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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 »»

Making Maui Shine

May 26, 2016 For the past few weeks, I’ve shared ongoing conversations with artistic creators on their craft and contribution to Maui’s burgeoning performing arts scen. more »»

‘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 »»


Alcoholics Anonymous June 26, 2016

Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Rd.; We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Rd. by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m., toward shoreline, behind Maui Sunset, 1032 S. Kihei Rd. more »




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