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Facing Future: The Kahilu Theatre Reemerges to Serve the Community

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Waimea on Hawai’i Island is a two traffic light town with a history of ranching and actually, quite a lot of theater. Richard Smart, sole heir to the Parker Ranch, was a singer and dancer who had performed on Broadway, for example with Carol Channing, as well as around the world. He built a fine theater in Waimea, the Kahilu, which thrived, then struggled along until closing its doors last summer. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the Kahilu Theatre’s reemergence.

Online tickets are now available for the Kahilu Theatre’s new season. Find more information on their website.

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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