A CELEBRATION

OF SEASONS

Diamond Head Theatre has entertained Hawaii since 1915. With every season, we have brought the joy of theatre and the best of each era to life to the delight of more than a million people.

1989-1990

Guys and Dolls
The Time of Your Life
Ain’t Misbehavin’
My One and Only
The Devil is A Woman
(in association with the
Adamant Community Cultural Foundation)
Singin’ in the Rain
Steel Magnolias
HCT 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Show

1988-1989

42nd Street
The Mousetrap
Hello, Dolly!
Noises Off
Pacific Overtures
I’m Not Rappaport

1987-1988

The Sound of Music
Cactus Flower
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
The House of Blue Leaves
The Music Man
Witness for the Prosecution
Funny Girl
A Streetcar Named Desire

1986-1987

My Fair Lady
Bell, Book and Candle
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
(in association with the Kahilu Theatre Foundation)
The World of Suzie Wong
Biloxi Blues
Harvey
Carousel
Picnic

1985-1986

A Chorus Line
Tribute
Really Rosie
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Baby
The Shadow Box
Oklahoma!
Death of a Salesman

1984-1985

Annie
Extremities
Arsenic and Old Lace
Ain’t I A Woman?
Pal Joey
`Night Mother
Good News
Anatomy of a Murder

1984-1983

Aloha: A Musical of the Islands
The Dining Room
You Can’t Take It With You
One Step-Two Sing
The Entertainer
H.M.S. Pinafore
Come Back, Little Sheba
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1982-1983

Brigadoon
The Sunshine Boys
A Class `C’ Trail in Yokohama
(in association with Kumu Kahua)
Nightwatch
The World of Carl Sandburg
Grease
I Never Sang for My Father
Love and Sometimes Laughter: No Free Lunch
The Lady With the Dog
First Monday in October
Deathtrap

1981-1982

Bus Stop
Camelot
Winnie-the-Pooh
Romantic Comedy
Mr. Roberts
The Gin Game
Annie Get Your Gun
Bedroom Farce

1980-1981

Kiss Me, Kate
Teahouse of the August Moon
Oh Coward!
Sleuth
Separate Tables
Oliver!
Chapter Two
Pajama Game

1979-1980

Neither Kith nor Kin
Miss Margarida’s Way
Side by Side by Sondheim
Amphitryon
Dames at Sea
Candida
Babes in Arms
Sly Fox
The Great Sebastians
Noel Coward in Two Keys

1978-1979

Sunday In New York
Angel Street
Albee Directs Albee: An Anthology from Eight of his One-Act Plays
Present Laughter
Oh Coward!
Pippin
Once Upon A Time:
Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Night of January 16th
Oedipus The King
Gypsy
A Thousand Clowns
The Star-Spangled Girl
(in association with
The Hawaii Performing Arts Company)

1977-1978

Bells Are Ringing
The Little Foxes
Witness for the Prosecution
Three Men on A Horse
Company
The Royal Family
Born Yesterday
Three Goats And A Blanket

1976-1977

The King and I
Absurd Person Singular
The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd
Blithe Spirit
Move Over, Mrs. Markham
Vivat! Vivat Regina
Come As You Are!
Habeas Corpus

1975 -1976

The Music Man
Rip Van Winkle
I Do! I Do!
Our Town
Candide
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Harp in the Willows

1974 -1975

That Championship Season
Finishing Touches
Hansel and Gretel
A Little Night Music
Pinocchio
Twigs
6 Rms Riv Vu
Follies

1973-1974

Guys and Dolls
Barefoot in the Park
Inherit the Wind
Hello, Hello, Hello!
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
The Star Wagon

1972 -1973

Girl Crazy
The Gingerbread Lady
The Devil’s Disciple
The Front Page
The Mousetrap
Three on a Honeymoon
Promenade, All!

1971-1972

Anything Goes
A Cry of Players
Life With Father
Conduct Unbecoming
How The Other Half Loves
Junior Miss
Curley McDimple
The Skin of Our Teeth

1970 -1971

The Price
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Cabaret
Plaza Suite
I Remember Mama
Adaptation and Next

1969-1970

Dylan
Your Own Thing
Harvey
Vittorio The Bastard
Hadrian VII
Irma La Douce

1968-1969

A Lion in Winter
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Mr. Highpockets
You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running
Cactus Flower
Kismet

1967-1968

Oklahoma!
Ah, Wilderness!
Portrait of A Queen
Hello, Dolly!
Black Comedy and White Lies
The Impossible Years

1966-1967

The Fantasticks
You Can’t Take It With You
Funny Girl
Happy Birthday
Where’s Charlie
Hogan’s Goat

1965-1966

The Most Happy Fella
Dream Girl
The Devil’s Advocate
Oliver!
The Women
Sword and Samurai

