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Ohana Arts presents new musical to commemorate the 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Ohana Arts presents "Peace On Your Wings”, the groundbreaking new musical inspired by the real life story of Sadako Sasaki and her thousand origami cranes, featuring youth ages 6-18 from around the island.  Performances will take place at the historic Hawaii Theatre, and will run from Thursday August 6th-Sunday August 9th for a total of five performances to commemorate the 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances will commence at 7:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances will take place at 2:00 PM.  Performers will include an all star cast of 36 youth from around Oahu between the ages of 6-18.  

Set in post-war, 1950s Japan, the play follows the lives of middle school students in Hiroshima. When one of them falls seriously ill, the children's lives and their tenuous bonds with each other seem to unravel. But one girl's struggle and dreams for a better tomorrow teach the children-and the world-about courage, love and peace. The play's original musical score, written by Ohana Arts' Artistic & Executive Director and composer, Jennifer Taira, and Associate Artistic Director and lyricist, Laurie Rubin, combines modern pop with Japanese influences to create a unique, uplifting, and inspiring show which successfully premiered on Oahu in November 2014, and enjoyed a sold out state-wide tour in January and February of this year.  Due to popular demand, "Peace On Your Wings" is returning to Oahu for an encore run of performances in a completely redesigned production.  After these performances, the production will make its North American debut at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles, co-presented by Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in September, and will travel to Japan for a four-city tour in July and August of 2016.

Tickets for "Peace On Your Wings" are $35 and $25 General/$15 Students and can be purchased at:  http://www.hawaiitheatre.com or by calling (808) 528–0506

For more information, please visit: http://www.peaceonyourwings.com

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