HTY is thrilled to announce it’s 2017-2018 season


“The Power of People” is the theme of the 2017-2018 season at Honolulu Theatre for Youth.  Kicking off in August, the season will feature eight inspiring stories created for Hawaii families.  Artistic Director Eric Johnson says, “This season we will journey to ancient China, re-examine the modern ohana and explore underwater worlds.  What these stories of perseverance, ingenuity, empathy and understanding have in common is that each play celebrates our most precious resource, each other.”

Leading off this season will be a play created by HTY company member Alvin Chan, who thrilled audiences with Anime Momotaro and A Korean Cinderella and has now written an original retelling of the ultimate “girl-power” tale, The Ballad of Mu Lan.  The season continues with electrifying original works by TeAda Productions, Annie Cusick Wood, Lee Cataluna, Moses Goods and Kathleen Doyle.

The final show of the season will be the much anticipated musical theatre experience, Shocka: The Story of Energy in Hawaii.  This original musical will be the third in HTY’s acclaimed series of multi-partner collaborations that included GRINDS and H20.

From the tiniest preschool patrons to our kupuna, the 2017-2018 HTY season promises to delight audiences with the hope and promise of the people, cultures and community that surround us.  (A complete listing of plays, dates and times follows below.)

HTY is honored to announce that we are now an official Blue Star Theatre offering discounts to our military families.  For more information visit our website.

Season tickets for the entire eight-play season are $120 for adults (age 19-59), $65 for youth (18 and under) and $95 for seniors (60+), and are on sale now.  A Pick Six package is also available.  Single tickets are $20, $10, and $15, respectively.

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

To learn more please visit our PLAYS page.  See you at the theatre!