Virus fears suppress entertainment on the Big Island

  • “Into the Woods,” performed by the Aloha Performing Arts Co., was the last production at Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. The theater is closed through the end of April with all productions suspended due to concerns over COVID-19. (Stefani Pelletier/Special to West Hawaii Today, file)

  • DEB GOODWIN

  • Kahilu Theatre. (Courtesy / Kahilu Theatre)

In the wake of the Merrie Monarch Festival’s cancellation and the University of Hawaii prohibiting campus events with more than 100 in attendance, theaters and performing arts venues are making adjustments in the way they do business.