Nakamoto Shows

Mr. Nak's Career


The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart


Hello, Broadway! (original revue)

Anastasia by Guy Bolton

“In Quarto” (4 one-acts)

The Valiant by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There by Earl J Dias

The Sandbox by Edward Albee

Happy Face by R.J. Colleary


The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

Here’s Hollywood! (original revue)

The Happy Journey by Thornton Wilder

West Side Story Excerpts (for the McKinley humanities program)


In This Hawaiian Net by Lloyd Stone

Once Upon a Mattress (musical) by Mary Rodgers

Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie


“Two for Tonight” (2 one-acts)

The Brick and the Rose by Lewis John Carlino

The Love Game (original musical by J. A. Nakamoto and Billy Kurch)

1984 Adapted from the novel by George Orwell

Fanny the Frivolous Flapper (original revue)

Dope by Maryat Lee


Peter Pan (musical with flying rigging by Peter Foy) by Carolyn Leigh, Mark Charlap, Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson

Now We Are Free by Chris Chibnal


Now Is the Time for All Good Men by Gretchen Wyler

Cinderella (musical) by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Whoopee, We’re All Gonna Die (original revue)

“Shibai” (2 one-acts)


Migawari Zazen (The Zen Substitute)


The Serpent by Jean Claude van Itallie

Marathon 33 by June Havoc

Celebration (musical) by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

“Three!” (3 one-acts)

An Echo of Wings by George Herman

Next by Terrence McNally

The Diary of Adam and Eve adapted from Mark Twain by David Birney

Winners by Brian Friel


Man of La Mancha (musical) by Dale Wasserman,Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh

The Snow Queen adapted from Hans Christian Andersen

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Me Nobody Knows (musical) by Gary William Friedman and Will Holt

Viet Rock (musical) by Megan Terry

Earth Song (original revue)

Hubris (original revue)


Oliver (musical) by Lionel Bart

Lute Song (musical) by Raymond Scott, Sidney Howard, Will Irwin and Bernard Hanighen

The Playroom by Mary Drayton

Now (original revue)

Moving On (original revue)


Camelot (musical) by Lerner and Lowe

The Sound of Music (musical) by Rodgers and Hammerstein

The Lion Who Wouldn’t by Gifford W. Wingate

No Hawaii Au (original Hawaiian play)


Count Dracula by Ted Tiller

The Apple Tree (musical) by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick,

Two Gentlemen of Verona (musical) by John Guare, Mel Shapiro and Galt MacDermot

Wanted: A Future


Godspell (musical) by Steven Schwartz

West Side Story (musical) by Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

Song for a New World (musical) by Jason Robert Brown

I Like the Sound of America (musical)


Celebration (musical) by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Hello Dolly (musical) by Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart, adapted from Thornton Wilder

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical) by Clark Gesner

Tricks (musical) by Jerry Blatt and Jonnie Burstein, adapted from Moliere’s Scapin


The Fabulous Fable Factory (musical) by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney

The Hobbit (musical) by David Rogers, Allan Jay Friedman and Ruth Perry

Moments (musical based on “Washington Square”)

Shrew! (musical) by Richard A. Barbie


The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

Jesus Christ Superstar (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

Allison Wonderland (musical) by Thom Racina


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Twelf Night O Wateva (pidgin-style musical) by James Grant Benton


Stop the World I Want to Get Off (musical) by Leslie Bricusse

Story Theatre (musical) by Paul Sills


Growing Up Naked (musical) by Richard A. Barbie

The Wiz (musical) by William F. Brown, Charlie Smalls and Timothy Graphenreed


The Girl in the Mirror by Bruce Jacoby

Dope by Maryat Lee


Charlie and Algernon (musical) by David Rogers and Charles Strouse

Voices from the High School (musical) by Peter Dee

The following shows were produced by the Humanities Learning Center with Jim directing.


Thirteen Daughters (musical) by Eaton Magoon

America, the Beautiful (original revue)


Shakespeare Is Alive and Well and Living at McKinley (original presentation written by students and presented in cooperation with HTY, directed by Daniel A. Kelin II)


Kalakoa and “Kaleidoscope (original shows based on writings of students)


Antigone by Robinson Jeffers


The Brick and the Rose by Lewis John Carlino

Rabbit by Nina Raine

The following shows were produced and directed by Jim at McKinley while in retirement.


Chikamatsu’s Forest by Ed Sakamoto


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (musical) by Clark Gesner


Two Acts of Courage