Blue Note Hawaii
Ohana Arts Presents HistoRewrite

Ohana Arts Presents
An Evening of Musical Theater and Storytelling

As the young Matilda Wormwood so wisely put it, “Nobody else is going to put it right for me! Nobody but me is going to change my story!”  We are the only ones who decide and control the trajectory of our own stories. Most important of all, it’s not about how our stories end. It’s all about the process. During this evening of Broadway hits, Ohana Arts students, alumni, and co-founders will take you on a journey through their stories in which theater helps to carve their paths. Weaving in personal anecdotes and life experiences with their favorite musical selections, these artists will take you through the challenges and triumphs, the failures and successes, and the pain and joy of their stories. Theater has the power to help us write the future, to change the status quo, and to rewrite history.  As artists who harbor individual values, passions, and hopes for our world, we have the power to effect change through theater.

Students & Alumni Emcees
Erisan Awaya
‭Kaylen Landry
Camryn Murakami
Tiffany Nagano
Brooke Nakama
 Angeleia “Angel” Ordonez

Faculty Artists
Jenny Rubin-Taira  
Laurie Rubin

Proceeds from this performance will help Ohana Arts continue providing programming and training essential to the lives of youth in Hawaii who garner important life skills through the performing arts, and who build confidence through the love and acceptance of their theater family.

Tickets $35-$45



  • Seating is First Come, First Served
  • $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person 
  • Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
  • No refunds or exchange. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!

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  • Ohana Arts

    Ohana Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010, providing high-caliber training for youth ages 6-18 with a mission to cultivate peace through the universal language of the arts. Local- and mainland-based teaching artists are invited to join the faculty of instructors, directors, music directors, and choreographers for the annual Ohana Arts summer program. Its Youth Theatre Company commissions, produces, and tours original works telling stories from the youth perspective focused on themes of diversity, including Peace On Your Wings, a musical based on the true story of 12 year old Hiroshima atomic bomb victim Sadako Sasaki which has toured the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland US over the past ten years, and which recently made its debut in Hiroshima Japan.  Currently, Ohana Arts is in its 15th season, and has put up over 40 productions, serving hundreds of students from Hawaii and beyond.
  • Erisan Awaya

    Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Erisan Awaya is a seasoned stage performer with a deep-rooted passion for the arts. Her journey with Ohana Arts began with Footloose Jr. in 2013, School of Rock a few years later, and performances across Hawaii and beyond with Peace On Your Wings in between. Erisan credits much of her growth, knowledge, skill, and professionalism to the nurturing environment of Ohana Arts. This summer, Erisan served as an Assistant Stage Manager for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with the program, an experience that left her inspired by Ohana Arts’ remarkable evolution. Currently approaching her final year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Erisan looks forward to forging a career in the music and entertainment industry upon graduation. She extends heartfelt appreciation to Ms. Jenny, Ms. Laurie, and Ms. Cari for their guidance and the chance to perform once again at Blue Note with Ohana Arts.
  • ‭Kaylen Landry

    ‭Kaylen Landry, 19, is an aspiring actor and musician. Born and raised on Oahu, she began her‬ ‭ entertainment career with a piano solo at Ala Moana Center at age 4 and then earned first‬ ‭ finalist at the “Hawaii Stars” competition at age 7. At age 10 she traveled, performed and‬ ‭ recorded in numerous venues throughout Hawaii and Japan for several years in a sponsored‬ ‭ musical duo playing guitar, ukulele and vocals. During that period she became a co-winner of‬ ‭ the 2017 International Ukulele Contest and the youngest in history to perform in the 2018 Fuji‬ ‭ Rock Festival, Japan. She was a co-winner at the 2022 Mililani High School Talent Show.‬ ‭ Following high school graduation, Kaylen played the lead role of Jack Kelly in Ohana Arts‬ ‭ “Newsies” and performed in “The Bodyguard” , at Diamond Head Theatre. Most recently she‬ ‭ appeared in Season One of the “Chuang Asia Thailand” reality show.‬
  • Camryn Murakami

