PCHS Drama students pour out their “Hearts” in benefit fundraiser

It was an inspiring night of music, dance and acting at the "Hearts For the Arts" benefit fundraiser concert performed by Pearl City High School Dramatic Arts students on Saturday night at the Pearl City Cultural Center.

"Hearts For the Arts" was co-directed by PCHS seniors, Kaitlyn Iwashita and Kirstyn Trombetta. Iwashita and Trombetta co-directed and also performed under the directional guidance of PCHS Dramatic Arts teacher, Mr. Steven H.Y. Kam.

Iwashita and Trombetta were flawless as they led the multi-talented cast of PCHS drama students through nine numbers in Act I and eleven numbers in Act II. A packed house of family, friends and PCHS Dramatic Arts supporters showed their appreciation with their overwhelming applause after each number.

Proceeds raised from Saturday night's benefit concert will go towards funding this year’s local pidgin musical production of “Once Upon One Kapakahi Time” in late April 2012.

Congratulations and great job to PCHS Dramatic Arts students, Mr. Kam and support staff!

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kirstyn Trombetta performs to "Journey To the Past" from the film Anastasia. Piano accompaniment by Mr. Terrance Dunford.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Joseph Cardenas leads the PCHS drama cast in "For Now" from the musical  Avenue Q at the end of ACT I.

PCHS seniors, Kaitlyn Iwashita (left) and Kirstyn Trombetta (right) co-directed the "Hearts For the Arts" benefit fundraiser concert on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Pearl City Cultural Center.