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Congratulations to Chaminade University’s Performing Arts Department in receiving  10 Po‘okela Awards for their spring musical production “First Date.” The announcement was made at Hawaii State Theatre Council’s annual celebration of local excellence on August 8, 2016, at the Ko‘olau Golf Club in Kaneohe.  Chaminade participated with other Hawaii theatre groups including Diamond Head Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, the University of Hawaii-Manoa theater program, All the World’s a Stage, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Hawaiian Mission Houses, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Leeward Community College, Paliku Theatre, and The Actors’ Group.

The following are the Po‘okela honorees from Chaminade’s spring musical “First Date”:

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
“First Date”

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Bro. Gary E. Morris, SM

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Timothy Carney

OVERALL MUSICAL
“First Date”

COSTUME DESIGN
Sr. Grace Capellas, OSF

SOUND DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Daniel Yoo

SET DESIGN
Rethi Chhoeun and Claire Paul

LIGHT DESIGN
Dacia Samilo

HAIR, MAKE-UP & WIG DESIGN
Sr. Grace Capellas, OSF

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARDS
Chaminade: Christopher Patrinos

The Po‘okela Awards Ceremony 2016 will be shown on Ōlelo, Channel 53 on Sept. 21 at 6 pm, Sep. 25 at 1:30 pm, Sept. 26 at 1:30 pm, and Oct. 2 at 10 pm.
Under Po‘okela Awards rules, anywhere from two to 10 people can be honored in the 29 categories. For a complete list of winners, go to:  http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/dht-takes-honors-at-pookela-awards-2/