Virtual cheer: Groups move holiday shows, performances online

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Jackie Pualani Johnson performs a song dressed as a nun last week for the Hilo Community Players' virtual Christmas cabaret in Hilo. Performers taped their acts live from a living room for the intimate, virtual show.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Michelle Kratel is filmed while singing a holiday song for the Hilo Community Players' virtual Christmas cabaret. Performers taped their acts live from a living room for the intimate, virtual show.

Hilo holiday programs set their sights to online streaming to bring music, dancing and holiday cheer to households during the COVID-19 pandemic.