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Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 2/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW on February 20, 2018 in Hawaii

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Hawaii (more...)
BWW Review: FIGHTS & DELIGHTS at Kennedy Theatre BWW Review: FIGHTS & DELIGHTS at Kennedy Theatre
by Ashley Timm on February 18, 2018 in Hawaii

Showcasing the vibrancy of traditional Chinese theatre, these contrasting plays celebrate the chou - or comic - character, an irrepressible force of comedy who continually reveals the laughter in life.  Filled with convoluted acrobatic contortions, mistaken identities, adorable lovers, and exhilarating battles, this celebration of "the clown" will appeal to audiences of all ages. (more...)
Photo Flash: FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS at University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre Photo Flash: FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS at University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Hawaii

The University of Hawai'i presents FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS, a trio of Chinese comedies! FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS is a collaboration between University of Hawai'i's Asian Theatre program and Theatre for Young Audiences program. (more...)
Shine Bright With LITTLE BIG EYE At HTY Shine Bright With LITTLE BIG EYE At HTY
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Hawaii

Everyone has a superpower and in Honolulu Theatre for Youth's newest preschool show, Little Big Eye, a feisty little fish with a curious eye for adventure discovers the powers which have always been inside him.  Journey with Little Big Eye through the sea as he meets a colorful cast of spectacular puppet characters who help him navigate the wonders within Hawaii's waters.  Little Big Eye also needs the help of young audience members to discover the greatest superpower of all, coming together as a community to achieve a common goal. Audiences will be singing along and shining brightly on this interactive journey, as the ocean comes bubbling to life. (more...)
Kennedy Theater presents SPRING FOOTHOLDS: TRANSITIONS Kennedy Theater presents SPRING FOOTHOLDS: TRANSITIONS
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Hawaii

The University of Hawai'i at M?noa's Department of Theatre and Dance rounds out Kennedy Theatre's Primetime 2017/18 Season with Spring Footholds: Transitions.  This dance concert showcases the talents of Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Dance candidates as well as undergraduate dance student choreographers and performers with a dynamic contrast of styles and themes. Performances run March 14, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.  There will be a free Post-Show Rap following the performance on March 16. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Hawaii

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
VIDEO: Take a First Look at FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS at University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre VIDEO: Take a First Look at FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS at University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre
by Leah Windahl on February 15, 2018 in Hawaii

The University of Hawai'i presents FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS, a trio of Chinese comedies! FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS is a collaboration between University of Hawai'i's Asian Theatre program and Theatre for Young Audiences program. FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS is a combination of three separate Chinese plays: TREASURE IN THE CHEST, PI JIN ROLLS THE LAMP, and WHERE THREE ROADS MEET. FIGHTS AND DELIGHTS opens February 16th and runs through the 25th. (more...)
Les Dames D'Escoffier Announces Chefs Vivian Howard And Ed Kenney in ROOTS RUN DEEP Fundraiser Les Dames D'Escoffier Announces Chefs Vivian Howard And Ed Kenney in ROOTS RUN DEEP Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Hawaii

Les Dames d'Escoffier Hawaii Chapter is holding its annual fundraiser, "Roots Run Deep" on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Mari's Gardens to benefit their "Dames who Donate" Scholarship Fund. Chef Vivian Howard was last year's James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Personality/Host for her work in PBS' popular show 'A Chef's Life,' and is a four-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef in America: Southeast. Vivian, a Dame herself, will be joined by local Chef Ed Kenney, who hosts his own Emmy Award winning PBS show, "Family Ingredients." Ed is also a four-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef in America: West. The evening will feature Kenney and Howard alongside some of the members of the Hawaii chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, including Lee Anne Wong, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Jackie Lau, Maria Short and Abigail Langlas among many others. (more...)
Poetry Out Loud State Finals 2018 Announced Poetry Out Loud State Finals 2018 Announced
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Hawaii

The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth announce the state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in Hawaii

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS Moves Audiences to Tears Thru February 18 BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS Moves Audiences to Tears Thru February 18
by Anton Anderssen on February 03, 2018 in Hawaii

I am the Lord of Hartforth, an ancient village located aside Yorkshire Dales National Park in northern England. Not a lot goes on there. It is highly conservative, where people pride themselves on proper behavior. 42 miles to the south is Rylstone, an equally proper village. The Rylstone Women's Institute shot to fame with its 1999 society calendar because its distinguished ladies were photographed nude. Angela Baker, whose husband John, an assistant national park officer, died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma in July 1998 at age 54, inspiring the idea for the calendar. There were a lot of people riled up in Rylstone; this simply was not proper English protocol. When Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, was caught topless in August 1992, she was kicked out of Balmoral Castle and banned from the royal household for some 16 years. Likewise, the 11 women featured in the nudie calendar certainly raised eyebrows, even among the liberal folks; however, the women also raised £2million for leukaemia research and their publicity stunt spawned a hit movie starring Helen Mirren. The movie spawned a stage play, CALENDAR GIRLS. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More!
by BWW Special on February 02, 2018 in Hawaii

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LES MIS, WAITRESS, PRSCILLA, and More! (more...)
IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre Announces DOMINION At Hawaii Theatre Center IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre Announces DOMINION At Hawaii Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk on February 01, 2018 in Hawaii

IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre (IONA), Hawai'i's premier dance ensemble, today announced the staging of DOMINION, its epic evening-length work about animals, humans and the spirit that binds us. Two performances will take place at the Hawaii Theatre Center, Friday May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Bring in the Chinese New Year with Three Chinese Comedies at University of Hawaii Bring in the Chinese New Year with Three Chinese Comedies at University of Hawaii
by BWW News Desk on January 30, 2018 in Hawaii

