Artistic Director – Timothy Bright, grandson of Ronald E. Bright, is currently working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Conservatory at Rutgers University. Next year, he will study at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. He received an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts at Fullerton College where he wrote and directed plays for the Summer Directors’ Theatre Festival, performed with the Barn Stage Theatre and Alchemy Theatre Companies, and was an Ambassador of the Department. He is a proud 12-year alumnus of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama. Although he thoroughly values the rigorous education he currently receives, he still believes that his greatest teacher was his “Poppo”, and that the greatest classroom was his theatre. That’s where the magic was and, for him, that’s where it still is.
Program Director – Allan J.N. Lau is an elementary school teacher at Ka’imiloa Elementary School in ‘Ewa Beach. A graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of Hawai’i and Chaminade University, he has a B.A. in Speech and an M.Ed in Elementary Education, along with dual licensure with the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board in elementary education and special education. He also is the director the NextGen Company at 24-VII Danceforce Studio in Kane‘ohe. Allan began his affiliation with Mr. Bright as a dancer in a production of “Flower Drum Song,” and performed in numerous CPAC shows under Mr. Bʻs direction. He was the first production manager for the Castle Performing Arts Center from 1985-1991. He then rejoined Mr. B at Paliku Theatre in 2003, serving as production manager again from 2005-2014.
Choreographer – Ann Yoshida is ecstatic to join this incredible production team again this summer. Annie is a choreographer and Adult Company member at 24-7 Danceforce where she feels blessed to share the love of music and dance with young people. A few of her favorite shows she has been part of include “Miss Saigon”, “Les Miserables” & most recently, “The King & I” at Paliku Theater. Professionally, Annie is in her 16th year teaching Pre-Kindergarten at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua. On Sunday mornings she can often be found singing and teaching music at Harris United Methodist Church, where she has been a member since she was a child.
Music Director – Lynell Bright has been the music/choir director at Kamehameha Elementary Kapālama Campus for the past 28 years. She is the director of the Kamehameha Schools Childrenʻs Chorus which has released three CDʻs in which their most recent was nominated for two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. The choir has travelled to Japan, Aotearoa, New York, Washington D.C., Florida, California and throughout the state of Hawai’i and is featured on the soundtrack of Disneyʻs animated movie “Lilo and Stitch”. Lynell is a percussionist/pianist/songwriter and married to Clarke Bright, the eldest son of the beloved Ron Bright, and has two sons Christopher and Timothy Bright.
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