SBT’s Spring Film Festival

Russell Da Rooster’s Spring Film Festival will be showing all 5 short films that we have created over the years. From January through May 2020 we will be showing a new film each month. For the month of January we will be showing our short film called ” In The Footsteps Of Our Princess ” in honor of our Princess Ka`iulani. You can enjoy the show on Spectrum Ch.128 on Tuesday and Thursday at 6am, 3pm, & 6pm, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. On the Ho`ike Ch.54 on Wednesday at 6pm. Also if you are out and about and have an internet connection, you can watch it anytime and anywhere on our YouTube channel. Just click on flyer and you’ll see!

SBT’s Short Film

During the months of January and February we at the Storybook Theatre of Hawaii will be showing a short movie of our own making called “ In The Foot Steps of Our Princess “.  It’s about 35 minutes long and filled with great dramatic moments and facts about our Princess Ka`iulani.  We at the Storybook Theatre honor and celebrate her life. You can also watch it on the Russell Da Rooster Show on Ho`ike channel 54 on Wednesdays at 7pm and on our YouTube channel.

Friday Nights At SBT!

Friday nights are filled with family fun and happy moment here at the Storybook Theatre! This Friday we have an awesome origami class with Caylin Spears and a showing of our newest film Sparky Matsunaga. Hope to see you there and invite your friends and family to make the night a great night!


First Friday’s Keiki Talent Show!

Join us at the Storybook Theatre on the 1st Friday’s of each month for our Keiki Talent Show! We will have special guest and everyone that comes has a chance to be in our Russell Da Rooster Show! Also it is a talent show, so don’t forget to practice your talents and come show us what you can do. All ages welcome. Please check out our flyer or call 808-335-0712 for more information. We hope to see you all there.


Blowing Bubbles In The Wind!

Desperado Orchestra with guest violinist Megan Lawson To Perform at Storybook Theatre of Hawaii in Sparky’s Garden of Peace

September 28, 2019

Hanapepe, Hawaii, release date September 9th, 2019 – Desperado Orchestra “Blowing Bubbles in the Wind” with guest violinist Megan Lawson will be performing in Sparky’s Garden of Peace at Storybook Theatre of Hawaii on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Desperado Orchestra is a studio based out of Hawai’i led by blues influenced musician J Lawson and his wife Megan Lawson.  They are dedicated to sharing a multi-cultural approach through their music education youth programs.  Desperado Orchestra evokes American roots music in a modern world.  
“Truth, sincerity and music directly from the spirit. My music is made to uplift and inspire all people to be better than they are and unite under the shared beauty of the human experience.” -J Lawson
The purpose of The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii is to enable Hawaii’s community to experience and participate in the performing and media arts, SBTH also perpetuates the cultural values and heritage of the peoples of Hawaii and the Pacific.  Sparky’s Garden of Peace, a part of Storybook Theatre of Hawaii is a safe and inspirational place for the whole community to enjoy. This is a place of dreams and imagination within where artists and musicians are able to share their work in an intimate and beautiful garden setting.  

This exclusive concert is on Saturday, September 28, 2019, doors open at 5:00pm, concert starts at 5:30pm at the Storybook Theatre of Hawaii, Sparky’s Garden of Peace in the heart of Hanapepe town, 3814 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe, Hawaii.  Get your tickets at, $10 donation online or at the door.    

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How often does little Kaua’i have an opportunity to see a world premiere movie made right here on island by local residents who happen to be media professionals?
‘Warrior Poet’ is such a movie. Storybook Theatre, for the last 24 years, has honored the memory and legacy of “Hanapepe Boy” Sparky Matsunaga. Now with the help of a master storyteller, Alton Takiyama-Chung and veteran videotographer Dr. Robert Zelkovsky, the dream of a documentary drama creatively telling Sparky’s story has come about.
The 45 minute movie will premiere in Hanapepe on Saturday, October 5th at the Social Hall of the Hanapepe United Church of Christ, 4481 Kona Rd at Kaumuali’i Hwy. The event
will include a pupu and dessert reception beginning at 5:30 pm with local style pupu, and desserts, followed by a program of entertainment including taiko drumming and special guest speakers.
Get your tickets here


Russell Da Rooster’s March Chicken Pic Contest!

Start Date: Mar. 5, 2019 Last Day To Enter: Mar. 25, 2019 Winner Announced: Mar. 30, 2019 You see them from mauka to makai and even in our shopping malls. Kaua`i is home for the wild chickens. 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 for their clarity and artistic merit. How To Enter: Post your best picture of a wild chicken to Russell Rooster’s FB page. Rules: Must be our friend on Facebook. *(If not, no problem just add us) Must include this #rrchixpixcontest Must be a picture taken by you of a chicken on Kaua`i. No Photo Shot Pictures. Winners Prize: $25 Cash! For more information Call 808-335-0712 Daytime hours.

2019 Grand Prize Contest Winner

Congratulations to Makaya Kaduce she is Our Grand Prize Winner For 2018! We Would like to thank everyone that participated in our monthly Russell Da Rooster Chicken Pic Contests! Also don’t forget to keep up with our Social media profiles and our YouTube Channel for our latest events, contest, workshops and more! Keep Tuned in for our next contest and you could be our next cash prize winner! Good luck!

Hanapepe History Day 2019

Come and enjoy a day of Hanaqpepe History,  Saturday January 19th 2019 from 9:00am till 2:00pm.

The day will be filled of special guess, great history stories of the town and it’s people, guided walks to several abandoned Plantation Camps and a great lunchtime meal. For more information please check out the flyer or call Storybook Theatre at 335-0712.

Spark Matsunaga – Warrior for Peace

One Man Performances of Warrior Poet:
Story told by renown performer, Alton Takayama-Chung.
A 40 minute performance with nationally renown storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung featuring the story and poetry of Kauai Boy, WWII Army Officer & former U.S. Senator Spark Masayuki Matsunaga.
Produced by Storybook Theatre

6:30 pm Friday September 21st @ Kaua’i Soto Zen Temple BUY TICKETS NOW!

6:30 pm Saturday September 22nd @ Waimea Theatre BUY TICKETS NOW!

6:30 pm Sunday September 23rd @ Storybook Theatre BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Walk & Talk Story in Hanapepe


Available every Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am- 11:00am

The Walk and Talk Story Tour of historic Hanapepe town is a 90 minute walk through one of Kauai’s most whimsical old towns. Tour participants will meet at Storybook Theatre’s Magic Garden gate on the East side of Kona road.  As you stroll through town you will enjoy views of Hanapepe Valley, cross the historic swinging bridge hanging above Kauai’s third largest river, Hanapepe river and pass over our hundred year old original town bridge. You will learn about the geographical and historic origins of the area and hear stories that have been passed down through generations about the historic buildings themselves; exclusively from our trained interpreters. The tour will end at our beautiful boutique garden and you will visit  Storybook Theatre’s new Celestial Tea Room; where you will get to experience our rejuvenating Chinese herb tea.  You can then sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your morning!

Marine Eco Tour


Our Storybook Theatre School Tour Fleet of inflatable Marine Creatures has now added a New Tiger Shark and he is ready to perform for your children. Last touring season our programs performed for more than 6,500 young people on 5 Hawaiian Islands with an overwhelmingly positive response.

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Parade at the Storybook Theatre


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Peace Garden

Take a tour of our Peace Garden from construction to the lively events that have been celebrated with our friends like you.