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‘Boeing Boeing’ guarantees high-flying comedy

September 29, 2016 “Drink up, it’s going to be a bumpy nigh. more »»

‘The Old Man and the Sea’

September 22, 2016 Within the literary world of the 1920s and ’30s, Ernest Hemingway was a rock star, and a king amongst the Parisian “Lost Generation” community comprised of Sylvia Beach, Aaron Copland, Isadora... more »»

Reminder of the past

September 15, 2016 As a history buff, I can’t help seeing political similarities from century to century. From 1861 to 1933 only three Democrats occupied the White House totaling 19 years. more »»

For the love of theater

September 7, 2016 Many Maui theatergoers are surprised to discover that nearly everyone in community theater is a volunteer. more »»

Season Preview

September 1, 2016 A new theater season is beginning on Broadway, yet “Hamilton” remains the toast of the town with sold-out houses deep into 2017 and tickets running well over $1,000 apiece. more »»

Free Range Comedy

August 25, 2016 In Chicago in the late 1920s, Viola Spolin developed a new approach to teaching acting to young people based on the idea that they would enjoy learning the craft if it were presented as a series of... more »»

‘12 Angry Jurors’: Fresh approaches used to tackle dicey topics

August 18, 2016 The early summer shows on Maui delivered unbridled silliness and rampant hilarity. Moving into the dog days of summer, a shift toward weighty theater is now in play. more »»

In ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ dark themes reign

August 11, 2016 Two distinct motifs have emerged in musicals on Broadway over the past half centur. more »»

ProArts Inc. presents: ‘12 Angry Jurors’

August 4, 2016 “Twelve Angry Men” began as a low-budget teleplay written by Reginald Rose for the live anthology series “Westinghouse Studio One” in 1954. more »»

MAPA Live! presents ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

July 28, 2016 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was awakened by his wife, Fanny, from a nightmare in September of 1885. He replied angrily, “Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale. more »»

Youths dazzle in Maui shows

July 21, 2016 The apparent theme of youth theater this summer is raising the bar considerably. With Theatre Theatre Maui’s “Shrek: The Musical Jr. more »»

Maui youth in spotlight with productions of ‘Little Mermaid’ and ‘Shrek’

July 14, 2016 Youth theater on Maui frequently repeats itself with a handful of fairy tale productions in heavy rotation among the four high school drama departments and the three youth theater programs. more »»

Large-scale production of ‘Spamalot’ brings large-scale laughs

July 14, 2016 The moment Jerry Eiting as King Arthur pantomimes the classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” horse riding, followed by Ally Shore as Patsy mimicking the clopping of hooves with coconut shells,... more »»

Maui OnStage serving up ‘Spamalot’

July 7, 2016 In 2004, Eric Idle announced in a press release that Monty Python was coming to Broadway in the form of a new musical, stating, “Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy ‘Monty Python and th... more »»

Wayne Brady is BIG on Improv

June 30, 2016 “It’s what I have always done,” said three-time Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady when asked why he had a passion for musical theater. more »»

ProArts offers finest farce to date in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

June 30, 2016 Stage farce is a cousin of sorts to the sitcom. Despite well-known casts and clever premises, most sitcoms fail. more »»

The power of Suggestion

June 23, 2016 In 1953, sexologist Alfred Kinsey released his study “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female,” and Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine. more »»

Evolution of a dance company

June 16, 2016 Since their debut almost four years ago at the opening of Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center, to their seminal piece, “Adaptations,” presented at the Maui Fringe Theater Festival,... more »»

Masterful moments

June 9, 2016 Four years ago, I began honoring Maui actors at Tony time with what a colleague of mine has dubbed “my imaginary Tonys. more »»

Alexander Academy takes dancers through ‘Adventures in Wonderland’

June 2, 2016 Just as each local theater company has its own unique personality and style, so do the many local dance companie. more »»

 
 
 

 

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