the McKinley Theater Group

A Brief History

McKinley Theater Group has thrived under the direction of James A. Nakamoto, fondly known as Jim or Mr. Nak. He taught at McKinley High School and directed plays and musicals from 1963 to 1994 while he was a teacher and then also in retirement from 2002 to 2005.

Jim had touched so many lives through the McKinley Theater Group that when he passed, a large number of former students came together to put on a show in his memory and to help support and continue his legacy of MTG.

If you wish to learn more about what shows Mr. Nakamoto please click here.

Fast forward to 2022, several teachers and community members have come together to once again revive the McKinley Theater Group. Their goal is to establish a thriving program once more for the students of McKinley High School and the community.