The Arts

Drama and Theatre

Theatre has a long history at Punahou.

Though the Drama Department was officially formed in 1986, theatrical productions have been a part of Punahou curricular or co-curricular activities since its founding in 1841.
  • In K – 5, theatre is incorporated into chapel productions, with the direction of drama faculty.
  • In grades 6 – 8, drama, musical theatre, improvisation and technical theatre electives become available.
  • The Academy (grades 9 – 12) theatre courses include varied topics in acting, musical theatre and technical theatre, and fulfill the graduation requirement of two credits in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Punahou Theatre Presents Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT Young@Part”
Inspired by the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this middle school adaptation of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Come be delighted by the outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining adventures of King Arthur, the Lady of the Lake, and a hilarious cast of characters as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life!”

Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 
at 7 p.m
The show will be most enjoyed by students in grade 4 and above.
Ticket prices range from $5 – $20.

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Young@Part Book and lyrics by Music by Eric Idle John Du Prez & Eric Idle. A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment

Young@Part Edition adapted by Marc Tumminelli and originally workshop at Broadway Workshop in NYC.

Theatrical Productions

Each year the Theatre Department produces several mainstage and black box productions. Students in Jr. School and Academy are invited to open auditions for Junior School, Academy or All-School plays and musicals. Rehearsals generally take place after school and select weekends. Support for all productions comes from a team of professional directors and designers, as well as a robust volunteer crew.

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    Special events include Senior Variety Show, Drama Workshop productions and several chapel dramatic presentations.

    Drama Workshop productions are curricular Academy shows produced in an intimate theater that seats 60 people. An Academy student can be in a Drama Workshop production by enrolling in the Theatre Performance class, or by producing a show on their own, through the Independent Study Program of the Theatre Department. Every year (depending on enrollment) the Theatre Performance class produces between one and three full-length plays or musicals.

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