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Checking out the bright side of ‘Social Security’

September 1, 2011 Last week I talked about Maui theater taking risks and pushing the envelope as we embark upon the 2011-12 theater season. more »»

Please allow me to introduce myself …

August 25, 2011 Anyone can sell anything if they love what they sell. It’s selling something we are indifferent to that is difficult. more »»

Farewell, Mirabel … welcome aboard, Michael!

August 18, 2011 (This week’s Backstage marks another passing of the baton in the relay of wonderful writers who have negotiated this space. more »»

Speak of the devil …

August 18, 2011 A guy who works on about a third of all Maui shows is now writing the backstage column? I’d like to think that makes me extra qualified. more »»

Stars shine at MAPA’s ‘Damn Yankees’

August 11, 2011 Though the sky was cloudy, last Friday was a star-studded night at Maui Tropical Plantation. more »»

MAPA's ‘Damn Yankees“

August 4, 2011 Director David C. Johnston calls it “a Faustian legend, a middle-age love story and America’s past all rolled into a single evening of entertainment. more »»

Cirque Polynesia reaches new heights

July 28, 2011 Producer of the only circus show on Maui, seventh- generation circus performer Enrique Valencia has recast and re-imagined Kaanapali’s Cirque Polynesia to create a funny, daring production with a... more »»

‘Honk’ if you want creativity, charm

July 21, 2011 Catchy tunes and a captivating storyline are a great backdrop for the talent and creativity of the 18 young cast members of “Honk, Jr. more »»

Youth steal spotlight

July 14, 2011 This weekend, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Theater Theater Maui present the capstone productions of their youth theater camps. MAPA presents “Honk, Jr. more »»

Stage Review: ‘Chicago’ sizzles

July 14, 2011 Maui OnStage brings a sizzling, sarcastic and oh-so-satisfying rendition of the hit musical “Chicago” to the Historic Iao Theate. more »»

Get razzle dazzled! Visit Chicago

July 7, 2011 The Historic Iao Theater was packed last Friday night for a sneak preview of Maui OnStage’s production of “Chicago. more »»

Mapa’s ‘Aristocats, Kids’ a howling success

June 30, 2011 Last weekend, MAPA’s Youth Summer Musical Theater Camp Director Kathleen Schulz led a cast of more than 40 youngsters in a lively production of Disney’s “Aristocats, Kids. more »»

‘Aristocats, Kids’

June 23, 2011 When a family of pampered pets falls in with a ragtag gang of alley cats, laughs, adventure, romance and jazz ensue. more »»

Great Scott!

June 16, 2011 A consummate character actor, improv comedian and drama teacher last seen as a singing, dancing rodent in ProArts’ musical “Rats!,” Kristi Scott has never been afraid to think outside the box. more »»

Curtain rising on a great musical summer

June 9, 2011 Summer is musical theater season on Maui. As the weather heats up, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Maui OnStage gear up for some of the biggest and most memorable shows of the year. more »»

Meet the citizens of ‘GREATER TUNA’

June 2, 2011 Forty-six costume changes, 22 characters, two actors and one town: it’s ProArts’ production of “Greater Tuna,” a hilarious snapshot of small-town Southern life set in the fictional town of Tuna,... more »»

‘Greater Tuna’

May 26, 2011 “Did R.R. more »»

Maui OnStage takes pains to send Shakespeare back to the future with sexy SHREW

May 19, 2011 Maui OnStage’s “The Taming of the Shrew” is gutsy, sexy and totally unique. more »»

Two for the show: King Kekaulike, BHS produce winners

May 12, 2011 The King Kekaulike High School Drama Club brought spirit, talent and energy to the final performance of Disney’s “High School Musical, Jr.” last Sunday. more »»

Seabury dancers showcase high spirits, high hopes

May 5, 2011 All the slick, clever high school musicals on movie and TV screens these days can’t compare with the innocent, infectious energy of real kids doing the real thing. more »»



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