Warriors Become Wildcats


Photo by Hannah Roehm

Theater students studying hard to recite their lines for the High School Musical play.

Kamehameha Warriors? More like the Wildcats. 

Keaka, Kamehameha’s theater program, is preparing for this year’s fall play: High School Musical. The cast is taking on the roles of the famed Eastside Wildcats, with leads Maya Sonada and Isabella Poe as Gabriella Montez, Ethan Won, and Blaze Santana as Troy Bolton, Anela Lee as Sharpay Evans, and Sir Cornwell as Ryan Evans. Other popular Wildcats who will be featured include Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, and Kelsey. The remaining cast includes students from the Keaka classes and other warriors who’ve come in on their own time. 

Rehearsals run on a set schedule, with Monday and Tuesday featuring singing workshops. Wednesday is most often the day for leads to collaborate, and Thursday and Friday are dancing practices. The rehearsals run from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., so the cast is working to create the best performance possible. The play is open to everyone! No previous experience is needed, so if you’re interested in joining, stop by the theater room and speak to Fuj, the theater instructor. 

“Despite all the hard work, theater is fun because it gives me a chance to perform with my friends and meet new people,” said Dylan Everett, a student in the Theater Performance class. 

The opening night of High School Musical is November 16, so clear your schedules and come to support Kamehameha Keaka. We’re all in this together!