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‘Wicked?’ Not! It’s ‘The WONDERFUL Wizard of OZ’

July 19, 2012 I’m sure there’s got to be a Shakespearean or Biblical story that’s been adapted more frequently than Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” but at the very least “Oz” is a close third or fourt. more »»

‘The Producers’ delivers riotous fun

July 12, 2012 “How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. more »»

‘Narnia’ team a melting pot of Maui youth theater

July 5, 2012 Congratulations to two highly successful productions this past weekend, MAPA’s “Narnia” and the Sirens of Song’s “Hollywood Swing Canteen. more »»

Cast gears up for July 6 premiere of ‘The Producers’

June 28, 2012 Like most entertainment columnists, I got started by being just a big fan. more »»

‘Narnia’ provides life lessons for young actors

June 21, 2012 I’ve never been much of a Science Fiction and Fantasy fan. I fell asleep during “The Lord of the Rings” and hated “Avatar.” However, for some reason I’ve always loved C.S. Lewis’ tales of Narnia. more »»

‘Sirens of Song’ to perform at ‘Hollywood Swing Canteen’

June 14, 2012 In the heart of hippie land, the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco, there is a 1940s swing dance and jazz club, Club DeLux. more »»

Dale Button Veteran Maui actor prepares for latest role in Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’

June 7, 2012 There’s a little used word that dates back to the showbiz boarding house days, a theatrical. I can think of no better word to describe Maui stage performer Dale Butto. more »»

Rachel Deboer combines multiple art forms

May 31, 2012 Multi talented Maui performer, Rachel Deboer began performing in childhood as Snoopy in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. more »»

Maui Fringe Festival returns with mainland and local acts

May 24, 2012 I once participated in a Chicago Fringe Festival and the Chicago Sun-Times described Fringe Festivals as “too insignificant to be front page news, too big to be ignored. more »»

Review: Morose ‘and Miss Reardon Drinks a Little’ has well-timed laughs

May 24, 2012 Every Maui theater group has made risky choices this season. The rewards are not always immediate, but the effort legitimizes Maui theater as it continues to grow. more »»

and ‘Miss Reardon’ drinks a little

May 17, 2012 It has been quite the eclectic season for Kihei’s ProArts. Producer Jonathan Lehman has offered a slate of sophisticated but slightly obscure plays. more »»

Cast to share ‘mama stories’ at Iao Theater

May 10, 2012 According to playwright and artist Pat Masumoto, “What started out as a 100th year birthday gift to my mom grew into this magical experience for contributors, cast and audience!” Masumoto’s mom,... more »»

Seabury Hall doesn’t ‘Shirk’ from cutting the rug

May 3, 2012 As each high school theater program prepares for the end of another school year, we witness talented seniors performing one final time and talented underclassmen performing in larger roles for the... more »»

‘Lesser Ahi’ remains fresh from start to finish

April 26, 2012 MAPA’s “Lesser Ahi” is billed as a comedy, but there is much more happening at the Steppingstone Playhouse than laughter. more »»

Review: Impeccable casting, inspiring set make ‘Pond’ must-see theater

April 26, 2012 Maui residents are truly blessed for multiple reasons. One of them is an emerging artists’ Mecca. more »»

Twilight glow ‘On Golden Pond’

April 19, 2012 I remember seeing “On Golden Pond” when it first came out. We went as a family. Multiple generations all sitting together and we all had something we could identify with. more »»

‘Lesser’ is more in rollicking MAPA world premiere

April 12, 2012 My favorite thing in theater is a brand-new show. There’s something exciting about being a part of the first few who get to witness new material. more »»

Welcome to George Lopez’s America

April 5, 2012 When I lived in L.A., one of the top morning DJs was a guy named George Lopez. In a town that listens to more radio than anyplace else on earth, that can be an incredibly lucrative lifelong gig. more »»

Call her ‘Cindy’ …

March 29, 2012 What makes certain cartoons timeless and enjoyable for all ages is humor on two levels: one level for the kids and an “over-their-head” set of one-liners for the adults, like “Rocky and Bullwinkle. more »»

Aly Cardinalli Shuffling off to baltimore

March 22, 2012 Aloha, and bon voyage to Aly Cardinalli! The longtime performer, choreographer and director on Maui will be relocating to Baltimor. more »»



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