Step by step

Created by Reiko Ho and the HTY Ensemble

The Show

Taking care of one another and making healthy choices can be fun for the whole family if you take it step by step, together.
Join the Gardener for a whimsical adventure about figuring out what you need to grow. Keiki will dance, laugh, and sing along, while learning about the importance of eating well, being active, and making time for those we love in this original production created especially for our littlest audience members.

Run time: 35 minutes

Health Equity

Health equity exists when all people in a community have the opportunity to achieve their full health potential regardless of race, culture, identity, education, the job they have, disability, or where they live.  This show was commissioned by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division to foster healthy habits for all families and is touring to preschools, elementary schools, and libraries statewide.

This Page

In addition to this live stage production, HTY is also producing a half hour television episode around this subject (coming soon) and a series of educational materials, partner resources and more.   

Show information

Partner information

Educational resources


Order Tickets/Book a Show

The show will run on Oahu also tour Statewide through the end of 2022.  Click for more specific dates and details. For Neighbor Island performances, click Hawaii State Library Shows.


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

Hawaii State Library System

Support this work

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

Educational Resources

We have a lot of resources 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 for you.

Click the green buttons below to listen to songs from the show!

Production Credits

Theatrical Team

Devising Team

Reiko Ho (lead)

Jarren Amian

Serina Dunham

Mattea Mazzella

Hermegildo Tesoro, Jr.


Directed by

Reiko Ho

Performed by

Jarren Amian

Serina Dunham


Lead Artist/Creator

Reiko Ho


Music and Lyrics by

Mattea Mazzella

Jarren Amian

Serina Dunham

Reiko Ho


Costume  and Set Design by

Iris Kim


Prop Design by

Eric West

Iris Kim

Sarah Danvers



HTY would like to extend a special mahalo to Jordan Smith. Without her, this project wouldn’t have been possible.



Check back for more videos and additional information coming soon!