Theatre for Every Family

Fernando Pacheco
October 12, 2017

Keeping your child seated for a theater performance can be a challenge. It’s not long before they start to squirm in their seat or heaven forbid, talk aloud to the actors. Fortunately there’s Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY), producing plays geared especially for our keiki in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Founded in 1955, HTY has reached over five million people through its performances and drama educational programs.  One of its newest programs is called “HTY for Every Family,” offering pay-what-you-can performances for selected productions from their 2017-2018 season.

The program was announced last month in hopes of opening theatre doors for all of Hawaii’s families. “HTY for Every Family” aligns with HTY’s vision: to secure a future for Hawaii’s youth where theatre and the arts are included in every child’s life. With the arts securely in place for our keiki, the stage is set for them to use imagination in becoming critical thinkers and inventive problem solvers.

Photos courtesy of Honolulu Theatre for Youth

The theme for their 2017-2018 season is “The Power of People: Plays for the entire family.”

“HTY for Every Family” performance dates:

•    Masters of the Currents, Saturday October 14 @ 7:00pm
•    Extraordinary Stories from an Ordinary Ohana, Saturday December 9 @11:00am
•    The Red Balloon, Saturday January 27 @ 11:00am
•    Shocka: The Story of Energy in Hawaii, Saturday May 5 @ 11:00am

Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre is located at 229 Queen Emma Square on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. For more information, to receive a season brochure, order tickets, or learn more about HTY’s educational programing, call 808-839-9885 or visit:

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