Happy, sad, sad, happy

By Annie Cusick Wood and the HTY Ensemble

The Show

This sensitive and uplifting play sparks curiosity about the many moods we go through and those feelings that can stick around a little longer than we expect. Created by the team that brought you The Tiny Tree, Sparkle, and Shhhhh the play features original music, delightful characters, and a story sure to awaken the imaginations of young and old alike.


Thank you!

Mahalo to the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division for their support of this show.  With thier help HTY is able to take this show to preschools, elementary schools, and libraries and will produce an episode of The HIway based on this work.

This Page

HTY has created a series of educational materials, videos and more for your use before and after the performance.    

Show information

Educational resources


Partners and Funders

Order Tickets/Book a Show

The show will run on Oahu, then on a Statewide tour Spring 2023.  Click for more specific dates and details.

Educational Resources

We have a lot of resources and materials connected to this show and will be adding more and more as the run continues.  Thank you for your patience as we put these together and get them ready for you.

Production Credits

Created by Annie Cusick Wood and The HTY Ensemble

Directed by Annie Cusick Wood

Devised by Annie Cusick Wood, Karen Kiefer, Serina Dunham, Hermegildo Tesoro, Jr., Jarren Amian

Performed by Jarren Amian, Serina Dunham, Hermenigildo Tesoro, Jr.

Set, Costumes, Prop Design by Karen Kiefer

Music by Daniel Krass

Lighting Design by Chesley Cannon

Additional Costume Construction by Iris Kim and Emily Wright


Funders Include:

Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

Zilber Family Foundation

Paul and Susan King

Support this work

If you would like to support this work or other HTY Projects please contact HTY’s Managing Director, Becky Dunning at manager@htyweb.org.