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Theater Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels- The Musical

Mel Brooks once famously stated, in reference to what people were saying about his work, “my movie rises below vulgarity!” Filmmaker Frank Oz never said anything remotely like that in regards to his popular 1988 Michael Caine/Steve Martin farce, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” However, I can’t imagine him not noting the cheerful raunchiness of the musical adaptation, which just had its …

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Theater Review: The Crucible

David C. Johnston’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” begins in darkness, as names are whispered, in a rhythmic, taunting fashion. As the lights slowly come up and sparse music sets the scene, we see six young women partaking in a dance. The nature of what they’re doing becomes clearer as the dance progresses, as the choreography suggests a synergy …

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Sandler, Spade, Schneider Comedy Show Sells Out, Second Show Added

Due to overwhelming demand, the March 31 show at 7:00 PM for the Here Comes The Funny Tour featuring live on-stage performances by Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider is sold out. To meet the high fan response for tickets, a 9:30 pm show has been added. Tickets for the 9:30 pm show go on sale to MACC members …

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Maui resident wins Hawaii’s first Grammy in Regional Roots Album Category

Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui won his first Grammy Sunday night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. It was Hawaii’s lone entry in the regional roots album category. Kalani released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating …

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Theater Review: The Cemetery Club

There’s an old saying, that “funerals are for the living”. It’s a bitter expression and I’ve never cared for it.  The saying suggests that a period of  grieving is essential when losing a loved one but a funeral is a futile party for no one but the survivors. While funerals provide friends and loved ones a time to say goodbye, …

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Maui’s Derick Sebastian performs for LA Clippers game

Maui’s ukulele virtuoso started off the New Year opening up an NBA game in California. “International ukulele sensation, Derick Sebastian” played the National Anthem for the LA Clippers game vs the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Thanks for making Maui proud Derick! #uDAman Click here to download our mobile app for Android and iOS

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Theater Review: The Game’s Afoot

The first big reveal in “The Game’s Afoot” happens in the opening minutes, which is the only reason I’ll spoil it. Kristi Scott’s energetic, often uproarious production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy/thriller begins with a play-within-a-play. We meet some of the ensemble cast, who are playing a climactic scene from a Sherlock Holmes/Prof. Moriarity caper. The acting is outsized and appealingly …

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Theater Review: Mary Poppins

Revisiting “Mary Poppins” is like putting on a pair of warm slippers. To my shame, I’ve never read P.L. Travers original novel but the 1964 Disney film version was a constant presence in my childhood. My father used to project film reels of scenes from the landmark Julie Andrews/ Dick Van Dyke musical in our living room. He also revealed …

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Journey to perform Feb. 28 at the MACC

Live Nation and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center present Journey in concert in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion Tuesday, February 28. Music starts at 7:00 pm, gates open at 5:00 pm. Tickets go on sale to MACC members Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00 am, and any remaining tickets to the general public Friday, November 18. Journey is one of …

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Theater Review: Sister Act- A Divine Musical

Perhaps the biggest compliment I could David Ward’s production of “Sister Act- A Divine Musical” at the top of this review is that it’s much better than the source material. This musical adaptation of the wildly popular and kinda-good 1992 blockbuster film comedy lacks Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy. There were a few times during  this stage show …

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