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Tickets on sale now for ‘Songs for a New World’

By Staff | Oct 22, 2020

“Songs for a New World” features a treasure trove of talented Maui musical theatre performers, including Dylan Bode, Danielle Delaunay and Leighanna Locke.

WAILUKU — With the pandemic shuttering theaters across the world, Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) is turning to live-streaming to bring locally produced theatre to audience members in their homes through a new initiative called Uncommon Stages: New Theatre for a New World.

The first show in the series is the uplifting and inspiring musical “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown. The show will be live-streamed Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. HST.

Directed by MAPA Executive & Artistic Director David C. Johnston with music direction by Robert E. Wills, “Songs for a New World” shares stories about the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of upheaval and extraordinary change. This musical conveys a powerful and poignant message of hope for navigating our troubled times.

“This production is a huge risk for MAPA,” said Johnston, “but we feel compelled to produce a piece of theatre now that can help our community heal. Theatre has always been about telling the stories that bring communities together and offer a pathway and vision for the future. This particular show speaks to the challenges of today and helps us find the courage to push forward into the unknown.”

“Songs for a New World” is produced by MAPA in partnership with The Makana Aloha Foundation. The production also represents the first collaboration in more than a decade for Wailuku’s two theatre organizations; MAPA is renting the Historic Iao Theater from Maui OnStage to film the performances. Live streaming is provided by Fuzzbox Productions, a recording and creative studio based in Lahaina.

Tickets are on sale now at mauiacademy.org. Tickets are $20 per individual, $35 per couple or $50 for a family of three or more.

For more information about the show, including how to support this groundbreaking production, contact Carolyn Wright at 244-8760, extension 221, or carolyn@mauiacademy.org.