10. Kéanu’s Moon is the first original play that Christian Arts Student Theater (CAST) has ever performed. It was written by the director and myself in the summer of 2016 and can not wait to share it with our community…then the world!!! Hamilton who, is what they will be saying on Broadway! LOL 9. Kéanu is a young sea turtle living in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii. She has an eclectic group of friends from twin Sea Lions to a Sting Ray. Each character is vividly written and played by equally amazing local children ages 5-18. Some are long term veterans, some this is their first show! 8. There are two original songs that were created for the show: Aloha Lullaby and Beautiful Moonbeam, with music written by Suzie Schwartz, local musician. It will be so magical to hear a Hawaiian Lullaby played by and sung by the soon to be famous Raina/Raina duet from Marengo. 7. There is an emphasis on sharing some of the environmental issues in the ocean and the effects it can cause. This play wants to make the audience not only enjoy a trip to the deep blue, but bring awareness in how you can help protect this treasured ecosystem. 6. Ever hear of the Night Marchers or Pele’ the Goddess of Fire? The Great Honu has for sure. A VERY old and wise turtle spends his time teaching the younger generations about Hawaiian legends…in his own unique way. He is kind of a legend himself. 5. Have you ever wanted to go to really fun beach party? This is your chance. Come to the Bizarre Sandbar and quench your thirst with a coconut smoothie and shake your tail feather…yes tail feather!! Kéanu has friends who live on the land too, and they are quite a bunch of party animals. 4. Fun in the sun, underwater adventures, could there be more? Danger and drama finds its way into this story where Domino the biggest and meanest Killer Whale joins the show. He hasn’t been in such a great mood, but maybe he will win some cash at the Big Races and ease up on his mean streak. 3. Surfing, did you think we could be in the Pacific Ocean without surfing? Kawai and Neville live and breathe to catch the wave that makes them the best of the best. They have hearts of gold, but once they catch that salt water fever, it is hang 10 or nothing. 2. Have you ever been the “new kid in school?” Sheldon is the new kid and lucky for him he gets to sit next to Kéanu on his first day…he will never be the same and witness friendship can really mean. 1. Mrs. Chubbe’ (Choo-bae) a teacher who’s 10 years’ overdue for retirement. Call her Mrs. Chubby on accident and your headed to see Mr. Thomas, the principal. Mr. Thomas is also new to the school and still learning the ropes of how to balance his old days as class clown into a strict principal. Lucky for all of us, these two have a love/hate relationship and eventually find a way to run the school smoothly…don’t kid yourself, it takes a while to work out the kinks. Come see for yourself!
10 Little Sneak Peeks of Kéanu’s Moon
- By Michele Hellyer