by Charles Gounod
Production/Director: Brad Dalton
Set Designer: Steven Kemp
Lighting Designer: Christopher Ostrom
Costume Designer: Helen Rodgers

presented at Hawaii Opera Theatre, 2018

“What makes Hawaii Opera Theatre’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ so exciting is that it celebrates the love story in all its glory while highlighting its message. The message of the production was conveyed primarily through effective staging and striking visual design, which used anachronisms to convey timelessness. The fast pace conveyed a sense of hurdling headlong, without pause or thought, into tragedy. Scenes change via carefully staged ‘freeze frames’ of the action that quietly melt away into the next scene, a powerful technique that created indelible moments, juxtaposing the feuding families with communal loss: separated groups facing off in anger versus everyone coming together in mourning.” - Ruth O. Bingham, Honolulu Star-Advertiser