    Camryn Murakami is elated to be a part of this concert during her fourth year with Ohana Arts! She is sixteen years old and a senior at Kaiser High School. Some of her past credits include "West Side Story," "Mean Girls," "Matilda," "Peace On Your Wings" (OA), "The Addams Family" (KHSPAC), "Raise Your Voice" (DHT SS), and more. She has also been in TV shows such as "Magnum, P.I.," "NCIS: Hawai'i," and "Hawaii Five-0." She thanks the Ohana Arts team, her family, and friends for the endless love and support they've shown her throughout this journey. Enjoy the concert!
  • Tiffany Nagano

    Tiffany Nagano is excited to be on stage again and alongside the artists she loves most with Ohana Arts at the Blue Note! She is currently a rising Sophomore studying musical theatre at the University of Michigan. Her journey with Ohana Arts is one that has continued to inspire her to create beyond boundaries and pursue the craft with a driving passion. Performance opportunities that Ohana Arts has given her consist of “Marcy” in “The School of Rock”(2018), “Margot” in “Legally Blonde”(2018), and most recently “Cady Heron” in “Mean Girls”(2023). Without the experiences she was able to obtain through Ohana Arts, she would not be the performer she is today. She would like to express her deepest gratitude to Ms. Jeny, Ms. Laurie, and Ms. Cary for fostering her love for the arts and for their endless support. Thank you and enjoy the show! 
  • Brooke Nakama

    Brooke Nakama is an incoming senior at ‘Iolani School. This is her first year in the Ohana Arts summer program. Her first class with Ohana Arts was the "Heathers" workshop. Brooke has been seen in the ensemble in many shows such as "The Little Mermaid", "Once Upon a Mattress", "Beauty and the Beast" and 3 other shows, her most recent being "Legally Blonde"!  Brooke feels most confident on the stage and she finally feels part of a family while joining Ohana Arts.

  • Angeleia “Angel” Ordonez

    Angeleia “Angel” Ordonez is a recent University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department graduate. Angeleia was born and raised on the Westside of O’ahu, Hawai’i. She recently worked on THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL directed by Julie Andrews and choreographed by Christopher Gatteli at the Legacy Theatre in Connecticut! She also wrapped her senior year at U of M playing Petra in Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC directed by Telly Leung. At Ohana Arts, Angel was a part of their beautiful production of SPRING AWAKENING in 2018. She is so grateful to Ohana Arts and their heart for arts education on O’ahu. She would love to honor and praise God for being able to share this gift with others!
  • Jenny Rubin-Taira

    Ohana Arts Executive and co-artistic director Jenny Rubin-Taira is a composer, pianist, and clarinetist based in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Most recently, she composed, orchestrated, and co-wrote the book for the Ohana Arts original musical, Peace On Your Wings, which has toured ten cities, including its recent premiere in Hiroshima, Japan.  An active performer, she has performed extensively throughout the United States as a clarinetist and collaborative pianist. Recent career highlights include international recital tours throughout North America and Europe, and performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, the Philharmonic Hall in Brasov Transylvania, Greenwich Music Festival, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City; and a Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo Arts Center.  She has music directed over 20 musicals and is the resident conductor of the Ohana Arts pit orchestra.
  • Laurie Rubin

    Singer and author Laurie Rubin has concertized internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House.  Recent career highlights include duet concerts with world renowned mezzo-soprano  Frederica Von Stade at DePauw University in Indiana and the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, a solo appearance with the LA Chamber Orchestra, and a performance at the International Human Rights Conference in Lucerne Switzerland.  She has performed numerous operatic roles, including the witch/voice in Lisa Bielawa’s episodic TV opera, “Vireo,”  Elle in Poulenc’s one-woman opera, ‘La Voix Humane,” Penelope in Monteverdi’s “The Return of Ulysses,” and the title role in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.  

    After the publication of her memoir, “Do You Dream in Color?” in 2012, Laurie embarked on a national concert and book tour, weaving stories from her life with relevant musical selections.  She served as lyricist and co-bookwriter for the groundbreaking new musical, “Peace On Your Wings” which has toured Hawaii, Los Angeles, and New York.  Laurie also joined with composer Jennifer Taira to form the pop duo, PureLand, writing and performing original music.  Laurie is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Yale School of Music.

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