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In this long-running magic extravaganza, master illusionist John Hirokawa headlines an evening of great music, entertainment and animated special effects. Performed in the 700-seat showroom in the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, this show has across-the-board appeal, attracting visitors and Honolulu residents. Call for reservations.
For large events, this complex is surely Honolulu's most popular entertainment venue. It is comprised of three sections: the sophisticated Concert Hall, the newly renovated Exhibition Hall and the versatile Arena, which can seat more than 5000 people. Through the years the Center has hosted thousands of events, from the Hawaii State Opera to Stars on Ice to Van Halen. With its prime location, extensive facilities and cutting-edge sound and light equipment, it's no wonder that the Blaisdell Center is a favorite venue for local, national and international performers.
Home to the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theatre, this concert hall is the best exponent of performing arts in Honolulu. Located within the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, it can comfortably accommodate 2000 guests. It has witnessed a variety of Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago and Cats. It has a state-of-the-art sound and lights system and you can reserve your tickets through the website.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is the only professional theater in Hawaii. It caters to the young and restless crowd that has untapped potential. The theater reaches vast audiences from different backgrounds and ensures that the relevant social messages reach them. Plays, classes, activities and workshops are organized to assist the educators and families, with the sole aim of making today's generation culturally literate and develop an ability to tackle the issues faced in the real world. Honolulu Theatre for Youth really develops a socially aware talent pool.
Kumu Kahua Theater, fondly nicknamed as 'Kumu,' is a community theater set up to provide a platform to the Hawaiian talent. Founded by professor Dennis Carroll to promote experimental theater, this 100-seat theater produces plays with local themes and tales. Artists, directors, designers and the entire cast and crew comprises only of locals. Apart from plays, it also hosts classes and workshops to improve acting and writing skills. Explore the creative side of Hawaii and drop in to watch a play. Do check the website for updated show dates.
This is one of two major ballet companies on Honolulu. Through school tours and training programs, the company promotes the classical dance discipline within the community. Its major productions, which include an annual production of The Nutcracker with the Honolulu Symphony, draw crowds numbering in the thousands. Guest stars, master teachers and entire guest companies from around the world have shared their skill with the company, making Honolulu's performing arts scene even better than ever.