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October 27, 2011 It makes me a little dizzy to keep track of the vast number of Halloween options that are available on Maui every year. I lost count last week. more »»

Risqué business

October 20, 2011 What is risqué? The American definition is “sexually outrageous,” implying impropriety. more »»

Seabury Hall production finds the magic in Bard’s ‘Dream’

October 13, 2011 What a jam-packed month of entertainment on Maui! OK. so it’s on the edge of what this column is supposed to cover, but Lee Cataluna’s appearance last Thursday at the MACC was a treat. more »»

‘Sylvia’: Wagging tale of love is funny, touching

October 13, 2011 “Sylvia” director Mark Colmer asks the questions, “Do dogs truly love unconditionally?” Can humans truly love unconditionally?” I think all of us would love to say yes to both questions, but if we... more »»

‘Sylvia’ unleashes laughter and tears; Seabury’s ‘Midsummer’ falls in autumn

October 6, 2011 Have you ever had something come between you and a relationship? Something that brings you joy, something precious but maybe something that makes a boss or a mate unhappy with the new you? “Sylvia”... more »»

Doing the write thing … Lee Cataluna

September 29, 2011 Public appearances and lectures are not well-attended on Maui and I have a theory about why. The information presented is not relatable to the average Maui resident. Next Thursday, Oct. more »»

Visions of a hopeful world sprout in ‘THE GARDEN of BE’

September 22, 2011 Here’s an obscure reference. more »»

Just ‘BE’ cause

September 15, 2011 It’s not every day that a collaborative original production is created from scratch. more »»

All Syked out!

September 8, 2011 Who says there’s never anything to do on Maui? There’s so much live entertainment happening between now and Christmas, it would difficult to attend everythin. more »»

Stage Review: ‘Social Security’ benefits from being hilarious

September 8, 2011 Have you ever felt out of place and uncomfortable? The only gringo at a quincenaera? A heart-on-your-sleeve Sicilian at Connecticut yachting regalia? To quote Joan Rivers, “Can we talk?” ProArts... more »»

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 »»



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