The Amy Hānaiali’i and Willie K Holiday Show celebrates the true spirit of the holidays
HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2015) Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winners and GRAMMY Award-nominees Amy Hānaiali’i and Willie K are gearing up to celebrate the holidays with three shows at Hawaii Theatre Center onFriday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.
Amy Hānaiali’i and Willie K will share their unique brand of musical artistry, featuring holiday classics and songs from their recently-released Amy and Willie K Reunion album – highlighting the wide-ranging versatility that showcases their diverse musical backgrounds. Highlights promise to be Willie K’s version of “O’ Holy Night” and songs from Amy Hānaiali’i’s A Hawaiian Christmas album.
With Rodney Villaneuva as Master of Ceremonies, the Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K Holiday Show also features hula guests Miss Aloha Hula Jasmine Kaleihiwa Dunlap of Halau ‘O Kamuela; Miss Keiki Hula Faith Paredes of Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi; and Master Keiki Hula Inoalani Aloiau of Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi. Tickets are on sale now and start from $22. Call the Box Office for best ticket prices:(808) 528-0506. Discounts available for students, military, youth/keiki, seniors and Hawaii Theatre members. Learn more at www.hawaiitheatre.com.
Singer-songwriter, Amy Hānaiali’i remains Hawai’i’s top selling female vocalist of all time. Hānaiali’i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgements, including five GRAMMY nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Guitar virtuoso Willie K has been entertaining audiences with his music since the age of 10. One of Hawaii’s most versatile talents, Willie K performs myriad musical genres, including Hawaiian, jazz, blues, reggae, rock, country, and even opera.
Stunning, original 30-foot backdrops created by artist Meleanna Meyer will illuminate the Hawaii Theatre Center stage for the Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K Holiday Show. The backdrops are the result of a new collaborative program between Hawaii Theatre Center and The Arts at Marks Garage that pairs local teens with professional artists to create backdrops for Hawaii Theatre Center events. This fall, teens in the after-school program, The Big Time Painting Workshop, have had the opportunity to work with mentor artists including Solomon Enos and Carl Pao. To date, their artwork has graced the stage for two Hawaii Theatre Center concerts, including The Rough Riders – Henry Kapono, John Cruz and Brother Noland – as well as Makana’s tribute to slack key guitar legend Sonny Chillingworth.
COMING SOON TO HAWAII THEATRE CENTER:
Kuana Torres Kahele
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4 p.m.: Tickets start from $45.
Award-winning composer and performing artist Kuana Torres Kahele brings you an enchanted evening filled with Hawaiian music and Hula. Featuring new original music for Kaua’i, Maui, Niihau and Hawaii Island from Kuana’s bestselling Music for the Hawaiian Islands series, local halau will also perform hula specially choreographed for the evening. Don’t miss this lei-filled event as we pay homage to everyone’s favorite floral garlands with a historic fresh lei parade. Ticket price includes a copy of Kuana’s “Make Lei” instructional DVD.
Marcia Ball & Johnny Nicholas Blues Band
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.: Tickets start from $37
Piano-pounding songstress Marcia Ball, with her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, soulful ballads and Gulf Coast blues, is joined by Johnny Nicholas, a consummate ax-wielding guitarist and one of America’s best bluesmen, accompanied by his full band. Let the good times roll!
- Tickets are on sale now at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office by calling 808-528-0506 during business hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. , or www.hawaiitheatre.com.
- A $3 Theatre Restoration Fee is applied to all ticket sales at Hawaii Theatre.
- The Hawaii Theatre recognizes the special needs of some of our patrons. When ordering tickets, please make any special seating needs you have known to the representative assisting you with your order.
- The Hawaii Theatre is located at 1130 Bethel Street in downtown Honolulu.
- Schedule subject to change without notice. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
About Hawaii Theatre Center
The Hawaii Theatre Center was established in 1984 as a private nonprofit organization to restore and operate the historic Hawaii Theatre as a multi-purpose performance facility for artistic, cultural, entertainment and educational events and to promote the redevelopment of the downtown Honolulu/Chinatown area. Opened on September 6, 1922 as the flagship of Consolidated Amusement Company, the 1,400-seat Hawaii Theatre is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It reopened in 1996 after an extensive restoration and has been recognized by the League of Historic American Theatre as the 2005 Outstanding Historic Theatre in America. In 2006, Hawaii Theatre Center received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To learn more, visit www.hawaiitheatre.com.
Hawaii Theatre Center extends its deepest thanks to our Season Sponsor, the family of Starwood Hotels in Waikiki including the Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Waikiki and Princess Kaiulani. Hawaii Theatre Center is also sponsored in part by the Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Springs, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Ocean Vodka, Aloha Graphics, Hawaii Public Radio and the City & County of Honolulu.