1964-1965

My Fair Lady
A Case of Libel
Luther
Mary, Mary
Bells Are Ringing
Never Too Late

1963-1964

Can-Can
The Damien Letter
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Death of A Salesman
The Happy Time
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The Lark

1962-1963

The World of Suzie Wong
Show Boat
A Man For All Seasons
Take Her, She’s Mine
No Strings
Write Me A Murder

1961-1962

The Sound of Music
Five Finger Exercise
The Tempest
Na’Auao
West Side Story
The Best Man

1960-1961

Thieves Carnival
Summer and Smoke
MacBeth
The Mikado
A Majority of One
Curtain Call
Once Upon A Mattress

1959-1960

Life With Father
Detective Story
Annie Get Your Gun
Rashomon
Who Was That Lady?
Flower Drum Song
A Century of Island Queens:
A Monologue by Evelyn S. Coope

1958-1959

The Music Man
The Marshmallow Mushroom
Look Homeward, Angel
Waltz of the Toreadors
Teahouse of the August Moon
(in association with the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce)
Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp
HCT Showcase: Scenes from Past and Future HCT Broadway Shows
Sabrina Fair
Under the Gaslight
Guys and Dolls
King of Hearts

1957-1958

Auntie Mame
The Diary of Anne Frank
Wonderful Town
Visit To A Small Planet
Carousel

1956-1957

Damn Yankees
The Great Sebastians
Kiss Me, Kate
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Boy Friend

1955-1956

Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
The Desperate Hours
The Rainmaker
Kismet
No Time for Sergeants
The Pajama Game
Janus

1954-1955

Teahouse of the August Moon
My Three Angels
Jean Erdman Dance Concert
South Pacific
The Solid Gold Cadillac
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
The King and I

1953-1954

The Twin Lovers
Romeo and Juliet
She Stoops to Conquer
Oklahoma!
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Ali Baba

1952-1953

Bell, Book and Candle
Brigadoon
Julius Caesar
Dark of the Moon
Dial “M” for Murder
Paint Your Wagon

1951-1952

The Night of January 16th
See How They Run
The Moon is Blue
The Taming of the Shrew
Treasure Island
Three Men on A Horse

1950-1951

The Happy Time
Two Blind Mice
Goodbye, My Fancy
Lady Precious Stream
(in association with the
Hawaii Chinese Civic Association)
Fashion
The Hasty Heart
Darkness at Noon
(in association with the
University of Hawaii Theatre Group)

1949-1950

Light Up The Sky
The Silver Whistle
Harvey
A Trio By Coward:
Hands Across The Sea
Fumed Oak
We Were Dancing

1948 -1949

Arms and The Man
Golden Boy
Born Yesterday
The Women
Noah
Liliom
Medea

1947-1948

All My Sons
The Pirates of Penzance
(in association with the Honolulu Symphony Society)
John Loves Mary
The City is Haunted
Berkeley Square
The Blue Bird
The 49th State Revue
Mr. Roberts
A Sound of Hunting
(in association with the 442nd Veterans Club)

1946 -1947

The Skin of Our Teeth
Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride
(in association with the Honolulu Symphony Society)
Dear Ruth
The Pineapple Festival Coronation Pageant
The Harp in The Willows
Alice in Wonderland
Joan of Lorraine

1945 -1946

I Remember Mama
Accent on Youth
The Petrified Forest
State of The Union

1944 -1945

Kind Lady
Over Twenty-One
A Bell for Adano
H.M.S. Pinafore (in association with the Honolulu Symphony Society)

1943-1944

Play
Kiss and Tell
Angel Street
The Doughgirls
The Play’s The Thing

1942-1943

Junior Miss
Shakespeare In The News: A Recital by Maurice Evans
Hey, Mac! A Musical Revue
(in association with the Army Theatre Fund)
The Man Who Came To Dinner
(Revival for service personnel)

1941-1942

My Sister Eileen
Mr. and Mrs. North
Ten Nights In A Barroom
Arsenic and Old Lace
John Halliday’s Blackout Revue

1940-1941

The Male Animal
Ladies in Retirement
The Man Who Came to Dinner
There Shall Be No Night

1939-1940

Abe Lincoln in Illinois
First Lady
Family Portrait
The Torch-Bearers

1938-1939

You Can’t Take It With You
Cinderella
(in association with the
Junior League Children’s Theatre)
Rain From Heaven
Night Must Fall
Our Town

1937-1938

Tonight at 8:30
Ways and Means
Still Life
Red Peppers
Excursion
The Silver Cord
Where the Cross Was Made
The Dear Departed
Julius Caesar

1936-1937

Pride and Prejudice
Double Door
Laburnum Grove
The Criminal Code
The Loves of Napoleon:
A Monologue in Five Scenes by Eleanor Lent

1935-1936

Once In A Lifetime
The Bishop Misbehaves
The Old Maid
Madame Butterfly
(in association with The Morning Music Club)
Libel

