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50 years of theater

July 30, 2015 Long before I began writing Backstage, I read the column every week for many years. Within a few months of living on Maui, I began to hear the name Sue Ann Loudon quite frequently. more »»

‘Annie Jr.,’ ‘Oliver!’ reveal young stars

July 23, 2015 Merely managing a youth theater camp of several dozen children with only a small team of adult instructors is a remarkable feat, but to follow that with an organized and entertaining musical is quit... more »»

Maui youth set to shine

July 16, 2015 It took a child to exclaim that the Emperor had no clothes. more »»

‘The Addams Family’ full of kooky fun and dark comedy

July 16, 2015 With just two finger snaps, “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” takes the audience on a trip down memory lane — but detours into new territory along the wa. more »»

Maui OnStage gets creepy, kooky with ‘The Addams Family’

July 9, 2015 You may think your family is odd, but when it comes to eccentricities, “The Addams Family” has had the market cornered for nearly 80 years. more »»

A theatrical return

July 2, 2015 If you’ve ever been surprised to find out that actors like Hugh Jackman and Meryl Streep can sing and dance too, what you may not know is that most actors start out in youth theater groups, followed... more »»

At home in theater

June 25, 2015 Although there are nearly a dozen youth theater and dance programs on Maui, options are limited for west side kids, unless a parent is willing to drive them to Wailuku several times a week. more »»

Uplifting moves

June 18, 2015 Maui Backstage regulars are well-aware by now that I also work in theater, and every year I take on one big project. This summer, that project is directing “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. more »»

‘TIKI TIME’

June 11, 2015 Occasionally, someone will tell me that there is nothing to do on Maui. Perhaps tastes differ, but when it comes to the performing arts there are always two or three shows happening every weekend. more »»

‘Cinderella’ en pointe

June 4, 2015 Last week, I talked about the rarity of ballet conquering Broadway. more »»

Pulliam’s picks

May 28, 2015 The 2014-15 Broadway season was a year of surprises. more »»

Reliably funny Brian Regan

May 21, 2015 Consistency in comedy requires hard work. more »»

Talent on display

May 14, 2015 In Texas, you will find a few counties that have highly advanced high school football programs. The same might be said for basketball in Kentucky and Indiana. more »»

‘Bye Bye Birdie’

May 7, 2015 I doubt if I would be writing a weekly theater column were it not for my mother’s love of theater. more »»

Putting the Spring into dance

April 30, 2015 ‘Spring Extravaganza’ at the MACC features three separate shows: The 2014-15 theatrical season has been an unparalleled year for dance on Maui. more »»

Alternating actors add twist to ‘Brighton Beach’

April 30, 2015 During the pre-show announcement at “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” director Ricky Jones used the term “actor’s workshop” to describe the Maui OnStage production. more »»

Maui OnStage presents ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

April 23, 2015 In the summer of 1984, I spent 24 hours of guy time in New York City with my father. more »»

'Shoyu on Rice'

April 16, 2015 Quality performing arts companies establish an artistic niche within their community. more »»

Spotlight on Seabury

April 9, 2015 Many former Seabury Hall dancers have gone on to professional careers in cities like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. more »»

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ rises to top

April 9, 2015 In 2013, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lingered in the shadow of Nora Ephron’s (“Sleepless in Seattle”) “Lucky Guy,” which starred Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut and Courtney B. Vance. more »»

 
 
 

 

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