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Eric Gilliom returns to his theater roots with one-man musical

Although many know Eric Gilliom as a singer and musician, with collaborations alongside Barry Flanagan, Mick Fleetwood and Willie K, he returns to his theater roots in the original one-man musical play, “White Hawaiian,” Thanksgiving weekend at Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Wailuku. I ...

Native American dancer and choreographer presents ‘Weave’

Four years ago, I attended Rosy Simas’ “We Wait in the Darkness” at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The Minneapolis-based Native American dancer and choreographer is Haudenosaunee (Six Nations or Iroquois people) but identifies as Seneca. I was so affected by the jarring beginning of ...

Circus Lolo makes its debut at ProArts Playhouse

“Circus Lolo really is like nothing else ever,” says its creator Glenn Martinez. The locally based, live-action, cartoon circus troupe makes their debut this weekend at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. The 90-minute comedy performance will feature more than 50 characters in an array of ...

High schools announce first shows of season

Traditionally, our local high school theater programs present their first shows of the season between Halloween and Thanksgiving. In past years these productions conflicted, but this season Maui’s directors and drama instructors have scheduled them to open consecutively, starting this weekend ...

Maui LIVE Comedy Series resumes with headliner Helen Hong

Next month, the Maui LIVE Comedy Series resumes with headliner Helen Hong at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Talk radio listeners will recognize Hong’s voice and wit from her National Public Radio appearances on “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” as well as the political talk show “The ...

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ delivers a lot of bloody fun

In Scotland, deep-fried Mars Bars are a must do, as are the deep-fried butter sticks at the Texas State Fair, despite their contributions to your eventual death. Though a little lowbrow and perhaps trashy, if any show is a must do this season, it’s “Evil Dead: The Musical” at the ProArts ...