The University of Hawai'i Department of Theatre + Dance is proud to present Fights & Delights: Three Chinese Comedies, co-directed by Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak and Mark Branner.  Celebrating the chou—or comic—character, the three plays filled with acrobatic contortions, mistaken identities, adorable lovers, and exhilarating battles are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.  This production highlights the vibrancy of traditional Chinese theatre and opens on the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage February 16—Chinese New Year 2018.  Performances run February 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and on February 18 and 25 at 2:00 p.m.; free pre-show chats will be held on February 17 and 24 at 6:45 p.m.  Saturday, February 17 is “Throwback Saturday” with tickets only $5.00-$15.00.  Regularly priced tickets are just $8.00-$25.00.  Fights & Delights will be performed in English. (more...)
Blue Note Hawaii's 2nd Anniversary Continues With Chris Botti Blue Note Hawaii's 2nd Anniversary Continues With Chris Botti
by BWW News Desk on January 30, 2018 in Hawaii

Blue Note Hawaii is continuing its second anniversary celebration with the week-long residency of jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. The Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends series kicks off with musical icon Chick Corea. Other international and national recording artists include Filipino super star Martin Nievera in a Valentine's Day series, followed by 80s pop star Rick Springfield. Returning to the Blue Note Hawaii stage by popular demand is guitar legend Lee Ritenour. The local artists this month include Honolulu-based jazz and hip hop drummer Dae Han, the incomparable Willie K and beautiful songstress Raiatea Helm. There are also powerful tributes to Whitney Houston featuring Ginai, Quincy Jones and John Coltrane with Mike Lewis & Friends. There's reggae on tap with a celebration of Bob Marley's birthday in what promises to be an amazing evening of music. Josh Kaye & Friends will pay homage to Nina Simone featuring vocalist Sherry Graham. (more...)
Kumu Kahua Theatre Requests Submissions from Playwrights: Kumu Kahua Theatre Requests Submissions from Playwrights:
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2018 in Hawaii

There have been so many amazing stories and perspectives pivoting on the 38 minutes during which we were under the threat of a ballistic missile... Artistic Director Harry Wong III and Managing Director Donna Blanchard, ask local playwrights to write pieces inspired by that Saturday morning.   (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 28 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 28
by Audition Roundup on January 28, 2018 in Hawaii

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 28, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Diamond Head Theatre BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Diamond Head Theatre
by Ashley Timm on January 28, 2018 in Hawaii

Based on a true story, Calendar Girls (also a 2003 hit movie) accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you with a feeling of empowerment as you leave the theatre. (more...)
Kennedy Theatre Presents DON'T BE ABSURD Kennedy Theatre Presents DON'T BE ABSURD
by BWW News Desk on January 27, 2018 in Hawaii

Late Night Theatre at the University of Hawai'i at Mnoa kicks off the spring semester with DON'T BE ABSURD: An Evening of Existential Drama, a double-bill featuring Samuel Beckett's Play and Edward Albee's The Zoo Story. Both Absurdist dramas, it will be an evening exploring the absolute power of language. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW Special on January 26, 2018 in Hawaii

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)
CALENDAR GIRLS Adds Two Shows at the Diamond Head Theatre CALENDAR GIRLS Adds Two Shows at the Diamond Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 24, 2018 in Hawaii

Based on a true story and a hit movie, CALENDAR GIRLS comes to the DHT stage on January 26th. A little risqu but a lot of fun---the play achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh; it makes you cry; it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you walked in the door. Two shows have been added: Saturday, February 17 at 7:30PM and Sunday, February 18 at 4:00PM. (more...)
Kennedy Theatre Will Celebrate Chinese New Year with FIGHTS & DELIGHTS Kennedy Theatre Will Celebrate Chinese New Year with FIGHTS & DELIGHTS
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Hawaii

The University of Hawai'i at M?noa's Department of Theatre + Dance will present Fights & Delights: Three Chinese Comedies, co-directed by Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak and Mark Branner. Highlighting the vibrancy of traditional Chinese theatre, the three plays celebrate the chou, or comic character, who continually reveals the laughter in life. As it gets closer to opening night of the production on February 16, Chinese New Year, Kennedy Theatre is excited to announce additional information and provide more photos illustrating the beauty of these delightful plays. Fights & Delights: Three Chinese Comedies runs February 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and on February 18 and 25 at 2:00 p.m. on the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage. Free pre-show chats will be held on February 17 and 24 at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, February 17 is 'Throwback Saturday' with tickets only $5.00-$15.00. Regularly priced tickets are just $8.00-$25.00. The shows will be performed in English. (more...)
Windward Community College LOVE LOCAL STYLE Windward Community College LOVE LOCAL STYLE
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Hawaii

Windward Community College presents Love Local Style directed by Taurie Kinoshita and performed by Windward CC Theatre 260 students onstage at Palik? Theatre February 16 through February 25. Love Local Style is a collection of short plays about love in Hawai'i written by some of the state's most talented local playwrights. (more...)
BWW Preview: AITAF - ARTS IN THE ARMED FORCES 2018 BWW Preview: AITAF - ARTS IN THE ARMED FORCES 2018
by Ashley Timm on January 22, 2018 in Hawaii

Actor and former Marine Adam Driver will give a large monetary prize to the winner of a new playwriting contest open only to veterans and active duty service members. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 1/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW on January 20, 2018 in Hawaii

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Hawaii (more...)