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On the flip side

September 17, 2015 It would be easy to assume that the real Bob Saget is the current foul-mouthed comedian. The old family-friendly Bob Saget probably hated doing “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos. more »»

New season in full swing

September 10, 2015 As a new theater season begins on Broadway, it is apparent, due to the overwhelming success of little shows over the past two seasons (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Fun Home,” “The... more »»

Let the laughs flow

September 3, 2015 Comedy has been blossoming on Maui for the past two years, but with packed houses at nearly every comedy event in 2015, it is fair to suggest that it is now erupting in popularity. more »»

‘Evita’ a remarkable community achievement

August 27, 2015 Stage Review – Four years ago, I began writing Backstage offering a slightly controversial introduction: “My intention is to have an honest discussion with the Maui theater-loving community . . . more »»


August 20, 2015 “I will come again, and I will be millions. more »»

History on Hooves

August 13, 2015 Maui’s newest ongoing production, “Na Lio” (The Horses), began its official run Monday, but on Friday night, members of the media, family and friends were invited to attend a gala opening. more »»

‘A life I wanted to live’

August 6, 2015 Patton Oswalt’s humor may not be for everybody, but he is universally regarded by the comedy world as one of the best in the business. more »»

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 »»


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 »»



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