Last Update: January 12, 2021

Nānākuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center


Changing Lives Through the Performing Arts


Acting, Singing, Dance . . . and Family

The Nānākuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center has produced more than
100 different productions and performances, ranging from such Broadway musicals as
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast" to dramatic plays to various musical revue shows.
NPAC is open to any public school student in grades 4 to 12.
Enrollment for new students is in August of new school year.
"As a long time professional actor, fight director, and theatre educator, I've been singularly impressed by Nanakuli Performing Arts Center's program. They offer children of all ages a caring place to grow as young artists, quality preparation for a career in the performing arts, and the experience of creating something beautiful and nurturing each other along the way. I cannot recommend NPAC enough to any young person who is interested in seeing their dreams take flight. We are proud to partner with them in offering quality professional performing arts training."
- Nicolas Logue, Assistant Professor, Head of Theatre at Windward Community College.
"Nanakuli Performing Arts Center does a fantastic job of teaching students skills for succeeding in their lives personally and professionally by encouraging them to discover and experience the gifts they individually possess to share with the world. I have watched students blossom and command the stage
in their performances. NPAC instills confidence and stimulates curiosity and allows the student to explore and become responsible for the choices they make. They learn personal accountability and they also learn empathy and respect. No one ever really performs on a stage alone. It takes a team to support you and lift you so that you can shine in your own moment. Being a part of NPAC teaches students the importance of finding their own strengths and talents as well as learning teamwork and being part of a collective thriving performing arts group. I believe that becoming a member of NPAC encourages students and those around them to expand their experiences, develop their talents and find the confidence to conquer the world!"
- Loretta Ables Sayre, Tony Nominated Actress



The Nānākuli High and Intermediate Schoo Performing Arts Center is accepting new students from any public school students in grades 4 to 12. Students will be working dance and vocal skills for "Cheers to 30 Years" Musical Revue Virtual Remote Performance in late April. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS JANUARY 24, 2021.

I want to thank you all for your interest in registering your child in the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center program. Just some notes as your child begins their experience with us:


  • Please go to and fill out the google form. Your submission will be parent/guardian permission form.


  • Please complete the Student Publication form at  to allow your child to be videotaped and shared with the public.


  • Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 5 pm virtually. I will be sharing a link to the virtual meeting for rehearsals.


  • All rehearsals and performances will be virtual.


  • Students will be rehearsing for “Cheers to 30 Years” musical revue show that will feature student performances to pop hits from the past and present and Broadway songs.


  • Students who are interested in doing a solo or small group vocal number will have to audition for the roles.


  • Please notify me of any conflicts that will prevent your child from attending a rehearsal (e.g. family trips, special school events). By notifying us early, we can adjust their rehearsal schedule.


  • Please note that we will eventually divide some of the rehearsals into smaller groups to allow us to work with your child. Also, we will require your child to have their camera on so we can see their progress as they learn dance and vocal requirements.


  • We will require your child to videotape rehearsals and performances and submitting those to me. We will review several ways in which to do this. Know that this will also require family support as during the final performance recording, background noise must be kept to a minimum or we may not be able to use the video.


  • We will review makeup, hair, costume requirements for performance videos in early rehearsals.


  • We will communicate with you a number of ways to update you and in the case of last-minute emergencies or cancelation of rehearsals due to unforeseen events . . .


  • Email: Please make sure I have your correct email

  • Facebook: We have a private NPAC Parent Group and we post updates and photos on this private group page. If you would like to be added, friend request Robin Kitsu and I will accept and add you in. Please inform me of your childʻs name so I know who you are in the event it is not clear.

  • Text Messages: Please make sure I have your correct cell phone number



Finally, in the event your child will be absent from any scheduled rehearsal or performance, please email as soon as possible. Any absence will have an impact on the rehearsal or performance so we would appreciate knowing right away. Excessive absences or tardies can result in student being dropped from the program.



Please contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you.


Mr. Kitsu

NPAC Director

After having to cancel our production of Disneyʻs The Little Mermaid back in March due to the pandemic, NPAC has received the rights to produce Disneyʻs The Little Mermaid Jr. as a Remote Performance. Although we are not able to perform the show live and in person, we are excited to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. through this unique method. 

The Remote Performance will feature our performers recorded separately and edited together to create a single video performance like Zoom format and streamed on the platform.

You may want to stream the show on your TV, Computer Monitor, iPad, or cell phone.


Streaming Dates and Times:


Friday, January 29 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 pm

Friday, February 5 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 pm

Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 pm

If you have any questions, please fill out form below


Be an NPAC Supporter by making an on-line donation . . . go to CLICK HERE

Who We Are


Since 1991, the Nānākuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center or NPAC has provided students from grades 4 to 12 from any public school the opportunity to learn and apply performance, academic, and self-esteem skills through the process of staging over 90 productions and performances.


In 2011, the NPAC was selected to perform at the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.


There were 2200 schools that were nominated to perform and only 62 schools were selected and NPAC was one of them.


The NPAC is one of 29 Learning Centers in the state that focuses on a specialized area for students from any school.  


This after school program has enriched the lives of students from various schools and across the island.


". . . Schools that incorporate music, art, drama, dance . . . into the basic curriculum have found that teaching the arts has a significant effect on overall success in school.  Because the arts are closeley associated with important ideas and events inhistory, students who have a good background in the arts are likely to have a richer source of information and insight to draw upon, compared to those who do not study the arts . . . "


-The College Board, Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers


Top 5 Things I Learned From Making NPAC's

"Dream Big, Nanakuli at the Fringe" Documentary


A talk by Roy Kimura, writer, director, and producer of

"Dream Big; Nanakuli at the Fringe" Documentary

© 2013 by Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center

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