A Walk into the Past Resumes!

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KDEN’s Living History program “A Walk into the Past” resumes Tuesday, November 11. Meet Dr Thomas Jaggar (portrayed by Dick Hershberger) and find out what drew him to the edge of Kilauea to study volcanoes. The show will repeat every other Tuesday, with performances at 10 am, noon, and 2 pm. Meet at Kilauea Visitor’s Center and you will be escorted to the Whitney Vault, home of the original seismograph. The performance is free, but park entrance fees apply. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Cast List: Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Here it is, folks! The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Amahl – Emerson Aynessazian
Mother – Sherri Thal
King Kaspar – Andy Colberg
King Melchior – Tim Oldfather
King Balthazar – Dick Hershberger
The Page – Joy Sever
Shepherd Chorus – Arlene Araki, Thais DaRosa, Bonnie Chock Burke, Joanna Savage, Christopher Tomich, Stephen Bond (Dancer A), Dillon Matthew-Gilmore (Dancer A), Nathan Ducasse (Dancer B), Miriam Moylan (Dancer B)

There will be more chorus added.

KDEN Celebrates its 12th Birthday

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Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) will celebrate its 12th birthday on Saturday, June 14 at the Hilo Town Tavern from 6 – 9:30pm. The celebration will include; “Pedjioke” with KDEN’s music director Pedro Ka’awaloa, a performance by local band Roach In The Amp aka R.I.T.A., and a raffle. Tickets are $10 at the door. The money raised will help this summer’s musical, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Ruddigore”.
Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) is a nonprofit community theater organization whose goal it is to foster quality Community Theater. The group seek to enrich and unite our community through involvement in the performing arts. KDEN produces 2 shows per year; a winter production and a summer musical at KMC’s Kilauea Theater, sponsors the Volcano Festival Chorus and presents a living history program “A Walk Into the Past” in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Some of the musicals KDEN has produced include the winter’s “Once Upon A Mattress”, last summer’s “Beauty and the Beast” as well as “Nunsense”, Cinderella”, “Peter Pan”, “Man of La Mancha”, and 4 other Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
The raffle will feature a Body Glove Cruise for 2, photographs from Britten Traughber, a beaded clutch from the 40’s and a few other fun items. Roach In The Amp aka R.I.T.A. consists of 10 members including board member Karen Blue on bass. “Pedjioke” features Kaawaloa on the piano as members of the KDEN ‘ohana sing favorite Broadway tunes (sort of like karaoke). This will be Kaawaloa’s last hurrah with KDEN as he is moving to New York the next week.
For more information call 982-7344, email Suzi or visit our Facebook page.

Cast List: Ruddigore

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And here it is. Drum roll please…..

Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd – Byron Karr
Richard Dauntless – Chris Tomich
Sir Despard Murgatroyd – Stephen Bond
Old Adam Goodheart – Paul Porter
Rose Maybud – Corey Yester
Mad Margaret – Stephanie Becher
Dame Hannah – Kathy Frankovic
Zorah – Kait Wilson
Ruth – Mimi Tincher
Sir Roderick Murgatroyd – Dick Hershberger

GHOSTS/OFFICERS (Specific roles to be designated)
Lauris Aragon-Mata
Arlene Araki
Andy Colberg
Erin Gallagher
Walter Greenwood
Galen Larson
Elizabeth Mulliken
Kathy Mulliken
Dawn Pelletier
Helie Rock
Mike Stevens

PROFESSIONAL BRIDESMAIDS
Simone Alexa
Aislinn Carroll
Jessie Coney
Allison Cornett
Katie Kluzak
Hayley Pereira
Asia Ring
Teagan Rutkowski
Brianna Tucker-Archie
Emma Tunison

Professional Flower Girl – Elizabeth Young
Ring Bearer – Sawyer Becher

Auditions: Ruddigore

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Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) announces auditions for their annual summer musical. This summer they will present their 5th Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Ruddigore”. The auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 19 & 20 at 6:30 pm at the Kilauea Theater in the Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. KDEN is looking for people of all ages to participate. Come prepared to sing, dance and possibly read scenes from the script. Show dates are July 11 – 27, 2014.
As with all Gilbert and Sullivan, the stories all revolve around duty and doing what is expected. This cast of characters consists of mortals and ghosts; officers, ancestors, villagers, and professional bridesmaids. There are lead roles for 5 men and 4 women.
The show will be directed by Suzi Bond, with vocal direction by Chris Tomich.
For more information call 982-7344, email Suzi's email or check out KDEN’s Facebook page.

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