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School of Rock, Jr., 2016
Mary Poppins, 2015
Les Miserables, 2015
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2017
Matilda the Musical, 2019
Newsies, 2018
The Lion King, Jr., 2017

Welcome to Summer Stars 2021!

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Wish Upon a Summer Star!

Ages: 7 – 15
Dates: June 7 – July 3
Times: 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: $460
This program will focus on the triple-threat skills of singing, dancing, and acting with classroom, workshops, and coaching culminating in a final performance inspired by the characters and themes of Disney shows. This Cabaret style format fits well for small groups performing on stage, and also to accommodate a variety of levels and experience from first-time performers gaining their confidence, to experienced performers honing their skills.

Adventure Theatre!

Ages: 7 – 15
Dates: July 6 – 31
Times: 1 pm – 5 pm
Cost: $385

This program will focus on acting and storytelling skills, where the kids will create their own production based on adventure complete with their own mission and obstacles along the way. The resulting performance will be interactive and involve the audience.

The Aristocats, KIDS!

Ages: 9 – 15*
Dates: July 6 – 25
Times: 8 am – 4 pm
Cost: $460

For experienced performers only! This year the program will be unique in that it will be all day from 8 am-4 pm for three weeks. Disney’s The Aristocats, KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns!
*Previous HCT experience required!


Interested in joining our Internship or Youth Production Team in Training programs? Fill out the applications below.


Application deadline, June 4.

Love theatre? Interested in having a fun-filled summer? Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer Stars Intern program is an opportunity to spend your summer immersed in the theatre arts. Interns work closely with HCTs summer stars staff, learning the various ins and outs of putting together a show. Applicants must be ages 15 or older and comfortable working with children. Applicants may pick one or multiple programs to participate in, but must be available for the following dates: 

Wish Upon a Summer Star: June 7th- July 3rd

The Aristocats KIDS!: July 6th- 25th

Adventure Theatre: July 6th- 31st

This is a great opportunity to gain experience with Hawaii Children’s Theatre and earn community service hours!

Youth Production Team in Training

Application deadline, June 4.

Be a part of Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s new summer program, Youth Production Team in Training! HCTs youth production team in training is a selective group of individuals who are ambitious to practice skills in theatre production. Positions of work and study include Costuming, Hair & Makeup, Set design & assembly, and Props. This program allows youths the opportunity to learn production skills from theater professionals and put them to use. No experience is required but is preferred. Participants will be serving as the lead production team for HCTs Summer Stars productions (Wish Upon a Summer Star, The Aristocats, and Adventure Theatre), therefore it is crucial participants have confidence in both their natural and learning abilities.

The Youth Production Team in Training will be meeting In-person at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, tentatively on Mondays and Fridays from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, and must be available to start (also tentatively) Monday, May 17th. Participants must also be available for Performance: July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd/ July 23rd, 24th, & 25th /July 30th & 31st. This program is designed for youths in high school & Middle school who are hardworking, passionate, and artistically exceptional. If this sounds like you, consider applying today!