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Christmas with Mikala and Friends

Saturday, December 15th at 7:00pm
(doors open at 6:00pm)

Sunday, December 16th at 2:00pm
(doors open at 1:00pm)

Christmas with Mikala and Friends

Friends of Mikala performing are Justine Thompson, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Skyla Lee, Norman Arancon, Reina Dawn, Christopher Tomich, Terri Thomas, Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Valerie Poindexter and Bridge Hartmen.

Highlighting the show are songs from Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “We Need a Little Christmas” from Jerry Herman’s 1966 production of Mame, the jazz standard, “Peace” composed by Horace Silver in 1959, Hilo’s own version of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” with words by Jackie Pualani Johnson, the traditional gospel song “Amen” which was arranged by Jester Hairston for the 1963 Sidney Poitier film “Lillies of the Field,” the 1 piano 4 hands piano duet

“Sleigh Ride Fantasy” performed by Terri Thomas and Mikala Thomas and “Mele Kalikimaka” sung by the talented group of musicians that Mikala has brought together. Mikala will also be sharing his harmonica skills on the stage. And many more songs from jazz standards to the broadway stage.

Mikala has performed with many partners around the Big Island including the University of Hawaii-Hilo’s Theatre Department, Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network (KDEN), Performance Art Learning Center (PALC) at Hilo High School, accompanist for Pedro Kaawaloa’s shows, pianist for the East Hawaii All Star Jazz Orchestra and many other concerts, shows and benefit events. He has also been a piano accompanist for shows at Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (East Hawaii Cultural Center). This is his second Christmas Show in Hilo benefiting the Hilo Palace Theater.

Tickets available ONLINE at

$15.00 General Admission, $10.00 for Keiki (under 17), $20.00 Center Reserved. Tickets are  available at the Palace box office. For credit card orders, call the Palace at 934-7010, Monday through Friday from 10am – 3pm.