Date(s) - 10 August 2012 - 11 August 2012
Story of the WWII Flying Tigers
Released by: Vanita Rae Smith (808) 225-6927 HawaiiSpiritof45.wordpress.com
The Spirit of ’45 is proud to announce two performances of the concert version of the musical, GREENPATH AND RAINBOWS, the Story of the Flying Tiger and the Hump Supply Line. It will be presented at the Historical Hawaii Theatre on August 10 and 11, 2012.
The Spirit is happy to host Qiyu Liao and her troop of 45 voices from Kunming, China. It is the unforgettable story of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) lead by General Claire Lee Chennault. Ms Liao has written a beautiful musical tribute born of the memories of gratitude passed down from her parents and grand-parents who survived the war and credit America’s Flying Tigers for that. GREENPATH is a love story about a young soldier from Texas who falls in love with a local girl and is tragically killed in action crossing the Hump (China’s supply line to Burma).
Once in world history there was a joyful global experience. The day was August 14, 1945, WWII ended and celebrations erupted around the planet.
In August, 2010 the US Congress unanimously approved “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” initiative of the non-profit group and the second weekend in August is set aside to pay tribute and commemorate the Greatest Generation.
Last year Hawaii opened the national ceremonies at the Waikiki Shell and twenty-four hours later closed them with “Taps” at Punchbowl. That inaugural event focused on music from the era, a colorful ceremony with JROTC, a salute to Hawaii’s great soldiers (the 442nd), followed by a concert by the legendary singer Lee Greenwood. History Channel footage, archival photographs and portraits of the Greatest Generation provided the backdrop.
Make plans to attend this year’s commemoration. Tickets range from $15 to $25. Purchase tickets for the Youth, so that they may experience and continue the living history of China and America. Also make plans to attend “Taps” at Punchbowl at 5:30 on Sunday, August 12, 2012 (Free and Open to the Public)
TICKETS GO ON SALE the 5th of July, 2012 $15 for seniors, students, military & Hawaii Theatre Members $20 for balcony & $25 or orchestra featuring local performers: Lina Doo, Shari Lynn, Lorna Mount & Megan Mount
Hawaii Theatre Box Office Charge by phone: 528-0506 Buy Online at hawaiitheatre.com “There is a Hawaii Theatre Restoration Fee charges on all tickets”
SPONSORED BY: The Atherton Family Foundation Hagadone Honolulu Star Advertiser Oceanic Time Warner Cable Media Aqua Hotels and Resorts Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Sponsors may benefit from sponsoring an event with such a diversified potential audience: Participants of WWII, their children and grandchildren; Fans of “The Flying Tigers” and the Pacific Aviation Museum; The theatre and opera community plus their patrons; The military community and the many veteran organizations;
and the American Chinese community at large and Honolulu’s China Town.
Lina Doo, local performer
Shari Lynn, local performer
Megan & Lorna Mount, local performers