Since her death in 1955, Sadako Sasaki has become an international symbol of the effects of nuclear war. She has inspired songs, animations, and now, ‘Ohana Arts has created a musical based on her life affirming story. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.
The premiere of “Peace on Your Wings” will take place at Leeward Community College Theatre on November 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 PM, with a matinee on Saturday the 22nd at 2 PM. Tickets are $25 for premium seating, $15 For general admission, and $10 for students. They can be purchased at:
"Peace On Your Wings" will tour the neighbor islands, with performances on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. It will also be submitted to musical theater festivals around the country.
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A version of Sadako Sasaki’s story with archival footage
The headline photo
Top Left to Right: Laurie Rubin (Lyricist/Co-Bookwriter), Jennifer Taira (Composer/Co-Bookwriter), Carolyn Lee (Director), Danielle Bensky (Choreographer), Zachary Agcaoili (Stage Manager)
Middle Left to right: Kennedy Choo, Sydney Miyao, Austin Yoshida, Nicole Kiyan, Leion Van Osdol
Bottom Left to right: Jolie Kushimi, Erisan Awaya, Devin Teruya, Taylor Inouye, Shayna Yasunaga, Maya Nakamoto, Katelyn Schmisseur, Gianna Borja