“Hawaii Magazine” readers select “Ha” as “best live show”


The Polynesian Cultural Center’s (PCC) critically acclaimed evening show, Ha: Breath of Life, has been chosen as Hawaii’s “Best Live Show” in Hawaii Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

“It is such an honor to receive this award.  This one is extra special because it was chosen by the readers of Hawaii Magazine representing voters from across the nation and beyond,” said Delsa Moe, one of Ha’s producers and director of cultural presentations at PCC.

“It took us three years and countless hours before Ha was ready to make its premier. We not only wanted to create an entertaining show, but one that would give the audience a deeper glimpse into the cultures of Polynesia. From the original choreography and costumes, to the animation and lighting effects, we needed to be sure that every product we put on stage was culturally authentic and relevant.”

Ha showcases more than 100 performers, many of whom are students at neighboring Brigham Young University – Hawaii and come from the various cultures they represent. Cast members unite to perform a story about the lead character, Mana, as he evolves through the universal life themes of boyhood, young love, respect and responsibility. All themes are central to the different Polynesian cultures and are relatable on a global level, relaying the message of family, hope, pride and heritage.

Ha: Breath of Life is performed nightly at the PCC’s Pacific Theater from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All seating is reserved and visitors are encouraged to book early. For reservations visit Polynesia.com or call toll-free at 1-800-367-7060.

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