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‘Side Shows’ a chance to shine

May 19, 2016 “It’s a farce that is way over the top,” said “Breaking the Chain” director Vinnie Linares of one of the many short one-act plays to be performed this weekend at Seabury Hall Performing Arts’ annual... more »»

Acting theoretics

May 12, 2016 In island life, we like to believe that our art and music scene, the culinary world and our theater is an adjunct of metropolitan art or Broadway. more »»


May 5, 2016 With theater productions considerably sparse over the next two months, dance now grabs the spotlight with several upcoming weekends of performances ranging from contemporary to classical and starrin... more »»

Still Smokin'

April 28, 2016 “It’s a part of our DNA,” Cheech Marin replied. more »»

Top-notch actors wow in ‘Inherit the Wind’ drama

April 28, 2016 On several occasions, I have mentioned that any performing arts company that would choose to present my preferred style of theater on a regular basis would eventually go out of business. more »»

‘Inherit the Wind’ blows into Iao

April 21, 2016 On July 10, 1925, the trial of John Thomas Scopes began. The football coach and substitute science teacher had confessed to teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution at a Dayton, Tenn. more »»

ProArts’ ‘The Nerd’ delivers superb pace, sustained laughs

April 21, 2016 One’s sense of humor, like politics, is individualistic. more »»

KKHS brings nostalgia to Maui

April 14, 2016 At King Kekaulike High School’s “Bye Bye Birdie” performances last spring, baby boomers must have felt some nostalgi. more »»

An unstoppable farce

April 7, 2016 In 1985, 39-year-old up-and-coming playwright and actor Larry Shue was on the verge of superstardom. His latest farce, “The Nerd,” was a hit on London’s West End while “The Foreigner” ran on Broadway. more »»

No hold barred: ‘The Book of Mormon’ coming to Oahu

March 31, 2016 At the beginning of the 21st century, Broadway was stagnant. more »»

Bolstered by Broadway

March 24, 2016 Between a stellar performance by the cast of “Jersey Boys” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center last Friday, “Wicked” star Megan Hilty in concert this weekend, sold-out houses for “Guys and Dolls,” an... more »»

‘Master of a throwaway line’ … Wendy Liebman

March 17, 2016 “I’ve been doing stand-up for 30 years,” shared Wendy Liebman by phone last week. more »»

Talents on the rise

March 10, 2016 Youth theater flourishes on Maui as a result of the constant challenges instructors place upon young actors. more »»

Maui OnStage’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ a winning revival

March 10, 2016 My love and familiarity with Broadway musicals began in childhood, mostly from listening to old scratchy LPs with a skip or tw. more »»

‘Guys and Dolls’

March 3, 2016 Maui OnStage surveys audience members annually asking them to assist in choosing their upcoming season. Last spring, “Guys and Dolls” was the overwhelming vote-getter. more »»

‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

February 25, 2016 Irish playwright Brian Friel is frequently compared to both Tennessee Williams and August Wilso. more »»

Modern ministry: Baldwin presents ‘Godspell’

February 18, 2016 The closing of ProArts Inc.’s production of “And Then There Were None” this weekend is by no means an omen of things slowing down on Maui. If anything, it’s quite the opposit. more »»

Unquestionably funny

February 11, 2016 In the past decade, many an A-list comic has performed on Maui, along with a few B-listers whose star power rose significantly following a national tour. more »»

ProArts offers thrills, one by one

February 11, 2016 There are two endings to the current production of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “And Then There Were None,” but I won’t be revealing either one. more »»

‘Opposing Forces’: Dance production at the MACC to put a spin on hip hop

February 4, 2016 One of the most commendable qualities of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is its dedication to presenting groundbreaking new works. more »»



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