Anastasia the Musical - November 26 - December 05, 2021

Castle Performing Arts Center

 End Notes 

Director's Notes:


      "You can't be anyone unless you first recognize yourself." 

       A young woman's search to discover who she is. 

       Anya's journey is the same one that each one of us takes.


This is a young cast and crew. So many neophytes, all at the beginning of their journey, and boy, it's been a very difficult and lonely road lately. So I am very happy they have found us, have found each other, have found an artistic expression, and found this wonderful, supportive place to spend their time. Bright Theatre will always be a place of life lessons, laughter, and love.


I am blessed to spend my day with these young people - they are funny, industrious, and as you will witness, talented! But most importantly - caring and empathetic. Just great people.

       Thank you for sharing this experience with all of us -    Ms M




Our Orchestra


Daren Kimura: Conductor

Darcie Yoshinaga, Calvin Liu: Keyboards

Jonathan Imai: Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Sax

Derek Higashi: Bass      Wyatt Hagao: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Colby Pacupac: Oboe, Flute, Alto Sax, English Horn, Clarinet

Jeremy Lawi, Guy Lum: Percussion, Drums

Mahaley Cabudol: Percussion II       Sanako Saito: Trombone

Mariah Gaoiran: Cello             Tyler Katsura: Violin, Viola

Nicholas Au: Horn       Diane Manzana: Bassoon

Richard Lee, Jonathan Yee, Romee Wizza Gaoiran,

Kimberly Pafundi-Wakazuru: Violins




The Board of Directors

The Castle Encore Association



Steven Terstegge, Castle Complex Community Council, CPAC Parent

Vice President:

Nicolas Logue, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Windward Community College


Jill Wakabayashi, Theatre Volunteer

Kirkland Hurr, Visual Artist

Wendy Cieri, CPAC Parent

Gail Miyao, Community Member

Myra Kirby, Community Member

Dr. Barry Harris, Vice Principal, Castle High School

Corey DeJesus, DOE Facilities, Castle Complex

Renee Omori-Kudo, Faculty, Castle High School

Jaimee Kasadate, Student, Castle High School

Shaye Zimmerman, Student, Castle High School

Consultant: Daren Kimura, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union

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