1934-1935

The Mikado
(in association with The Morning Music Club)
Whistling In The Dark

1933-1934

This Is New York
The Latch Key
Robinson Crusoe
Another Way Out
Finders Keepers
Dangerous Corner

1932-1933

Sacred Flame (Reading)
To Let
The Lord’s Prayer
Literature
Old Heidelberg (with music)
A Good Woman
The Magnanimous Lover
Rebound
Readings From The Masterpieces of Henrik Ibsen
Ten Nights in a Barroom
The Woman Who Understood Men

1931-1932

The Royal Family
The Best People
Michael and Mary
The Nightcap
The Passing of The Third Floor Back

1930-1931

And So To Bed (Reading)
Arms and The Man
The First Mrs. Fraser (Reading)
The Peacemaker
The Stronger Woman
Behind The Curtain of the Soul
Dragon’s Teeth (Reading)
The Perfect Alibi
The Golden Doom
A Game of Chess
The Man of Destiny
The Trial of Vivian Ware
(a radio play produced on KGMB)
Enter Madame!
Berkeley Square (Reading)
The Little Clay Cart

1929-1930

The Whole Town’s Talking
Journey’s End (Reading)
Thank You
A Charming Trifle
The Late Rebellion
The Pot Boiler
Craig’s Wife
Phipps
The Minuet

1928-1929

Shakespearean Comedy Skit (Members only)
Coquette (Reading)
Pearls
Mary Rose (Reading)
The Man In The Stalls
Loose Ankles
Original Plays and Old Ballads:
A Dramatic Recital by Miss Sydney Thompson
Escape (Reading)
The Caricature
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
The Betrothal

1927-1928

Spreading The News (Reading)
The Little Mermaid and Babette’s Love (Puppet plays)
The Play’s The Thing (Reading)
Hay Fever
A Sojourn in the South Seas (Lecture with lantern slides)
Tristram (Reading)
The Road to Rome (Reading)
Dear Brutus
Out of the Sea (Reading)

1926-1927

The Great God Brown
The Spirit of Mercy: A Tableau
(To aid the United Welfare Fund)
The Drums of Oude
The Nativity
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Reading)
Savages
The Passing of Yvonne
Outward Bound
The Silver Lining (Reading)
The Prince of Court Paintings* (Reading)
Lima Beans (Puppet play)

1925-1926

Desire Under The Elms (Reading)
Dulcy
Windows (Reading)
Mary Stuart (Reading)
Loyalties
The Torch Bearers

1924-1925

The Famous Mrs. Fair
Nearly Married
To the Ladies
A Full House
In The Darkness
Rouge, Powder and Lipstick
39 East

1923-1924

For Distinguished Service
The Hottentot
When We Were Twenty-One
The Servant In The House
The Dover Road

1922-1923

The Dover Road (Reading)
The Commuters
The Trysting Place
Dear Brutus (Reading)
The Trysting Place
(a benefit for the Near East Relief Fund)
Wurzel-Flummery
Loyalties (Reading)
The Open Door
R.U.R. (Reading)
The Three Wishes (Marionette play)

1921-1922

Two Crooks And A Lady
The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (Reading)
Enter The Hero
The Famous Mrs. Fair (Reading)
Ghosts (Reading)
Behind The Beyond
The Circle (Reading)
Rip Van Winkle
(in association with the Honolulu Outdoor Circle)
Hindle Wakes (Reading)
Lady of The Weeping Willow Tree
The Wonder Hat

1920 -1921

Everyman (Reading)
Pierre Patelin
Much Ado About Nothing (Reading)
The Monkey’s Paw
The Rivals (Reading)
The Lady of Lyons (Reading)
Suppressed Desires
Caste (Reading
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Rosalind
A Well-Remembered Voice
The Silver King (Reading)
A Night At The Inn

1919-1920

Androcles and The Lion
The Other Girl
1918-1919
Overtones
The Confessional
A Marriage Has Been Arranged

1917-1918

Eugenically Speaking
About Women
The Twelve Pound Look
A Reading by Rabindranath Tagore
The King
Mariana
Helena’s Husband

1916-1917

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Buddha of The Hills (Reading)

1915-1916

The Amazons
Thais
(Sponsored as a benefit for the DeFalco Opera Company
In A Persian Garden (Omar Khayam Tableaux)
The Taming of The Shrew

The Mikado Show from 1935

1915

The Footlights formed as a small collective of passionate performers and local luminaries. Its first production was The Amazons.

Two children on stage acting in Beauty and the Beast

1934

The performance troupe’s growing popularity led to reorganization as Honolulu Community Theatre with shows at venues such as what’s now known as Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Shooting Starts Youth Entertainment Group

1952

The theatre group established its permanent home at Ruger Theatre, a war-era military base movie house on Oahu’s iconic Diamond Head.

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