Ohana Arts, in partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Theatre & Dance presents the 2020 Summer Festival and School this June and July.  The program provides a unique opportunity for students ages 5-18 to study with world-class faculty and guest artists from around the country in music, dance, and drama through intensive 3, 4, and 6-week programs.




For students completing grades K-2

June 15th-July 12th, 2020


Mon.-Fri. from 8:00am-11:30am (Ending times may vary during the final week of July 6th to prepare for performances the weekend of July 10th-12th, 2020).

Tuition and Fees $1250

The Musical Theatre Production Workshop is a 4-week program open to students completing grades K-2 as of June 2020. 

This new program is designed to give young students a hands-on introduction to the world of musical theatre.  Students will learn basic skills in the performing arts, to include fundamentals in acting, dance and music.  The program emphasizes the development of important life skills including teamwork, communication, self-expression, and poise.  Students who participate in this program will experience the full rehearsal process leading up to four performances of a fully staged musical, "FROG AND TOAD KIDS" (tentative) on July 10th-12th, 2020.


Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 15th, 2020.


Placement Auditions:  Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program.  These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status.   Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April.


May 9th - Placement Auditions for all registered students

May 15th - Tuition Balance Due

May 17th - Call Back Auditions 

June 14th - Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting

June 15th - Program Begins

July 10th-12th -  Musical Theatre Production ("FROG AND TOAD KIDS") Performances


*Registration opens in early February

(PARTIAL LIST - Please check back for updates)



When not in classes or rehearsals, Ohana Arts students have many options for socializing and fun.  Students can participate in camp-wide activities such as movie nights, weekly open mic/coffeehouses, relays and games, ice cream socials and more.  Students in the academy programs will have the opportunity to explore some of Oahu's most beautiful sites on "Wind Down Wednesday" and "Sightseeing Sunday" excursions.  

Typical excursions may include:

Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

Lanikai/Kailua Beach

Sea Life Park

Hanauma Bay

Kuualoa Ranch

Haleiwa Town/Waimea Bay

Waimea Valley

Dole Cannery

Waikiki Beach Walk & Fireworks

Ala Moana Center

Pearl Harbor

Iolani Palace

Waialua Obon Festival

Secret Island

Kaneohe Sandbar Island



Please note:  Ohana Arts will not be able to provide dorm access for the 2020 Summer Session.  

Ohana Arts students will be assigned to a double room with a roommate in one of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa dormitories.   Our dedicated residential staff includes a director of residential life, live-in nurses, and a team of energetic counselors who will work together to create a fun and safe living environment for students living away from home.  Counselors will assist students with developing independent living skills while they are away such as doing regular laundry, keeping their room tidy, daily personal care, getting enough rest and eating healthily.  

Students this year will be staying in Hale Aloha, the University of Hawaii at Manoa “freshman” dorm.  Each double room has two extra-long twin beds, two desks, two closets, and two dressers.


Students will eat breakfast and dinners in the dormitory dining hall and lunch at Kennedy Theatre through the Ohana Arts caterer.  Dining hall options are wide-ranging and include gluten-free and vegan options at every meal.



Please download the PDF Calendar

for your selected program

(The master Google Calendar below will update at a later date):

6-Week Musical Theatre Intensive Program (Gr. 3-8)/Pre-College Academy (Gr. 9-12)

3-Week Musical Theatre Techniques Workshop (Gr. 3-8) & Pre-College (Gr. 9-12)

Musical Theatre Production Workshop, 3-Weeks, Gr.3-12

6-Week Musical Theatre Production Workshop (Afternoons-Only) Gr.8-12

Junior Musical Theatre Production Workshop, 4-Weeks, Gr.K-2



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