Holiday Heist Hullabaloo

A VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th
3:00-4:30 PM HST
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Ohana Arts invites you to attend "Holiday Heist Hullabaloo", a one-of-a-kind virtual interactive theatrical experience for the whole family!

 

Everyone wonders what goes on behind the scenes at the North Pole. Well, now is your chance to find out! Every year, Santa hosts a send-off party on Christmas Eve which ends in the unveiling of the spectacular sleigh filled with presents for children around the world. This year, you are invited to witness this grand tradition. However, as Santa’s guest of honor, your job is more involved than simply to dine on oatmeal and glittter with Blitzen, or to feast on milk and cookies with Mrs. Claus. Santa’s presents are not only the centerpiece of this event, but they contain the hearts and souls of children worldwide. Without them, Christmas would be ruined! We received a tip-off that one of Santa’s trusted friends might have it in for Santa. Maybe he or she faced a childhood disappointment on Christmas that scarred them for life, or maybe he or she is jumping at the chance to take Santa’s job. This is your opportunity to save Christmas! 

TICKETS: In the spirit of the holiday season, there is no set ticket charge for this event, however, Ohana Arts invites you to make any contribution you are able to when reserving tickets for this event. In order to continue providing high-caliber educational oppportunities in the performing arts for youth, Ohana Arts relies heavily on the support from our community. No donation is too small.

Ohana Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and engage people through high caliber educational and professional arts programs, and to cultivate an international family (Ohana) in the Pacific by promoting world friendship and peace through the universal language of the arts. 

MEET THE CAST

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REID CHUNG

Santa Claus

Reid is delighted to reprise his role as Santa Claus (in person) which he plays each year by purchasing gifts and bringing joy to his friends and family.  When not spreading the holiday cheer, he can be found toiling away in his workshop helping good boys and girls with their money.  Reid would like to thank his wife and sister-in-law for the opportunity to spread his acting wings. 

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SUSAN HAWES

Mrs. Claus

Susan is a proud Ohana Arts Mama to 2020 alumnus, Henry Hawes. She has appeared on stage at DHT, with the I'm A Bright Kid Foundation, with HTY, and she's a regular player with Improv Hawaii. Susan has written, directed and/or performed in the annual Hawai’i Sketch Comedy Festival for the last 4 years. She is currently teaching 3rd grade in Mililani where she lives with her husband Andy, son Calvin, and daughter Josie.

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LIZ PICCOLI

Snow Queen

Liz Piccoli- SDC Director/Choreographer- Select previous credits

include: Director/Choreographer/Dramaturg for Spandex the Musical- Off-Broadway NYC and in Minneapolis (www.spandexmusical.com,) Spandex the Musical is currently in production to be turned into an audio musical with Kai Harada (Wicked.)  Liz was the former SDC Observer for Lysistrata Jones which transferred to Broadway, Director/Choreographer for Billy Elliot at the Axelrod Theater (Outstanding Choreography Perry Award Nomination 2017) and Assistant Choreographer for the TV Land Awards with Liza Minnelli.  She has also choreographed operas for Bare Opera in NYC and Solo Canto in Milan and recently choreographed Miss Saigon at the University of HI, in Oahu for Ohana Arts.  Liz is presently working as a Director and Dramaturg for several new musicals virtually, DORA, The MAGIC Box and Noble Family produced by Jim Kierstead.   She also currently instructs dance workshops in contemporary, jazz and musical theater via Zoom as well as choreographing the Ohana Arts new Zoomsical, Dear Edwina!   Liz loves being a part of the Ohana Arts creative Family.  www.lizpiccoli.com

RACHEL FAITH

Head Elf

Rachel Faith is a Class of 2020 Graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy.   She has been involved in performing arts since 6 years old, and has starred in over 30 musicals including Ohana Arts' Peace On Your Wings (2.0).   Last year, she won as Hawaii's Island Idol and received the Silver ticket to American Idol.  She is also the 2020 Hawaii Stars Grand Champion and a Koaloha Ukulele Artist.  @rachel.studios

ASHLEY ELLER

Blitzen

Ashley Eller is 17 years old and a senior at West High School.  Ashley has performed in many musical theatre productions at Ohana Arts, including the Lion King Jr. as Timon, Into the Woods as Little Red Riding Hood, and in CATS as Grizabella.  Ashley is so excited to be joining Ohana Arts for their winter holiday virutal show.

BAILEY MURPHY

Yennifer Yeti

Bailey Murphy is a recent graduate of Auburn University with a degree in theatre. She currently teaches middle school theatre in San Antonio, TX with Democracy Prep public schools. She is excited to be apart of Holiday Heist because she loves getting to work with Ohana Arts. 

SARAH DANVERS

Narrator

Sarah has been a Group Manager at Ohana Arts since 2017 and is currently working at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth as the head editor for their television show The Hi-Way.  Performer, comediene, stage manager, techie; the only thing she can't do is sing and dance.  Fortunately, none of those are required for this virtual mystery!

SEBASTIAN YOUNG

Elf

Sebastián Young is currently a junior attending Archbishop Mitty High School in San José, California where he is involved in Speech and Debate, Performing Arts, Advocacy, the sketch comedy team, Pardon My French, and is co-president of the Latinx Student Union. When he is not memorizing lines for online Shakespeare performances with his school, via Zoom, Sebastián enjoys studying voice and playing piano during this pandemic. He considers himself fortunate to continue to find ways to be creative. Sebastián is extremely grateful to join in Ohana Arts's holiday fun. He hopes you are as excited to participate in the holiday heist as he!

TEGAN LEONG

Elf

Tegan Leong is currently a high school sophomore at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California. She was first introduced to Ohana Arts through the Bay Area tour of Peace on Your Wings, where she played Setsuko, and has been a big fan ever since. Besides theatre, she enjoys video editing, digital art, playing the ukulele, and eating way too much cheese in her spare time. (<-- you can cut that line if it's too long) Thank you to Ms. Jenny and Ms. Audrey for the opportunity, and for helping Tegan realize her lifelong dreams of becoming an elf!

LEXI SCARBROUGH

Elf

Lexi Scarbrough is from Arab, Alabama and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Auburn University last spring (war Eagle!). Lexi has worked with Ohana Arts the past 2 summers and has loved helping develop the online fall semester as a group manager.

HOKU HACKWORTH

Elf

Hoku Hackworth is a current Windward Community College student and group manager of Ohana Arts. She is also an alumni of Ohana Arts, performing in 13 the musical, Little shop of horrors, and In the Heights. She is a former cast member of Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa.