Honu by the Sea

Tour Schedule

INTERNATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE

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July 15 & 16, 2018 - Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo

Honu By The Sea Performs New Single with Hello Kitty

Internationally-Acclaimed Hawaii Musical Releases “Imagine” and Performs at Sanrio Puroland

HONOLULU, HI (INSERT DATE) — The hit, Hawaii-produced musical “Honu By The Sea” will release a new single celebrating ocean sustainability and will perform the brand new song with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland in Japan. The show will release its second single “Imagine” in celebration of World Ocean Day on June 8, 2018. Capturing an island vibe, the song features slack key guitar and ukulele accompaniment interwoven with Hawaiian harmonies. Following the first single “It’s Beautiful” released in 2017, the musical’s new release will be the first to share the show’s theme of aloha and ocean sustainability in both English and Japanese.

“Imagine” will also be making an international debut in Japan on Marine Day, July 16, 2018, in an effort to encourage ocean conservation abroad. To celebrate, the seven cast members of “Honu By The Sea” will journey this summer to Sanrio Puroland in Tama, Tokyo. Honu, the musical’s ocean ambassador mascot, and the cast will partner with Japan’s beloved Hello Kitty for musical performances. Hello Kitty will join Honu and the cast in the show’s last number “Imagine.” Performances at Sanrio Puroland will occur twice a day at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on July 15 and 16.

“Honu By The Sea” is a family-friendly underwater musical fantasy. The show tells the story of a Waikiki surfer-beachboy who finds a magical sea star that grants him a wish to spend a day under the sea. Kainoa the beachboy meets Malia the honu (sea turtle) along with other fascinating creatures including Hula Hoop the octopus, Shaka the crab, Nalu the toothless tiger shark and Kapper the sea horse. The Broadway-style musical provides lessons on the value of friendship and the virtues of saving the ocean environment through the magic of theater. The show features colorful costumes, lively choreography, stunning orchestration, and endearing songs that enhance the storytelling.

The show’s creator Johnson Enos, a Hawaii native, is well-known throughout the national music industry for his work with Disney. His credits include work for Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the “Lilo & Stitch II” soundtrack and the Disney Tokyo parade. He has also produced and arranged albums with artists including Bette Midler, Kristin Chenoweth, Kealii Reichel, and more.

Enos has been spreading the message of the importance of ocean stewardship by taking the production of “Honu By The Sea” to key venues and events such as the Seattle Aquarium; BLUE Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2014 and Monaco in 2015; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s World Ocean Day in Washington DC; the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia; and the Tokyo Sea Life Park in Tokyo, Japan. These performances have touched more than 200,000 children and adults with important ocean educational messages through captivating music and storytelling.

January 13, 14, 15, 2018 - Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

 

October 8, 9, 10, 2017 - Japan’s Tokyo Sea Life Park

 

 

Japan’s Tokyo Sea Life Park

October 8, 9, 10, 2017

“Honu By The Sea” will return to Japan’s Tokyo Sea Life Park to celebrate the aquarium’s 28th anniversary and share its message of aloha and ocean sustainability. After a well-received debut in Japan in 2016, the cast of the internationally-acclaimed, Hawaii-produced musical will return for three performances per day on Oct. 8, 9 and 10, 2017.

The show’s own Honu ocean ambassador mascot will make appearances before the performance and the cast will perform three of seven songs in Japanese. Brand new for this year, the song “Joshiki Dayo” or “Common Sense,” tells audiences about the importance of cleaning up our trash in caring for the ocean. Honu By The Sea will complement their energetic performance with other educational elements including meet and greets with the Honu mascot and free hand-held fans, each with a printed message of ocean-awareness.

“Honu By The Sea” will perform on October 8, 9 and 10 at the following times:

• 10:00-10:25 a.m.

• 12:30-12:55 p.m.

• 3:30-3:55 p.m.

“Honu By The Sea” is a family-friendly underwater musical fantasy. The show tells the story of a Waikiki surfer-beachboy who finds a magical sea star that grants him a wish to spend a day under the sea. Kainoa the beachboy meets Malia the honu (sea turtle) along with other fascinating creatures including Hula Hoop the octopus, Shaka the crab, Nalu the toothless tiger shark and Kapper the sea horse. The Broadway-style musical provides lessons on the value of friendship and the virtues of saving the ocean environment through the magic of theater. The show features colorful costumes, lively choreography, stunning orchestration, and endearing songs that enhance the storytelling.

June 3, 2017 - North Shore Oceanfest

North Shore Oceanfest

Honu by the Sea goes on at 1:15pm

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 –

10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Turtle Bay

Celebrate “Malama Honua – Caring for Our Earth & Ocean” with the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition 

This free community event is a great family fun day at Turtle Bay!

Join us for a day of:

  • Family fun games
  • Non-profit and educational booths
  • Keiki activities
  • Raffle prizes
  • Local food
  • Local artists
  • Local entertainment and more!
January 14-16, 2017 - Seattle, Washington

March 14 & 15, 2015 - Long Beach, California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Honu by the Sea splashes down at the Aquarium of the Pacific for International Children’s Day March 14 & 15, 11:00 am & 3 pm.

Variety Magazine

April 5, 2015 - Waikiki, Hawaii

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

Honu by the Sea will be making a special appearance at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 from 2 – 3 PM.

2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

June 7, 2015 - Washington, DC

Smithsonian

Celebrate World Ocean Day at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Honu by the Sea, a family-friendly underwater musical fantasy
This Broadway-style musical provides lessons on the value of friendship and the virtues of saving the ocean environment, through the magic of theater, with colorful costumes, lively choreography, and endearing songs that enhance the storytelling.
Two performances: 1:00-1:45pm and 3:30-4:15pm in Baird Auditorium, with opportunities for photos with the cast

More information: http://go.si.edu/site/MessageViewer?em_id=60081.0&dlv_id=69581

July 4, 2015 - Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki Aquarium

Honu by the Sea returns to Hawaii with a special show at the Waikiki Aquarium on the 4th of July!

TBA - New York

New York

Dates announced soon for our appearance in New York!

TBA - Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Theatre

Dates announced soon for our appearance in Honolulu this Fall!