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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 »»

Maui’s Best

June 5, 2014 The 68th annual Tony Awards kick off Sunday night, with numerous well-known names and titles up for awards. more »»

Dance is all about the details

May 29, 2014 The opening 15 minutes of the film, “All That Jazz,” is a New York cattle call, or what its star, Roy Scheider, called “the entire plot of Chorus Line in one scene. more »»

Seabury’s wild selection of shorts side shows

May 22, 2014 Seabury Hall Performing Arts concludes its 2013-14 season this weekend with its 19th annual Side Shows, a wild array of short plays by professional, contemporary writers and student playwrights,... more »»

‘The Miracle Worker’

May 15, 2014 Last week while appearing on KAOI radio, Jessica Chernicki of “The Miracle Worker” commented, “Dust off the old pump.” She was humorously referencing the cliche of William Gibson’s well-worn play. more »»

Illuminating ‘Miracle Worker’

May 8, 2014 The term, “miracle worker,” was coined by Mark Twain in reference to Anne Sullivan’s work with Helen Keller. more »»

Polished ‘Lady Pirates’ are gold on KKHS stage

May 8, 2014 “What high school student will say no to sword fighting?” asks King Kekaulike High School drama instructor Chris Kepler. more »»

Look out for 'Lady Pirates'

May 1, 2014 Gangway for “women of opportunity, wenches gone astray, a sisterhood of thieves” and the “vile scourge upon the sea. more »»

ProArts saves best for last with ‘Carnage’

May 1, 2014 There is real-life drama, and there is stage drama. Stage drama is supposed to have exposition, conflict and resolution — neatly constructed in chronological order. more »»

Stage & Song

April 24, 2014 In 1904 when George M. Cohan sang, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” our modern image of Broadway didn’t exist yet. more »»

'Ridiculous & Real'

April 17, 2014 Next week, ProArts Playhouse presents Maui’s debut of Yasmina Reza’s multi-award winning “God of Carnage” in Kihei. Reza is a literary anomaly of sort. more »»


April 10, 2014 April is blooming at the Historic Iao Theater with five performances of three plays this week, and a fourth, “The Miracle Worker,” in rehearsal for its May opening. more »»

Laughter among ‘Worthmores’ rewards

April 10, 2014 STAGE REVIEW – They say laughter can cure a multitude of ills. If that’s the case, then “The Worthmores” is just what the doctor ordered. more »»

Sensational season ahead for Maui OnStage

April 3, 2014 At Saturday night’s “Sneak Peek,” guests were treated to multiple excerpt performances from five productions chosen for Maui OnStage’s 2014-15 season. more »»

‘Worthmores’ are worth a visit

March 27, 2014 Nearly a decade in development, Tom Althouse’s manners comedy, “The Worthmores (or the Maid Unmade),” will premiere will full pomp, plumage and pageantry next weekend at the Historic Iao Theater. more »»

Action on isle stages

March 20, 2014 After a whirlwind month of productions (too many to accommodate reviews for all), I was pleasantly surprised that all eight Maui-produced shows had packed houses with upward of 200 people per night. more »»



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