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stage Hawaii musical
Those oh-so-cute Sanrio characters are coming to Hawaii in a full-scale, live musical stage show Aug. 14-16 and 20-23 at Hawaii Theatre.
Honolulu is the first of 20 cities on the Sanrio Smiles Live! "Adventures in Paradise" U.S. tour.
The production features Hello Kitty doing a hula and Pekkle paddling a canoe. Other Sanrio characters also perform music, dance and stories on a Hawaiian theme and promote the message that we should keep Hawaii litter- and graffiti-free.
Tickets for "Adventures in Paradise" are $12.50 and $15.50 plus theater and service charges. They are available at the Hawaii Theatre box office and Connection outlets. Call 528-5533 for more information or to purchase tickets. For group ticket sales, call 566-7414.
Meanwhile, Sanrio fans can keep busy learning to draw Pochacco, as in this lesson from the Sanrio website at http://www.sanrio.co.jp that even includes a Pochacco drawing song. We don't know the tune, though, so if you don't either, you'll just have to make one up!
Sing as you draw Pochacco:First, there was a pond called Doki Doki,
Three frogs jumped in, one a bit lower,
Water sprayed up, splash splash splash!
In the sky overhead, a lark fluttered here or there -- doesn't matter where!
Flying high, so very high.
The charming feature of this creature is his
little round tummy. Make sure it's no bigger than his head!
Tree-lined Pochacco lane.
Let's toddle! C'mon, let's go for a walk!
Check out the little legs.
That's right, I'm Pochacco!