A great musical will often grow and change as its audience does, and as the people of Maui continue the long road of processing the recent devastation left by deadly wildfires, we realized it was time to relook at the musical COME FROM AWAY.
In this newly edited reissue from 2020, Jeff not only speaks with original Broadway cast member Geno Carr about the magic of creating COME FROM AWAY, he also welcomes actress, director, and born & raised Maui girl Hōkū Pavao for an updated conversation exploring the similarities between the selfless responses on the islands of Newfoundland and Maui.
Hear first hand about the spirit of Aloha and how it has ruled this recent Maui tragedy with a whisper. For a deeper look into the complexities of Hawai'i and its relationship to the western musical theatre art form, make sure you're subscribed to PATREON! to receive our latest bonus episode also featuring Hōkū.
Looking for ways to help the island of Maui?
- Here is the list of vetted Go Fund Me and Venmo accounts of Lahaina survivors: Help Maui Rise
- Kāko'o Maui Fund- from the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, this fund supports local organizations doing everything from providing legal advice to securing internet for the west side of Maui.
- Hawai'i Community Foundation- the Maui Strong Fund works in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members.
- A Few Local Businesses Jeff loves that could use your support- Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate, Ululani's Shave Ice, Leoda's Pie Shop
Mahalo for being part of this wonderful podcasting 'ohana!
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