Auditions were held on Thursday, March 19, 2006. Overall, they went well. Fourteen women auditioned for five roles. Ten additional women who signed up to audition, mostly represented by the same modeling agency, never even showed for their audition time slots.
The five cast are:
Debby Andres as Pali
Wilma Consul as Hannah
Rebecca Ellis as Lucy
Charity Pomery as Sybil
Melonie Leihua Stewart as Ka'ahumanu
The cast was approved by the museum management and the playwright. A special "Mahalo" (Thank you) goes out to Shirley Queja of Halau O'Aulani, who was a great help in promoting the auditions!
Rehearsals began March 28 with a read-through of the play. The reading went very well.