‘A Million Dreams’ benefit concert this weekend

Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network will present the benefit concert “A Million Dreams” this weekend. The concert will have two performances, one at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 30) at Christ Lutheran Church, located at 595 Kapiolani St. in Hilo.

Join Pedro Ka‘awaloa, Norman Arancon, Paige Mason and Mikala Thomas as they perform some of their favorite songs, ranging from pop and jazz favorites to some great hits from Broadway, both old and new.


Hilo’s very own Ka‘awaloa returns from the Big Apple where he has been working on his craft. He recently traveled the country in the national tour of “The King &I.” He played the title role of the King of Siam. Other notable roles are: El Gallo (“The Fantasticks”) both for KDEN and in Florida; Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”) and the Beast (“Beauty and the Beast”).

Norman Arancon continues to perform here on the Big Island, and is currently portraying “The Spirit of Transformation” in “The Hawaiian Nutcracker.” His most notable roles include: Engineer (“Miss Saigon”), The King of Siam (“The King and I”) for KDEN and Jafar (“Aladdin Jr.”).

Paige Mason is originally from Lexington, Kentucky but is now based out of New York. She most recently traveled China and Saudi Arabia in the International tour of “The Wizard of Oz.” Some of her notable roles are: Millie (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”), Fiona (“Shrek: The Musical”) and Babette (“Beauty and the Beast”).

Mikala Thomas most recently produced a Recital for his 28 music students. He was last seen playing keyboards for “RENT” at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and is excited to be working with Ka‘awaloa, Arancon and Mason.


KDEN has been providing quality theatre to the Big Island since 2002. Come out and show your support of an organization that has touched and shaped the lives of many in East Hawaii.

Admission to this event is free, but donations will be graciously accepted at the door. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information please call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com.

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