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‘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 »»

Rythmic Circus comes to the MACC @ 7:30 p.m. Friday

March 13, 2014 Considering Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s featured artists, Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ Ampersand, Adaptations Dance Theater, the Alexander Academy and Seabury Hall — dance is flourishing on... more »»

Between the lines

March 6, 2014 One of the perks of writing for Maui Scene is getting the chance to chat with people you admire. more »»

Heart, soul spill off the stage in isle’s moving ‘La Cage’ musical

March 6, 2014 “La Cage aux Folles” is not a simple show to produce, nor is it an epical undertaking that requires a gigantic cast and crew to make it all work. more »»

Family Matters with 2014 ‘La Cage aux Folles’

February 27, 2014 I wonder how the initial financing pitch for “La Cage aux Folles” might have gone. more »»

Star among the standouts in MAPA’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

February 27, 2014 The Fiddler (Darvis Soo Hoo) in “Fiddler on the Roof” is a metaphor of survival, one who’s “trying to scratch out a pleasant simple tune without breaking his neck. more »»

High school stage set for action

February 20, 2014 It’s only fitting that King Kekaulike Dramatic Arts Company opens Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” tomorrow night. Maui now embarks into a raging storm of conflicting theatrical production. more »»

Seasoned cast shines in ‘Play’s the Thing’

February 20, 2014 Being unfamiliar with the works of P.G. Wodehouse and the current ProArts production, “The Play’s the Thing,” I was unsure what to expect on Valentine’s Day. more »»

The role of family

February 13, 2014 Guess what Eddie Cantor, Lee Strasberg, Walter Matthau, Joan Rivers, Kirk and Michael Douglas, Michael Bolton, Harrison Ford, David Copperfield, Peggy Lipton, Sean Penn, Jennifer Connelly, Robert... more »»

‘The Play's the Thing’ - Romance, comedy and laughter are in store

February 6, 2014 If the upcoming ProArts production, “The Play’s the Thing,” sounds familiar to you, it’s a Shakespeare quote from “Hamlet” — “the play’s the thing to prove the conscience of the king. more »»

Cataluna’s ‘flowers’ to bloom at MACC

January 30, 2014 About a year and a half ago, I interviewed Lee Cataluna, who had just released her latest book, “Three Years on Doreen’s Sofa. more »»

Life on the Fringe

January 23, 2014 One of the biggest catch-22s in entertainment is: How do you make it? Perhaps actress Lana Turner was actually discovered sitting at the soda counter of Schwab’s Drug Store in Hollywood, but I doubt... more »»

Maui Stage sizzles

January 16, 2014 While working as a volunteer usher twenty-some years ago in San Francisco, I met a woman named Millie Weitz. more »»


January 9, 2014 The Maui Arts & Cultural Center last season introduced Maui to a new form of theater with “Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: Target Earth,” a live-action graphic novel and 1930s radio show. more »»

2013 banner year; 2014 more ambitious!

January 2, 2014 Last year was quite banner for performing arts on Maui. Armed with success, the Maui theater schedule is only growing in productions for 2014. more »»

Backstage top 10 in 2013

December 26, 2013 “One singular sensation” — it’s a theater cliche, but that is the intention in choosing the finest stage moments of 2013. more »»

The King returns to the Rock

December 19, 2013 When you think about cottage industry and the logo embossed schwag that goes with it, no other entertainment icon can touch Elvis-bi. more »»

‘Spelling Bee’ a win for ProArts, Maui Theater

December 19, 2013 Stage Review In the past, I have talked about those once-a-year productions with an extra something that you can’t quite put your finger o. more »»



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