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‘Wait Until Dark’ saves best frights for last

October 2, 2014 Offering a review on “Wait Until Dark” is a bit like telling someone Bruce Willis is really a ghost in “The Sixth Sense. more »»

'Wait Until Dark'

September 25, 2014 A 1966 New York Post review proclaimed “Wait Until Dark” “a first rate shocker. . . the suspense thriller we’ve long awaited eagerly.” Horror on stage is a rarity. more »»

‘Koi, Like the Fish’

September 18, 2014 Wil Kahele, director of Kumu Kahua Theatre’s “Koi, Like the Fish,” shared his thoughts on adult caregiving, “No matter how well meaning family may be, especially in care- giving, there’s no good guy... more »»

Director has brought a lesser-known comedy gem of a play to Maui and cast it perfectly

September 18, 2014 The ProArts Playhouse has presented many comedies over the years, but when it comes to continuously laughing out loud, its current production, “The Dixie Swim Club,” may be its funniest offering to... more »»

Friendship shines in touching story of ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

September 11, 2014 A recent Oregon production of “The Dixie Swim Club” was described as the sisterhood of the traveling swimsuit. more »»

Ron White

September 4, 2014 Cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking Ron “Tater Salad” White, not unlike frequent Maui visitor Bill Maher, has a loyal fan followin. more »»

And . . . Action!

August 28, 2014 Just like going back to school, Broadway and the entire theater world begin to present their newest offerings every year in late Augus. more »»

Miss Saigon

August 21, 2014 It would be easy to have modest expectations for “Miss Saigon.” For starters, topping last summer’s “Les Miserables” is quite a colossal task. more »»

Bring on the laughs

August 14, 2014 Last summer, Hawaii comic Augie T headlined the “Summer of LOL” tour. This summer, it appears all of Maui has gotten into the act, with a bevy of comedy shows happening over the next two weeks. more »»

When love . . . turns tragic

August 7, 2014 Director David C. Johnston quotes something Richard Maltby Jr., an American co-lyricist of “Miss Saigon,” said in the 1990s: “We should have looked at ourselves this way. more »»

Musical endeavor ready for debut

July 31, 2014 Investing in a new artistic endeavor is always risky. Those who try will be told, “It won’t work. more »»

MAPA’s Youth Musical Theatre SUMMER Camp presents fresh take on classic fairy tale

July 24, 2014 Since 2009, there have been four Maui productions of “Cinderella,” and this weekend marks the fifth with the Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ “Disney Cinderella Kids. more »»

Opera comes to Maui

July 17, 2014 “I want to bring the best singers in the world to the most beautiful place in the world to make music for the people of Maui,” says Opera Maui founder Jim Pric. more »»

‘Legally Blonde’ is a nonstop, high-energy romp that will have you smiling from start to finish

July 17, 2014 The good news regarding “Legally Blonde: the Musical” is that it’s a nonstop, high-energy romp that will have you smiling from start to finish. more »»

Legally Blonde’ turns bullying on its ear and is more than expected

July 10, 2014 Whether you’re a spouse, a date, a parent or a child, we’ve all been dragged to movies we didn’t want to see. We assume it will be horrible, and have incredibly low expectation. more »»

MAPA teens’ ‘Pippin’ is musically strong and dancing is extraordinary

July 10, 2014 You could describe “Pippin” as an underappreciated Broadway classic. Some find it too anticlimactic, some suggest it is dated, and others claim it is a little too gimmicky. more »»


July 3, 2014 “I chose to do ‘Pippin’ with adolescents, because like Pippin’s quest, all these young people are on a quest,” said “Pippin” Director Sally Sefton. more »»

Lia Krieg Talks Story

June 26, 2014 “I’ve never really had any training,” says Maui actress and singer, Lia Krieg. “I started in 1987 at the old Pu‘unene Playhouse under the direction of Linda Takita in ‘Pinocchio,’” she share. more »»

Legally Blonde

June 19, 2014 Five years ago, a young woman astonished everyone at the auditions for the Maui OnStage production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Her name was Casey Murphy. more »»

Opera with an edge

June 12, 2014 Even with no knowledge of opera, the opening strains of “The Mikado” are still incredibly recognizable — even 125 years after it debuted in London. Think of John Williams’ ominous “Jaws” theme. more »»



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