'A Korean Cinderella' by Alvin Chan

September 14 & 21, 2019

Saturdays, September 14 & 21 @ 4:30pm
ASL Performance: Saturday, September 14 @ 11:00am

A Korean Cinderella takes Korea’s traditional version of the classic Cinderella tale, “Konji and Patji,” and transforms it into something new through a mixture of culturally specific theatre techniques and modern aesthetics popular in the host culture. Director Eric Johnson said, “We’ve interwoven the colorful, flashy world of K-pop with traditional Korean costumes, musical instruments and dance. Audiences are in for a wild ride.”

 HTY collaborated with Mary Jo Freshley of the renowned Halla Huhm Dance Studio  to create the traditional Korean movement and dance, while Honolulu deejay Max Louie and street dance artist Jonathan Sypert crafted the K-pop inspired numbers. 

 A Korean Cinderella is performed by HTY company actors Kristy Li-Strand, Maki’ilei Ishihara, Sean-Joseph Choo and Junior Tesoro. Director is Eric Johnson; lyrics and music are by Alvin Chan; sound design and music production are by Max Louie; costume design by Iris Kim; puppet design by Sue McLaughlin, lighting design by Brian Shevelenko, traditional Korean choreography and music are by Mary Jo Freshley; K-pop choreography is by Jonathan Sypert.


  • Organizer: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
  • Website: http://www.htyweb.org/korean-cinderella/
  • Venue: Tenney Theatre
  • Address: 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI, 96813
  • Hours: 4:30 p.m., September 14 & 21; ASL performance 11:00 a.m., September 14

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