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Survival against all odds

November 7, 2013 It’s not very often that a Maui playwright has the opportunity to present an original world-premiere play, but local writer Gary . more »»

Introducing Adaptations

October 31, 2013 Alan Dwan, a great silent film director of the 1920s, said there’s no such thing as an original story. Adaptations revisit iconic works, breathing new life into well-known stories. more »»

Fantasies will be brought to life during multimedia show ‘Phantome’ at Iao Theater

October 24, 2013 There is never a shortage of Halloween happenings (or Halloween puns) on Maui. more »»

KKHS’ ‘Lady Dracula’ a fun haunt

October 24, 2013 If teenagers are having a blast onstage, can you really critique them? I always applaud the forward-thinking philosophy embraced by Chris Kepler’s King Kekaulike High School drama program, and “Lad... more »»

‘Lady Dracula’

October 17, 2013 I tried to calculate the exact number of vampire entertainment incarnations over the past century but gave up when I got to “Blackula. more »»

Laughter makes ‘Triangle’ worth the trek

October 17, 2013 Something I’ve never witnessed before is happening in Kihei. more »»

Love that Lasts

October 10, 2013 A lasting relationship in show business is a rarity, but that’s not the case with Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. more »»

“Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”

October 3, 2013 At the opening night party of “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”, director Lee Garrow said he was worried that he wouldn’t be able to cast this show. more »»

‘ Love, sex, and the I.R.S.’

September 26, 2013 While working as extras on “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” an incredibly bored couple began to write a comedy that would showcase their talent. more »»

Improv group stars in “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical”

September 19, 2013 One of my favorite lines from “Family Guy” was when Quagmire called improv the “most consistently funny form of comedy. more »»

Coming to a stage near you!

September 12, 2013 With more than 50 stage shows planned on Maui this season, it was troublesome to fit them all in one column. Aside from what is listed, there are upwards of a dozen other productions on the horizon. more »»

Meet Ricky Jones

September 5, 2013 On Saturday, Maui OnStage will begin a new youth theater program helmed by veteran theater instructor Ricky Jones. more »»

Party for the arts

August 29, 2013 This week I am compelled to honor one of the greatest stage actresses of the 20th century, Ms. Julie Harris. more »»

'Les Miserables'

August 22, 2013 Late in life, Victor Hugo witnessed the construction of the Statue of Liberty from his Paris apartment. Though frail and near death, he insisted on visiting the site. more »»

‘Les Miserables’

August 15, 2013 If 50 people tell me a movie is fantastic, I can’t wait to have a dissenting opinion. I sit in the dark, arms crossed, demanding to be proven wrong. more »»

Supporting Roles

August 8, 2013 There is a booming performing arts scene on Maui, and if there is an MVP, it is the audience. After all, there can be no show if there is no business. more »»


August 1, 2013 How? And, wow!—is the buzz on Maui in regards to local theater. more »»

Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents FAME The Musical

July 25, 2013 I was about 10 when I first saw “Fame.” It was premiering on HBO, and a neighbor kid with cable invited the whole block of teens and tweens over to watch. more »»

Atamira Dance Company’s ‘KAHA’ at the MACC

July 18, 2013 Most Maui residents and visitors are familiar with the legend of Maui, and his tale of slowing down the sun. But Maui is also extremely prominent in Maori folklore as well. more »»

Review: ‘RENT’ at Historic Iao Theatre

July 18, 2013 If there weren’t so many shows running, I would devote more space to reviewing every aspect of “RENT.” Maybe that is a blessing in disguise. “RENT” needs to be experienced, not talked about. more »»



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