Momilani Elementary School in Pearl City, Hi Presents “The Legend of the Laughing Gecko”

The Legend of the Laughing Gecko author, G. Koji Nakamura (left) with Director, Bill Ogilvie (right) and the Momilani Elementary 4th grade cast. Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com

Momilani Elementary School 4th graders from Pearl City performed "The Legend of the Laughing Gecko" before a packed house in the school cafeteria on Thursday night, January 21, 2010.

Under the direction of Mr. Bill Ogilvie and with author G. Koji Nakamura in attendance, the 4th graders put on a flawless and inspiring performance to the delight of family, friends and faculty.

Momilani Elementary School 4th graders performing to the crowd. Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearcity.com

"It is Principal Doreen Higa's dream to have all grades, K-6 put on a drama production," commented Momilani Elementary School Counselor, Lance Nishihara. "This year, music was added and it's awesome to hear the kids singing. I believe it is Director Bill Ogilvie's 3rd year working with the students," Nishihara added.

Momilani Elementary School Principal, Doreen Higa (left) 4th Grade Drama Teacher, Troy Aurio (center) and Director, Bill Ogilvie (right). Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com

4th Grade Drama Teacher, Dawn Kanoho (right) with "The Legend of the Laughing Gecko" author, G. Koji Nakamura (left). Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6CSQPJ6obo

Momilani Elementary School cast members performing their finale. Video by Barry Villamil / barry@mypearlcity.com