MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying?

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MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying?


Saturday Nov 11 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00


About the Performance:

MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying blends the inspirational aspects of a TED Talk with the glitter and excitement of a Broadway musical. It’s the first show of its kind to shine an empowering light on a subject almost everyone struggles with: money and self-worth. 

When 38-year-old German-born international singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch met 59-year-old Brooklyn-born international author Marcia Zina Mager they were both struggling to understand taxes, bills, and their own self-worth. Despite their age difference, the two Honolulu-based artists decided to deal with their life-long financial demons by writing a full-length Broadway musical about money. That powerful journey transformed into MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying, a raw, funny, and provocative 2-woman musical play chronicling the ups and downs of their intensive creative process. 

MONEY TALKS won the Audience Choice award at Iao Theatre, part of the 2016 Maui Fringe Festival; broke box office records at the 2015 Oahu Fringe Festival; performed for 300 inmates at the WCCC (Oahu women’s prison); received standing ovations from hundreds of recovering drug addicts at Habilitat; and continues to wow theatre, church, synagogue, and corporate audiences all over Hawaii.

This special performance is directed by Joyce Maltby, who founded HPU’s theatre program where she was a professor and director for 23 years, at the helm of 51 productions. Joyce was honored with the Pierre Bowman Lifetime Achievement Award and has been the recipient of 20 Po’okela Awards during her career.

Alan Okuye, the show’s musical director, originally from Los Angeles, is a former Atlantic Records recording artist who has toured with Rickie Lee Jones, Keifer Sutherland, Mic Fleetwood, and many others. In addition, Katherine Jones lends her talents to this production as choreographer, with more than 50 musical productions to her credit.

$15 student/children tickets available for purchase in person at the box office. Students need valid ID.

Special thanks to Impact Hub Honolulu!

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