Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center's Journey to Scotland

Follow the adventures of the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center's Journey to Scotland and the 2011 Fringe Festival.

We will post updates as we prepare on this once in a lifetime experience for cast and crew.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thank You Nanakuli and Waianae

Today, the NPAC cast and crew took time out to thank the Nanakuli and Waianae community members for their support in getting the NPAC to Edinburgh Scotland by holding signs and banners.  The sign waving and cheering was our way of saying how much we appreciate the support from the community and how proud we are to represent the Westside.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Countdown Begins

A week from today, NPAC will be touring London . . . the thought of this makes our head's spin.  The next three days will consist of packing costumes, gifts, programs, flyers, props and to finalize our itinerary as best as we can.  We plan on holding signs and banners on Wednesday to thank the community for their support.  No rehearsals this week, but we plan on doing a quick run through next weekend when we are in Edinburgh.

The excitement builds.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekly Update July 24, 2011

By Tali Ulufale

This past week was amazing, from getting ready for the show to the performances by the students and to know how hard they have worked and how far they have come.

I love seeing the puzzled look on the audience faces at the end of each performance, not knowing what to believe first, not knowing what they just went through, then that look of pride.

I knew there would be a lot of emotion from the audience with how intense the play is and how powerful the kids performances are and for a lot of the people the play hit close to home.

As for the trip I'm excited and scared..I'm excited because this is a trip of a lifetime and for some, it's the first time leaving the island and scared because there are a lot of people believing in us and I don't want to let them down...but like Mr. Kitsu said this is a trip of a lifetime that only those of us going will truly know the experience. Just remember its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the let's go and show the world what we are made of.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opening Night of Under the Influence

Cast and Crew of Under the Influence

Tonight is our opening night of Under the Influence and cast is so excited.  First, we get to perform the show at the Cupola Theatre at the Honolulu Design Center.  Second, it looks like we will have over 100 people attending; many who will be first time audience members for NPAC.   It's showtime!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Trying a different way to link to Facebook

Well, after trying to link our blog to Facebook and then finding it didn't work, we now will just share each blog entry to Facebook. Hoping this turns out better.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Debut of Under the Influence

Excited about sharing our Fringe production, Under the Influence this coming week.  Also, excited about performing at the Cupola Theatre at the Honolulu Design Center.  Going into a different venue and using their lights and sound will give us good practice for the Fringe.  

Performance dates are July 19 at 7:30 pm at the Cupola Theatre and on July 22 and 23 at the NHIS Multi-Purpose cafe.

For tickets or more information go to:

Apologies for multiple and outdated posts

As we try to figure out how to get our NPAC Edinburgh Blog postings linked to the NPAC Facebook page. We hope we have everything fixed at this point.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Test 2

Testing to Facebook

Linking Blog Page to NPAC Facebook Page

We have figured out how to link our NPAC Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 Blog page to our NPAC Facebook page.  Thus, if you are a fan of our NPAC Facebook page, you should be getting any updates that are posted on this Blog page to the NPAC Facebook page.  This will make it easier for us to post and hit our followers on both sites.

If you want to be a fan of the NPAC Facebook page, here is the link:

Weekly Update, July 16, 2011

It is getting closer to our departure date . . . 2 weeks till we leave the islands for the UK . . . everyone is getting excited and the Under the Influence show is coming together.  Here are the highlights since last update:
  • The alumni staff took over directing duties for two weeks in June as Mr. Kitsu had to travel off island for personal and work reasons.  
  • The NPAC finally made its way to the Kam Swap meet and sold many items; however there still was much left over and we donated it to Goodwill.
  • The NPAC worked with Planned Parenthood and Alu Like on a teen pregnancy prevention video.
  • The debut of Under the Influence will take place next week on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm at the Cupola Theatre in the Design Center on Kapiolani Blvd. and on July 22, 23 at 7:30 pm at the NHIS multi-purpose cafe.
We can't wait to share the show with our supporters.

Here are pics from recent rehearsal of Under the Influence:

Weekly Update, June 4, 2011

Sorry for the delay in posting this blog entry from Bailey Barnes . . .

This week with NPAC was awesome! Our week started last week friday with our performance at the Okinawa Center for Head Start. Our audience was amazing they greeted us in before our performance, we performed for them, they fed us, and cheered for us till we reached the door. It was so much fun. 

Then we all came back together on Monday for our end of the year cast banquet at the Pacific Beach Hotel. It was so much fun! We had awesome food, took pictures with each other, we each got our certificates with our very own "nicknames" (I was named Ms. Mad Swag), then we had disco, and we all danced like there was no tomorrow. Tali also put together a video of the school year. The whole banquet was a blast. 

On Tuesday we had to clean out Mr.'s room for our swap meet on Saturday. It was actually really fun. I'm not the cleaning type but this clean was really fun. We were looking through everything like the programs from the last 20 years of NPAC. Everything looks like it changed a lot, like costumes and props. Then we Came back on Wednsday to continue cleaning his room. We all planned to sleep over Friday night so we could get up early for Saturday. Friday came..... And it was storming, thunder and rain. So Mr. had to cancel the swap meet. I was really looking forward to it. But now we are prepared for the next time. But then the rain stopped and I wished we went to the swap meet more. But its okay. I just can't for next week with NPAC.