Regional Theater of the Week: The Concert Hall of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
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This Week's Featured Regional Theater: The Concert Hall of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
The Neal S. Blaisdell Center is known as the Community Center on the island of Oahu and is conveniently located in downtown Honolulu at the base of Punchbowl. It is easily accessible to Waikiki hotels and shopping centers. Blaisdell Center is situated on the historic site of the former Ward Estate known as "Old Plantation" which the City and County of Honolulu acquired in 1958. The many artesian springs on the Estate have been transformed into tropical fish ponds that wind around the Arena and Exhibition Hall and provide a tranquil setting. The property is also known for its sweeping lawns and coconut tree groves which have existed since they were originally planted at the Ward Estate.
The Blaisdell Center complex includes a multi-purpose Arena, Exhibition Hall, Galleria, Concert Hall, meeting rooms and parking structure. These facilities are affordable and adaptable and ideal for cultural attractions, meetings, community shows, trade shows, family shows, sporting events and superstar entertainment.
The Concert Hall is Hawaii's premier performing arts theater for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theatre. Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Rent, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Cats and other national touring shows have performed here. This magnificent theater seats, 2,158 people in luxurious comfort. With continental seating a proscenium stage and modern lighting and sound systems, the Concert Hall can also be used for plenary sessions, symposiums and other large meetings.
Upcoming events at the Concert Hall include Bill Cosby, Honolulu Symphony Chorus, Hawaii Opera, RAIN, BLUE MAN GROUP, SESAME STREET LIVE, and the recently announced THE LION KING.
For more information, please visit: http://www.blaisdellcenter.com/
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