include young people in the conversations that are shaping their future and there is nothing more impactful to our future in Hawaii right now than energy" says HTY's Artistic Director, Eric Johnson. SHOCKA will have audiences dancing in their seats while transforming them into the Energy Stars our future needs!

Mahalo to our sponsors across the islands who are supporting the touring production of SHOCKA: The Story of Energy & Hawaii; Hawaii Electric Light, Hawaii Energy, Hawaii State Department of Health, Johnson Ohana Foundation, Kaiser Permamente, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Makana Aloha Foundation, Maui Electric, and Ulupono Initiative. These organizations each bring an in depth and unique point of view relating to the science, cultural understanding, and specific challenges we face with energy in Hawaii.

The production was created by the HTY company and features HTY Company Actors Sean-Joseph Choo, Jocelyn Ishihara, Matthew Mazzella, and Junior Tesoro. Directed by Eric Johnson, Set Design Eric West, Costume Design Iris Kim, light design Brian Gilhooly, Sound Design Matthew Mazzella and Sean-Joseph Choo.

SHOCKA: The Story of Energy & Hawaii will be at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center for one public performance on Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm. All seats are $10. Tickets can be purchased online at htyweb.org or by calling 839-9885 x720.