There are generally two main Dillingham Hall stage co-curricular productions every year, depending upon the theatre season. Academy and Middle School productions audition two to three months before a show opens, and any student (of each particular school) can audition, if their after school schedules permit.
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.
Into the Woods
November 9 – 17, 2018
Inspired by psychological explorations of the Grimm Brothers’ dark collection of fairy tales, Sondheim and Lapine built a fantastic, musicalized universe where our favorite characters – Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red, Jack (and his beanstalk) – all collide with one another’s journeys.
At first, these classic, child-like stories seem fun and fancy free – spells are cast and wishes are granted – but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them all with disastrous results. As hard life lessons inevitably fall upon each, they all are forced to grow up quickly if they want to survive.
Punahou is thrilled to return to this timeless musical with a grown-up interpretation, both immersive and imaginative, that is sure to be the most freshly original production that actors and audiences alike have yet to experience.
Parental guidance suggested for young children due to mildly scary moments and mature themes.