UPCOMING EVENTS

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ABOUT THE LEEWARD THEATRE

In the hazy days of 1968, a group of citizens and college administrators gathered together to discuss the idea of a major performing arts venue on the Leeward side of Oahu.  By 1974, their dream had become a reality with the opening of The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College.

 

Located in Pearl City, Hawaii, the Leeward Theatre serves as the only major performing arts center for the Leeward and Central Oahu areas.  Since the Theatre opened its doors in 1974, over 2.4 million people have seen or participated in an event at The Leeward Theatre.  We actively cultivate and maintain a strong commitment to local artists such as Tau Dance Theater, the Hawaii Ballet Theatre, PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company, and the Hawaii Artist Initiative.

 

The focus of The Leeward Theatre is to build community through shared cultural experiences.  We strive to address the needs of our community, and reflect the diverse traditions, challenges and triumphs of our local culture.  We want to create a space where culture can be created and explored – engaged with and empowered.  The work presented on our stage provides a voice to the community where we reside.

ABOUT THE MURAL

Our lobby mural was commissioned by the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Arts in Public Places program.  The work is 23 feet high and 104 feet long.  It took Jean Charlot and his team three months to complete (from February 14 - May 17, 1974).

 

Jean Charlot was a distinguished artist and teacher.  Leeward Community College is very fortunate to have one of his greatest works done in fresco.  It is the largest work he ever did and it reveals his love for Hawai`i and the Hawaiian people.  He was born in Paris in 1989 and lived in Hawai`i from 1949 until his death in 1979.

 

Fresco is the Italian word for "fresh" and in art it is the method of painting on plaster white the plaster is still wet, or "fresh."  In the drying process, the colors amalgamate with the plaster and the painting literally becomes part of the wall.  Jean Charlot was a member of a quartet of muralists who during the 1920 set the standards for their art form.  This creative group included Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco.

PERFORMING ARTS @ LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

If the arts are your passion, Leeward is a great place to explore, study and discover.   Leeward Community College offers students of all ages a range of classes in theatre, dance and music as well as opportunities to perform on the Leeward Theatre stage.  Furthermore, students can purchase tickets to Leeward Theatre productions at a discounted rate.

If you are currently a student of the performing arts at Leeward or if you have been a student here in the past, we want to know more about you!  Use the form to send us your name and email and we will contact you.  We will also give you one free ticket to any mainstage show in our current season to thank you for connecting with us.

ARE YOU A STUDENT OF THE LEEWARD THEATRE?

" THE FIRST STEP -                                              -

THE FIRST STEP TO CONTROLLING YOUR WORLD IS TO CONTROL YOUR CULTURE.

TO MODEL & DEMONSTRATE THE KIND OF WORLD YOU DEMAND TO LIVE IN.

TO WRITE THE BOOKS. MAKE THE MUSIC. SHOOT THE FILMS. PAINT THE ART."

- CHUCK PALAHNINK

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH

ENERGY & DRIVE & TALENT, BUT NOT MONEY

BEFRIEND THE LEEWARD THEATRE

The Beatles once sang, "I get by with a little help from my friends."  Likewise, the Leeward Theatre depends on its true friends

whether they can donate, volunteer, or simply stay in touch.  Learn more about how you can become a Friend of the Leeward Theatre.

"IF WE DO NOT SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS, THEN WE SACRIFICE OUR IMAGINATION ON THE ALTER OF CRUDE REALITY AND WE END UP BELIEVING IN NOTHING

AND HAVING WORTHLESS DREAMS."

-YANN MARTEL, LIFE OF PI

PRESS INFORMATION

RENTING THE LEEWARD THEATRE

RENTAL INQUIRY

CONTACT FOR

RENTAL INFORMATION:

Lehua Simon, Assistant Theatre Manager

P:455-0386 | E: arielles (at) hawaii.edu

RENTAL

FORMS:

APPLICATION

APPROVAL

Receive approval of your application via email along with a cost estimate and further instructions.

TECH MEETING

Following approval, renters must schedule a tech meeting with the theatre staff, submit a 50% deposit and provide a certificate of liability insurance.

EVENT!

Finally, it will be time for the show to go on.  Following your event, you will receive your final bill and asked for a count of attendees.

 

 

 

We are now accepting rental inquiries for Fall 2014 events (August - December 2014).

Follow the steps of our rental process below.

Rental inquires for events in the Spring 2015 (January - June 2015) will be accepted beginning October 20, 2014.

GET IN TOUCH

THE LEEWARD THEATRE OFFICE

THE LEEWARD THEATRE MAILING LISTS

96-045 Ala Ike

Room: TH-207

Pearl City, HI 96782

You are welcome to sign up for the Leeward Theatre's print mail list in order to receive our season brochure at the beginning of each season.  You can also sign up for any of the theatre's four email lists, which are designed to provide you with email notifications about events and opportunities that are most important to you.

Ltheatre (at) hawaii.edu

STAFF

KEMUEL DEMOVILLE

THEATRE MANAGER

LEHUA SIMON

ASST. THEATRE MANAGER

DON RANNEY

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

SARAH WHITEHEAD

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

DIRECTIONS

The most convenient way to visit our Theatre is by automobile.  Google Maps shows that the best route to Leeward CC campus from Honolulu is via Kamehameha Highway, however, we highly suggest that you drive the H1 Highway route and take exit 10 onto Moanalua Road and then follow the signs to Leeward Community College to get to the theatre.   If you get lost and need assistance with finding Leeward Community College, please call 455-0611.

 

PARKING:  The theatre is located on the East/Diamond Head side of the campus.  Parking closest to the theatre can be found by entering the first or third parking lot entrances on Ala Ike road.  If you require handicap accessibility, please enter the first parking lot by taking the first left turn on Ala Ike, immediately before the rock wall sign for Leeward Community College.

office: (808) 455-0380

fax: (808) 455-0384

• tLT Audience eMail List

Receive four emails a year about upcoming events at the theatre

 

• tLT Volunteer eMail List

Receive emails about volunteer opportunities during theatre events

 

• tLT Masterclass eMail List

Receive notification of the theatre's free masterclasses throughout the year

 

• Friends of tLT eMail List

Receive emails about what you can do as a Friend of the Leeward Theatre and to support art & culture in your community

 

(808) 455-0381

kemuel (at) hawaii.edu

(808) 455-0386

lehua (at) hawaii.edu

(808) 455-0383

ranney (at) hawaii.edu

(808) 455-0383

swhitehe (at) hawaii.edu

LEEWARD THEATRE OFFICE

Leeward Community College Theatre

96-045 Ala Ike - Room: TH-207

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

 

phone: (808) 455-0380

fax: (808) 455-0384

 

email: Ltheatre (at) hawaii.edu

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