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UH Hilo Theatre Secures Sponsorships

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Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Contact: Larry Joseph, (808) 974-7310

For Immediate Release

Standing with Theatre Manager Larry Joseph (second from left) and Chancellor Rose Tseng are UH Hilo Theatre Gold Sponsors (L to R) Derek Kurisu, The Kurisu Family, Jere Usui, American Savings Bank, and Barry Taniguchi, KTA Super Stores.

For the first time in four years, the University of Hawai'i Hilo Theatre is presenting a full season of live performing arts events. The 2002-2003 season marks the renewal and commitment of UH Hilo Theatre to the Big Island community with presentations of traditional and contemporary drama, dance and music.

This full season is made possible with the generous financial support from community groups. Rallying to the Theatre's call for help were Gold Sponsors KTA Super Stores, American Savings Bank, and The Kurisu Family. Silver Sponsors include Bank of Hawai'i, Big Island Toyota Blane's Drive Inn, Creative Arts Hawai`i & Instant Sign Center, Hawai'i Electric Light Company, Inc., Hawai'i Planning Mill (HPM) Foundation, KWXX/B97/KPUA Radio Stations, Meadow Gold Dairies, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Restaurant Kaikodo, Tsukazaki Yeh & Moore, Attorneys at Law, and Windward Pharmacy.

"Our sponsors were there when we needed them, and I know they take great pride and satisfaction knowing they are helping to bring performing arts and cultural events to our community that would not otherwise be possible," said Chancellor Rose Tseng.

For more information about becoming a season sponsor or a member of Applause, the friends of UH Hilo Theatre, please contact Larry Joseph at the Theatre, (808) 974-7310.

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