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Kumu Kahua Theatre presents as part of its Dark Night series Medusa – A Metal Musical by Storm

Donna Blanchard

WHAT: Medusa, A Metal Musical by Storm Performed at Kumu Kahua Theatre

WHERE: 46 Merchant Street, Honolulu HI

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 7:00pm

COST: $10

INFO: 536-4441,

HONOLULU, HI -- Storm, Hawai‘i’s premiere progressive goth-metal band brings a first-of-its-kind production to the Kumu Kahua stage.

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-nominated producer Gerard K. Gonsalves directs a diverse cast of singers representing all factions of Hawaii’s rock and heavy metal scene. 

A stage production of Storm’s second album, Medusa tells the story of the mythical gorgon in a way that has never been done before—from her perspective.  The intensity of metal music is used to its fullest effect to capture the rage, despair, heartbreak and turmoil of this tragic story.   Be transported to ancient Greece, in the time of the gods, where one woman’s struggle will give rise to one of the world’s most fearsome and enduring legends. 

The production stars Sandy “Storm” Essman in the title role of Medusa, Kevin Jones as Perseus, Margaret Ransdell-Green as the goddess Athena, and Ka'imi Hanano'eau as Poseidon.  Providing the music (and serving as a “mini-metal pit orchestra” of sorts) are Storm members Gerard K. Gonsalves (drums), Darren Soliven (bass), Jase Michel (guitar) and Eric Barker (keyboards).

The box office opens 45 minutes before curtain.  Tickets can be purchased in advance via PayPal by entering sandyessman@gmail to pay for goods and services.  Questions may also be addressed to that email.

Please note: The show contains adult themes and situations, a simulated rape, and profanity. Age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Dark Night Series was created to offer other theatre groups, playwrights, and performance artists the opportunity to present their work to the community.  This series is presented during dark nights, evenings when Kumu Kahua’s regular season shows are not being performed.  To be part of the Dark Night Series artists must submit a proposal, which is reviewed by the Board of Directors of Kumu Kahua.  From these proposals, projects are chosen that Kumu Kahua feels will promote the development of the theatrical arts and benefit local artists.  Kumu Kahua sees this as another way to enhance and enrich the cultural diversity and artistic climate of Honolulu.

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts; The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation, The Atherton Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.

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