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'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 »»

'Rent' off Broadway on Maui

July 11, 2013 I recently saw a young couple walk past the Historic Iao Theater marquee that displayed details about the upcoming production of “RENT.” It read “525,600 minutes,” which is a lyric from the music. more »»

Up close with: Bob Wills

July 4, 2013 Many Maui residents have two or more jobs. I certainly do, and the same is true for almost every director and choreographer on island. more »»

Summer of the stage

June 27, 2013 From south side to west side and all around the island, it’s going to be an incredibly busy summer of theatrical productions that will appeal to just about every demographic. more »»

'Clean' comedy comes to Maui

June 20, 2013 What makes funny? Milton Berle liked to claim it was a science, such as, he used to say, the “K” sound is funny and the number “3” is funny. more »»

Maui’s top performers honored

June 13, 2013 Broadway celebrated its biggest night of the year on Sunday with the 67th Tony Awards. For most theater geeks like myself, it is the one night to catch a glimpse of the new hit Broadway productio. more »»

Ultra Violets + friends

June 6, 2013 Eighty years ago, the Historic Iao Theater was the epicenter of variety entertainment on Maui. more »»

West Side Stories

May 30, 2013 On Dec. 8, 1901, Pioneer Inn opened for business. At the time, it was only one of two modern hotels on Maui’s west side. more »»

Steven Dascoulis

May 23, 2013 A little over five years ago, I made a very foolish assumption. I first met Steven Dascoulias while performing in the Maui Academy of Performing Arts production of “The Music Man. more »»

Saintly Ambitions

May 16, 2013 Although the story may be repeated again and again in Hawaii, it will never lose its importance. In many corners of the globe, Molokai is known because of its world famous saints, Damien and Marianne. more »»

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

May 9, 2013 We all have pet peeves. What makes them fall into that category is that nine out of every 10 people will say, “that’s not a big deal, get over it. more »»

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

May 2, 2013 After a week of directing, it’s a bit of a relief to be back in the audience again, and a big mahalo to Sarah Ruppenthal for her coverage of “Hollywood Arms. more »»

Review: Maui OnStage’s ‘Hollywood Arms’ is a bittersweet slice of life

May 2, 2013 Just like the twin masks of comedy and tragedy, there is often a fine line between hilarity and heartbreak in the world of theater. more »»

Hollywood Arms

April 25, 2013 For many, it’s a startling paradox: those who make us laugh are often the ones who carry the deepest emotional scars. more »»



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