Hawaiian Goddess

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Hawaiian Goddess

The Hawaiian Goddess
a new musical,
based on The Epic Tale of Hi’iaka


Creative Team

Music and Lyrics:  Roslyn Catracchia and Keali’i Reichel

Book:  Roslyn Catracchia, Keali’i Reichel and Patrick Makuakane

Original Story:  Ho’oulumahiehie

Hawaiian Consultant:  M. Puakea Nogelmeier

Stage Director:  Scott Schwartz

Choreographer:  Patrick Makuakane

Music Supervisor:  Brad Haak

Scenic Design:  Walt Spangler

Costume Design: Manaola

Producer:  Michael Jackowitz/WitzEnd Productions

Executive Producer: Stephen Schwartz

Associate Director: Melanie Lockyer

Associate Choreographer:  Christine Yasunaga

Preliminary Artwork: Solomon Enos

State of Hawaii Tourism/Creative Industries Division Consultant:  Georgja Skinner


The story of Hi’iakaikapoliopele began as a Hawaiian oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation. Our musical begins with the goddess Hi’iaka’s quest to find her sister Pele’s dream lover, restore him to life, and deliver him safely to Pele at her crater home. Hi’iaka and her companions make their way through dangers and ordeals, facing spectral foes and worldly wiles. It is a very human account of love and lust, jealousy and justice, peopled with deities, chiefs, demons and commoners.   At it’s core, it is a story of two sisters who have a major falling out,  the havoc wreaked because of it ….and ultimate redemption.


Principal Characters:


Hi’iaka, the youngest of the sisters and the favorite of Pele

Pele, the Volcano Goddess

Lohi’au, chief of Kauai and Pele’s lover

Hopoe, Hi’iaka’s best friend

Wahine, Hi’iaka’s most trusted ally and traveling companion

Kane, God of procreation