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MAPA Live! presents ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

July 28, 2016 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was awakened by his wife, Fanny, from a nightmare in September of 1885. He replied angrily, “Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale. more »»

 
 
 
Youths dazzle in Maui shows

July 21, 2016 The apparent theme of youth theater this summer is raising the bar considerably. With Theatre Theatre Maui’s “Shrek: The Musical Jr. more »»

Maui youth in spotlight with productions of ‘Little Mermaid’ and ‘Shrek’

July 14, 2016 Youth theater on Maui frequently repeats itself with a handful of fairy tale productions in heavy rotation among the four high school drama departments and the three youth theater programs. more »»

Large-scale production of ‘Spamalot’ brings large-scale laughs

July 14, 2016 The moment Jerry Eiting as King Arthur pantomimes the classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” horse riding, followed by Ally Shore as Patsy mimicking the clopping of hooves with coconut shells,... more »»

Maui OnStage serving up ‘Spamalot’

July 7, 2016 In 2004, Eric Idle announced in a press release that Monty Python was coming to Broadway in the form of a new musical, stating, “Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy ‘Monty Python and th... more »»

Wayne Brady is BIG on Improv

June 30, 2016 “It’s what I have always done,” said three-time Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady when asked why he had a passion for musical theater. more »»

ProArts offers finest farce to date in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

June 30, 2016 Stage farce is a cousin of sorts to the sitcom. Despite well-known casts and clever premises, most sitcoms fail. more »»

The power of Suggestion

June 23, 2016 In 1953, sexologist Alfred Kinsey released his study “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female,” and Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine. more »»

Evolution of a dance company

June 16, 2016 Since their debut almost four years ago at the opening of Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center, to their seminal piece, “Adaptations,” presented at the Maui Fringe Theater Festival,... more »»

Masterful moments

June 9, 2016 Four years ago, I began honoring Maui actors at Tony time with what a colleague of mine has dubbed “my imaginary Tonys. more »»

Alexander Academy takes dancers through ‘Adventures in Wonderland’

June 2, 2016 Just as each local theater company has its own unique personality and style, so do the many local dance companie. more »»

Making Maui Shine

May 26, 2016 For the past few weeks, I’ve shared ongoing conversations with artistic creators on their craft and contribution to Maui’s burgeoning performing arts scen. more »»

‘Side Shows’ a chance to shine

May 19, 2016 “It’s a farce that is way over the top,” said “Breaking the Chain” director Vinnie Linares of one of the many short one-act plays to be performed this weekend at Seabury Hall Performing Arts’ annual... more »»

Acting theoretics

May 12, 2016 In island life, we like to believe that our art and music scene, the culinary world and our theater is an adjunct of metropolitan art or Broadway. more »»

SEASON TO MOVE

May 5, 2016 With theater productions considerably sparse over the next two months, dance now grabs the spotlight with several upcoming weekends of performances ranging from contemporary to classical and starrin... more »»

Still Smokin'

April 28, 2016 “It’s a part of our DNA,” Cheech Marin replied. more »»

Top-notch actors wow in ‘Inherit the Wind’ drama

April 28, 2016 On several occasions, I have mentioned that any performing arts company that would choose to present my preferred style of theater on a regular basis would eventually go out of business. more »»

‘Inherit the Wind’ blows into Iao

April 21, 2016 On July 10, 1925, the trial of John Thomas Scopes began. The football coach and substitute science teacher had confessed to teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution at a Dayton, Tenn. more »»

ProArts’ ‘The Nerd’ delivers superb pace, sustained laughs

April 21, 2016 One’s sense of humor, like politics, is individualistic. more »»

KKHS brings nostalgia to Maui

April 14, 2016 At King Kekaulike High School’s “Bye Bye Birdie” performances last spring, baby boomers must have felt some nostalgi. more »»

An unstoppable farce

April 7, 2016 In 1985, 39-year-old up-and-coming playwright and actor Larry Shue was on the verge of superstardom. His latest farce, “The Nerd,” was a hit on London’s West End while “The Foreigner” ran on Broadway. more »»

 
 

Debtors Anonymous July 29, 2016

“Free and Clear” group meets 6-7 p.m., St. Theresa Church, St. Francis Rm., Kihei; free. Call 879-7870; visit dahawaii.org. more »

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