Po‘okela Awards honor excellence in Hawaii theater
By Star-Advertiser staff and news services
Aug. 13, 2019
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PHOTO COURTESY MANOA VALLEY THEATRE
Manoa Valley Theatre’s Hawaii-premiere production of “Allegiance,” the George Takei musical about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, received awards for excellence in 10 categories Monday evening at the 2019 Po‘okela Awards. The MVT production’s awards included Overall Musical, Leading Female in the Musical to Kristian Lei, Non-Resident Guest Artist to Ethan Le Phong (center) and Featured Male in a Musical to Dann Seki (right).