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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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Theater Review: Clarence Darrow

The art of performing a one-man show isn’t lost on Robert Angelo, whose solo performance looms large throughout “Clarence Darrow.”  This unique, accomplished night of stage craft takes place at the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. It gives us Angelo as Darrow, the brilliant and legendary lawyer, as he provides the audience with stories from …

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Making “Yes”- An Interview with Jim Oxborrow and Jennifer Rose

When I met with Jim Oxborrow and Jennifer Rose on a warm September day at the Pro Arts Theater in Kihei, there was a great deal of rubble and noise. The set to “The House of Yes,” their shared passion project, was being assembled and, while I could see the vision coming together, things on stage were still, at the …

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Theater Review: The House of Yes

It’s not every day that a play like Wendy MacLeod’s “The House of Yes” appears in a community theater playhouses, let alone one on Maui.  MacLeod’s 1990 dark comedy is, to say the least, an unusual challenge for any group of actors. It’s also a theatrical rarity, a hard-to-describe and impossible to forget night of theater. This RoseOx production, performed …

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Theater Review: Boeing Boeing

Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing Boeing” is one of those foolproof French farces, like “La Cage Aux Folles,” that has been translated into English, remade and performed numerous times to great success. Camoletti’s comedy, which first appeared in 1962, has been listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as “the most performed French play” and was even made into a 1965 …

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Gregory Juan named 15th Richard Ho’opi’i Falsetto Contest Champion

The Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest named its 15th champion Friday, September 23, 2016 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Gregory James Kahikina Maikalani Maxwell Juan is the grandson of Charlie and Nina Maxwell, famed kumu of Pukalani Hula Hale and son of Rodney and Hi’ilei Juan. An alumni of Kamehameha Schools Maui Class of 2012, he recently graduated …

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Theater Review: Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

The streak hasn’t ended. Yes, it’s odd opening a theater review with what sounds like a baseball reference but I thought I’d cut to the chase and answer the question most have regarding the MAPA Live production of “Jekyll and Hyde The Musical.” Wunderkind director David C. Johnston is once again at the helm of a production that sure looks …

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