Lung cancer is the number one killer of adults in Hawaii, and the Aloha State is ranked second in the nation for youth asthma. In all, over 175,000 islanders have lung disease — that’s more than the combined populations of Maui and Kauai. The American Lung Association of Hawaii (ALAH) is leading the charge against these diseases, and championing clean air.
The Breathe Concert is the premiere fundraising event for ALAH, and a fantastic evening of music and entertainment in its own right. Taking place at the Hawaii Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 30, this year’s concert will feature Willie K, Melveen Leed, and the Hotclub of Hulaville. In all, over 100 dancers, singers, actors, and celebrity guests will present a “spectacle of style, flair, comedy, song and dance.” The production will be directed by Marian Jay Morrison, veteran performer and dance teacher who worked with Walt Disney Entertainment for 15 years.
Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert start at $35. But for $135, you’ll get to attend a pre-concert party in the Weyand Room with even more live music, food, drink, surprise gifts, costumed characters, and a promenade led by whimsical sprites and puppets. Get your tickets at the Hawaii Theatre box office (1130 Bethel Street), by phone (808-528-0506), or online.
If you’ll be there, be sure to tell the world by RSVPing on the concert’s Facebook event page. And either way, show your support by becoming a fan on the concert’s Facebook fan page. ALAH can be found on Twitter @AmLungAsnHI.
Unfortunately, the concert is the same night as the advance screening of the final season premiere of “LOST” at Sunset on the Beach. But, if you’re fine with waiting to watch “LOST” with the rest of America the following week, Hawaii Theatre is the place to be on Jan. 30.