Po‘okela award-winning director, Joyce Maltby, saw the
original production of the musical in the 1960s and was moved
by the song’s “raw human emotion.” The lyrics
are good and the songs are compelling,” explained Maltby. “The
French songs are good. Even if you don’t know the language,
they speak out to you.”
Maltby will direct the small cast revue consisting of three
men and three women. “We have an excellent group,” she
said adding that she is joined by musical directors Linda Doo
and Beverly Katz. The cast features Michael Burns, Linda Doo,
Melissa Dylan, Rebecca Maltby, Dennis Proulx, and Kevin W.
Yamada. Andrew Meader will replace Michael Burns during the
week of March 18-21.
Maltby encourages HPU students to attend and promises “the
cheapest seats in town” at $3.50 each. The musical begins
March 12 and will run through April 11. For tickets contact
the box office at 375-1282.