The Shaolin Warriors return to Honolulu for a full week of shows in this Year of the Dragon at The Hawaii Theatre, September 26 to 30. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 29 at 9am, at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office on Bethel Street, also charge by phone at 528-0506, and 24-hours through www.hawaiitheatre.com
The Shaolin Warriors are 22 Buddhist monks from Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan Province, with an amazing spectacle of high-flying martial arts and acrobatics. The masters’ butt-kicking hand-to-hand combat and weaponry skills have mystified and excited lucky audiences across the world for the last ten years. This Honolulu engagement kicks off a 44-city US tour, and is the third time the masters will visit Hawaii, following sellout runs in 2002 and 2009.
Their 2012 show is called “Voices of the Masters”, and seeks to connect the balletic beauty and explosive strength of the modern Kung Fu monks with their historical teachers, demonstrating some of the training traditions that have lasted through the centuries.
Shaolin Warriors, Voices of the Masters is a full sensory theatrical experience; suitable for the whole family. As the Boston Globe said, the show is “…part action flick, part Cirque du Soleil.” While graceful maneuvering is the yin of the evening, unbelievable stunts provide the yang.
Opening night at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26 will be a benefit for the Palolo Chinese Home. All seats will be $35 and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the center for senior services in the heart of Palolo Valley. PCH has been redeveloping its campus and will soon open Kalakaua Gardens, a 17-story senior care facility with assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care beds.
The remaining shows are at 7.30pm Thursday September 27, 8pm Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29, with 2pm matinees on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30. Tickets are priced $60 / $50 / $40 / $30 (plus Hawaii Theatre booking fees) with $10 discounts for children under 18, college students, seniors and military.
Shaolin Warriors is produced by Tim Bostock Productions. More information and past reviews are available at the show website, www.shaolinwarriorshawaii.com