Archives for September 2018

‘Sparky Matsunaga – Warrior Poet’

Storybook Theatre has chosen to commission a professional storyteller to create a one man performance about the life and times of former United States Senator Sparky Masayuki Matsunaga of Hanapepe, Kaua’i. The program is filled with entertaining personal stories, anecdotes, poetry and historic recollections of Sparky’s life and times.

Warrior Poet will be premiered at the Kauai Soto Zen Temple on the International Day of Peace, September 21st at 6:30 pm. In addition to the 40 minute performance, the evening program will feature a peace parade from Sparky’s statue at Storybook Theatre to the Zen Temple and many other local performers and expressions of peace throughout the evening. Donations will be accepted.

Waimea Theater on September 22nd at 6:30pm admission will be $15 for adults and $5 for children. A limited seating special showing will be at the Spark M. Matsunaga International Peace Garden at Storybook Theatre on Sunday September 23rd at 6:30 pm. It will feature a meal catered by local favorite restaurant, MCS Grill in Hanapepe.

Additionally, Mr. Takiyama-Chung’s historical presentation is available for a small fee for 4th grade through high school students and will include his 40 minute one man show and a question and answer session with one of America’s most renown professional storytellers.

For more information call Storybook Theatre at 808-335-0712. To purchase tickets or make a donation to assist with bringing the program to Kaua’i visit or Ticket locations: MCS Grill, Princeville Hot Yoga, Storybook Theatre, Waimea Theater.

Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung

Limited Engagement

40 minute performance and Q & A with nationally renown storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung featuring the story and poetry of Kaua`i Boy. WWII Army Officer & former U.S Senator Sparky Matsunaga.


Russell Da Rooster Show #74 – “Down Dog”

In this show we start things off with Amanda Smith from Menehune Chef. She will be showing us all how to make a Menehune Chef Poi Smoothie. Then we visit Calvin and Makanui. Calvin tells Makanui about some of his favorite adventures he and Russell had together. Including their trip to the Big Island when they visited the volcano, to the time they taught a family how to recycle and much more. Watch the Show to see why Calvin has a secret!


Russell Da Rooster Show Times

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Russell Da Rooster’s September Chicken Pic’s Contest!

“Winners Prize: $25 Cash”

Start Date: Sep. 5, 2018 Last Day To Enter: Sep. 26, 2018 Winner Announced: Sep. 30, 2018

Kaua`i is home for the wild chickens. You see them from mauka to makai and even in our shopping malls. So, we at the Storybook Theatre of Hawaii home of Russell Da Rooster will be having a monthly contest for the best wild chicken picture you can capture. Pictures will be judged by their clarity and artistic merit.


August Contest Winner!

Congratulations Kamala Knudsen is the winner of our $25 Monthly Cash Prize and will be eligible for our 2018 Grand Prize of $200 awarded on December 31st, 2018. Special Mahalo for everybody who sent us their Chicken Pics! Try Again in September!