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When love . . . turns tragic

August 7, 2014 Director David C. Johnston quotes something Richard Maltby Jr., an American co-lyricist of “Miss Saigon,” said in the 1990s: “We should have looked at ourselves this way. more »»

Musical endeavor ready for debut

July 31, 2014 Investing in a new artistic endeavor is always risky. Those who try will be told, “It won’t work. more »»

MAPA’s Youth Musical Theatre SUMMER Camp presents fresh take on classic fairy tale

July 24, 2014 Since 2009, there have been four Maui productions of “Cinderella,” and this weekend marks the fifth with the Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ “Disney Cinderella Kids. more »»

Opera comes to Maui

July 17, 2014 “I want to bring the best singers in the world to the most beautiful place in the world to make music for the people of Maui,” says Opera Maui founder Jim Pric. more »»

‘Legally Blonde’ is a nonstop, high-energy romp that will have you smiling from start to finish

July 17, 2014 The good news regarding “Legally Blonde: the Musical” is that it’s a nonstop, high-energy romp that will have you smiling from start to finish. more »»

Legally Blonde’ turns bullying on its ear and is more than expected

July 10, 2014 Whether you’re a spouse, a date, a parent or a child, we’ve all been dragged to movies we didn’t want to see. We assume it will be horrible, and have incredibly low expectation. more »»

MAPA teens’ ‘Pippin’ is musically strong and dancing is extraordinary

July 10, 2014 You could describe “Pippin” as an underappreciated Broadway classic. Some find it too anticlimactic, some suggest it is dated, and others claim it is a little too gimmicky. more »»


July 3, 2014 “I chose to do ‘Pippin’ with adolescents, because like Pippin’s quest, all these young people are on a quest,” said “Pippin” Director Sally Sefton. more »»

Lia Krieg Talks Story

June 26, 2014 “I’ve never really had any training,” says Maui actress and singer, Lia Krieg. “I started in 1987 at the old Pu‘unene Playhouse under the direction of Linda Takita in ‘Pinocchio,’” she share. more »»

Legally Blonde

June 19, 2014 Five years ago, a young woman astonished everyone at the auditions for the Maui OnStage production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Her name was Casey Murphy. more »»

Opera with an edge

June 12, 2014 Even with no knowledge of opera, the opening strains of “The Mikado” are still incredibly recognizable — even 125 years after it debuted in London. Think of John Williams’ ominous “Jaws” theme. more »»

Maui’s Best

June 5, 2014 The 68th annual Tony Awards kick off Sunday night, with numerous well-known names and titles up for awards. more »»

Dance is all about the details

May 29, 2014 The opening 15 minutes of the film, “All That Jazz,” is a New York cattle call, or what its star, Roy Scheider, called “the entire plot of Chorus Line in one scene. more »»

Seabury’s wild selection of shorts side shows

May 22, 2014 Seabury Hall Performing Arts concludes its 2013-14 season this weekend with its 19th annual Side Shows, a wild array of short plays by professional, contemporary writers and student playwrights,... more »»

‘The Miracle Worker’

May 15, 2014 Last week while appearing on KAOI radio, Jessica Chernicki of “The Miracle Worker” commented, “Dust off the old pump.” She was humorously referencing the cliche of William Gibson’s well-worn play. more »»

Illuminating ‘Miracle Worker’

May 8, 2014 The term, “miracle worker,” was coined by Mark Twain in reference to Anne Sullivan’s work with Helen Keller. more »»

Polished ‘Lady Pirates’ are gold on KKHS stage

May 8, 2014 “What high school student will say no to sword fighting?” asks King Kekaulike High School drama instructor Chris Kepler. more »»

Look out for 'Lady Pirates'

May 1, 2014 Gangway for “women of opportunity, wenches gone astray, a sisterhood of thieves” and the “vile scourge upon the sea. more »»

ProArts saves best for last with ‘Carnage’

May 1, 2014 There is real-life drama, and there is stage drama. Stage drama is supposed to have exposition, conflict and resolution — neatly constructed in chronological order. more »»

Stage & Song

April 24, 2014 In 1904 when George M. Cohan sang, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” our modern image of Broadway didn’t exist yet. more »»



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