CPAC Re­vives ‘Ok­la­homa’ With Youth­ful Glee This Week­end

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Cas­tle Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter is bring­ing those rowdy Okie characters to the Ron Bright The­atre stage for this week­end only in the new ju­nior ver­sion of the Broad­way mu­si­cal, Ok­la­homa (Kids!).

Di­rected by Karen Meyer, the mu­si­cal in­volves more than 50 stu­dents in grades 5 to 8 from Cas­tle Com­plex schools per­form­ing the wellloved clas­sic songs, dances and com­edy of the orig­i­nal Rodgers & Ham-mer­stein Broad­way play.

Keely Kapu-Hanks of Ahuimanu Ele­men­tary stars as Lau­rey the win­some farm girl, and Isaac Scott of Ben Parker Ele­men­tary plays hand­some cow­boy Curly.

Also in key roles are Ben Parker’s Keawe Quinones, King In­ter­me­di­ate’s Ri­ley Ste­wart, Heeia’s Saoirse Ryhn, Puo­hala’s RavenYoung, Ka­puna­hala’s Oliver de-Clive Lowe and Ka­neohe’s Aisha Yamamoto.

Show­time is 7:30 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, and 3 p.m. Sun­day at the Ka­neohe venue. Tick­ets cost $12 for adults, and $8 for stu­dents, se­niors and ac­tive-duty mil­i­tary.

To re­serve a seat, call 233-5626 or go on­line to

Now in its 50th year and di­rected by Meyer for 11 years, CPAC plans a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion April 7 at the fi­nal per­for­mance of its spring show, How to Suc­ceed in Busi­ness With­out Really Try­ing.

Lau­rey (Keely Kapu-Hanks) and Curly (Isaac Scott) re­hearse a scene to­gether in Cas­tle Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter’s ‘Ok­la­homa!’, a ju­nior ver­sion of the mu­si­cal, with shows for the pub­lic sched­uled for this Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day in Ron Bright The­atre. Photo from Karen Meyer.

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