Hawaii Tribune-Herald Island Beat Thursday, April 27, 2017 11 Advance Tickets: General: $20 Side Reserved: $25 Cntr. Reserved: $30 Stop by the box office or call 934-7010, M-F, 10am-3pm TICKET SALE DAY SAT ~ MAY 6 ~ 10am-noon ~ $50 at MEHANA BREWERY on East Kawili Street ONLINE Tickets ~ SUN ~ MAY 7 at www.hilobrewfest.com Over 70 Craft Brews... Which ones will you pick? lyrics would make a great opening song for a show. “The Beatles just have a huge catalog of music that has been so important in our history and has been so inspiring to so many people throughout the world,” she says. “I also think what they sang about is still so relevant to what’s going on today. Their lyrics are powerful and speak to a lot of situations we are dealing with in the world.” “Beatlemania” will feature 24 songs by the Beatles, including, “Let it Be,” “Twist and Shout” and “All You Need is Love.” PPAC staff and parents built a big yellow submarine out of cardboard for the keiki tap and ballet class that will blow bubbles and light up for the classic song, “Yellow Submarine,” and a solo ballet pointe performance to the Beatles’ “Blackbird.” The keiki jazz class will arrive in a clown car dressed as clowns for the song, “When I’m Sixty Four” and there will be a popping and break-dancing number to the song, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” “We are incorporating a lot more advanced dancers in this show, and I’m excited for our younger dancers to get to see them dance,” Schlosser says. “That’s what inspired me when I was a girl was watching the older kids and adults wear costumes you want to wear and do moves that you want to learn to do, too.” Keiki in the Anuenue Children’s Chorus, led by director Lisa Taylor, will be accompanied by the Puna Men’s Chorus and the a cappella women’s group, Harmony on Tap. Jennie Kaneshiro also will sing “Yesterday” live with violinist Molly Russell and guitarist Jeremy Taylor. Taylor says this show also offers a great opportunity for children to sing and perform alongside the two adult groups with a live band. There are 13 keiki in the Anuenue Children’s Chorus ages 7 to 12 who will perform a medley of Beatles songs for the opening and closing numbers. “Beatles songs are timeless,” Taylor says. “The children immediately want to jump up and sing their hearts out. The song we are doing for our closing number not only culminates in the vision of PPAC to combine singing, dancing and acting, but it also shows the heart of the company.” Schlosser says she started PPAC because she wanted to have a place in Hilo that provided all aspects of performance art in one place. “There are so many wonderful programs on this side of the island already, but I noticed there are a lot of kids who want to do all three. So I opened PPAC for the purpose of providing a place that had it all in one program and where the teachers — I have 16 — could collaborate and tie everything together in a single performance.” Schlosser adds that she has been pleasantly surprised with the level of interest from the start. “Doing something new is always scary,” she says. “But I think there is a lot to learn about life from any art form. We hope ‘Beatlemania’ will be a really uplifting, feel-good show. All the teachers at PPAC are really passionate about what we do and we hope to carry that on to the young children here.” Email Katie Young Yamanaka at BIVHawaii@gmail.com. PPA From page 2 Courtesy photo PPAC staff and parents built a submarine out of cardboard for the keiki tap and ballet class that will blow bubbles and light up for the classic song, “Yellow Submarine.” ‘BEATLEMANIA’ When: 3 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 2 p.m. Where: Palace Theater. Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 for students, seniors and children 12 and younger, available at the Palace Theater box office from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by phone with a credit card at 934-7010. Tickets also are available at Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman Street, No. 104, in Hilo, and Basically Books.
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