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NPAC 2022-2023 REGISTRATION INFO . . . We will open again in August 2023 for new students.



The Nānākuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center is open to any public school and public charter school students in grades 1 to 12. No private or homeschool students are eligible to register. Classes run from Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 6 pm and on some Saturdays and evenings. Mondays will be added as we head into performances as needed.


Please note that a student’s rehearsal schedule will also depend on what role the student gets in a particular production. However, dress rehearsals are mandatory for all students.


Our 2022-2023 Semester 2 Season is as follows (ALL SHOWS SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • Synthesis: January 27, 28, 29,  2023: A musical showcase featuring song and dance numbers

    • All students will be in this show. Tentatively scheduled to perform at the Pearl City Cultural Center Auditorium

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: March 24, 25, 26, 31, and April 1 and 2.

    • Students will audition for roles but the expectation is all Encore students can be cast in this show

  • Disney’s Frozen Kids (Tentative): April 21, 22, 23

    • Only open to grades 1 to 6.

  • Touring Shows: September 2022 to May 2023: Various musical revue performances around the island for select cast.


COMMITMENT and a “TEAM” ATTITUDE is the key to a successful production:


  • If you are a member of other organizations in school or in the community, your schedule may have conflicts and your participation in the production may become a problem.  Thus, you need to seriously consider your decision to be a part of NPAC.  If at any time you think you may have a problem that interferes with your commitment to the Performing Arts program, please see me as soon as possible to work it out.

  • Also important is the team concept. It does not matter if you are a lead actor or singer or a chorus person, everyone is important.  




  • Students must be enrolled between grades 3 to 12 from any public school.

  • Students must attend all scheduled rehearsals and mandatory Dress, Saturday/evening rehearsals unless cleared by the director.  

  • Dress Rehearsals are mandatory; thus if you have a weekly class (e.g. hula or athletics), you must make arrangements to miss that class to attend the dress rehearsal.  Students will be dropped from production if absent from dress rehearsal.

  • Any unexcused absence or excessive tardies will result in the student being dropped from the program.  

  • If there is an emergency or illness please contact Mr. Kitsu as soon as possible.  Notify us as soon as possible of any conflicts that come up in your schedule.

  • All DOE/Chapter 19 rules apply during any participation with NPAC; this includes rehearsals, performances, and other activities.  Students will follow the directions of the director and all NPAC staff members.  A student may be dropped from the program for attitude and/or physical violence/behavior problems, and school disciplinary consequences.  


DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION: Please note that because rehearsals and auditions have occurred for 2nd semester productions, your child may be in limited numbers or cast in ensemble roles only.  Also, please review the different levels we have below:


NPAC has several different programs to accommodate the interest and commitment level of the students.  Please note that each program is based on commitment level, not ability level.  Each program has different goals and benefits and will require different time commitments. 


Workshop Program (WP):  This is for students who can only come to 1 rehearsal per week on Tuesdays. This is focused on song and dance performances for our musical showcase show.  Students will be required to meet extra days the week of the show as well as attend all mandatory dress rehearsals.


  • Benefits:  

    • Students learn at least two group dance/vocal numbers and perform in a public performance. Student only needs to come to Tuesday rehearsals per week till the week before the performance when they will need to meet more often.


  • Limitations:  

    • Students only perform in a limited role (one or two numbers) and only in group numbers.

    • Students (in middle/high school) cannot earn elective credit.

    • Students do not qualify for various activities such as out-of-state trips, etc.


Encore Program (EP):  This is for students who have a commitment and serious interest in the performing arts.  Students will meet 3 to 5 times a week and will include some weekends and evenings.  Focus on group/ensemble dance and vocals and be considered for musical solo performances. This group will also be considered for casting in Musical Theatre productions.


  • Benefits:  

    • Students learn several group/ensemble dance/vocal numbers and perform numbers in a public performance.

    • Students will be considered for solo performances.

    • Students will qualify to audition for Musical Theatre productions.

    • Students qualify for various activities such as out-of-state trips, etc.

    • Students (in middle/high school) can earn elective credit.


  • Limitations:  

    • Students must attend at least three to five times a week and on some weekends and evenings.


Performance Company (PC):  This is for selected students who demonstrate commitment, focus, and ability to handle the rigor of public performances. This will be the group that will represent NPAC at public performances at shopping centers and private events.  Students will be invited to participate in this company.  This will require time flexibility as often NPAC is invited throughout the year to perform at special events such as Governor David Ige’s Inauguration Celebration, Hawaii Milken Teacher’s Luncheon, and others.




  • Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; in addition, evening, holiday, and weekend rehearsals will be scheduled as performances get near or as needed.  Depending on which program your child is enrolled in, it may require only 1 day a week to up to 5 days a week.

  • Dress rehearsals are REQUIRED.  If a student does not attend dress rehearsals, the student may be dropped from production/performance.


DRESS CODE:  Students are to dress in t-shirts and shorts and have footwear such as sneakers.  If a student continues to wear clothing that is inappropriate for rehearsals, the student may be dropped from the program.  Students can bring a change of clothes to rehearsal.


REHEARSAL VISITORS:  We ask parents, families, and friends to wait outside or return at the end of the rehearsal.  We want to make the environment as comfortable as possible and with strangers watching, students can feel uncomfortable.  We will try to hold a parent preview rehearsal on a Saturday as we get close to each musical showcase production so parents can see what their children have been working on.




  • No cost to participate in the class, however, students are expected to sell tickets and/or participate in fundraisers to help cover the cost of costumes and other items for productions.  

  • Students will have the opportunity to sell tickets and other fundraising activities, the students will also benefit by receiving credit for each item sold.




  • The director will decide on the casting of roles and of musical numbers. The director has the right to make role changes at any time.

  • Musical Theatre shows (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Frozen Kids) are audition-based. The cast is determined by ability, age, and availability. We will attempt to cast the shows with students registered for NPAC. However, if we do not have enough students, we will open to non-NPAC students.


Again, we are happy that your child is interested in being a part of NPAC; however, your child must be committed, and we ask for your support in this area.  We will update the rehearsal schedule as needed and notify you asap of any changes.  Also, if emergencies happen which will cause us to cancel rehearsals, thus please make sure we have a cell phone contact number, email address, and/or home phone to inform you of any last-minute changes.


Thank you for your time and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Mr. Kitsu




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