Star-Bulletin Features


Monday, July 19, 1999



By Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
From left, Andrew Sakaguchi, Yvonne Filius and Guy
Merola starred in MVT's "Kiss of the Spider Woman,"
among the many theatrical productions nominated
for Po'okela Awards.



DHT leads
Po‘okela nominees

A couple of musicals lead the nominations for the 1999 Po'okela Awards, the Hawaii State Theatre Council's 16th annual celebration of theatrical achievement.

Diamond Head Theatre's "The King and I" and "Oliver" had 11 nominations, helping the theater company to amass 37 nominations.

Manoa Valley Theatre was second in the nominations with a total of 25. The company's productions of "Jake's Women" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" had 8 nominations apiece.

The ceremony will take place July 26 in the Outrigger Prince Kuhio Hotel Grand Ballroom. The event will feature no-host cocktails at 6:30 p.m., pupu at 7 and the awards presentation at 8 p.m.

The cost to attend is $30 for HSTC members; $40 for non-members ($10 tax-deductible for non-members). For information and reservations, call 623-2973.

Here is the list of nominees:

Leading male in a play

Bullet Dan Furst, "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet David F. Kleist, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet John Perry, "How I learned to Drive," ASATAD
Bullet John Perry, "The Diary of Anne Frank," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Lance Rae, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," Manoa Valley Theatre

Leading female in a play

Bullet Betty Burdick, "To Kill A mockingbird," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Stephanie Fodor, "The Diary of Anne Frank," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Linda Johnson, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Lisa Konove, "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Janel Parrish, "To Kill A Mockingbird," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Anne-Marie Russo, How I Learned to Drive, ASATAD

Leading male in a musical

Bullet Kalani Brady, "Fiddler on the Roof," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Dion Donahue, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Randy Hubbard, "A Wonderful Life," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Paul Nakauchi, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet John Rampage, "42nd Street," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Andrew Sakaguchi, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre

Leading female in a musical

Bullet Belle Ruff Armstrong, "A Night at Rosie's," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Belle Ruff Armstrong, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Stephanie Curtis Conching, "A Wonderful Life," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Yvonne Filius, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Yvonne Filius, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Stefanie Smart, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre

Featured male in a play

Bullet George Hearn, "The Diary of Anne Frank," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Lew Lappert, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Russell Motter, "To Kill A Mockingbird," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Richard Pellet, "Light Up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University

Featured female in a play

Bullet Diana Carter Anderson, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Stephanie Curtis Conching, "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Electra Gailas, "Light up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Sylvia Hormann-Alper, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Melinda Maltby, "Light up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Martha Walstrum, "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre

Featured male in a musical

Bullet Dan Furst, "A Wonderful Life," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Bruce Hale, "A Wonderful Life," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Desi Jevon, "A Chorus Line," Army Community Theatre
Bullet David F. Kleist, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Matthew Pedersen, "A Chorus Line," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Douglas S. Scheer, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre

Featured female in a musical

Bullet Vanessa R. Chang, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Robin E. Craver, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Lina Jeong Doo, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Rhonda, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Aiko Lana Schick, "A Chorus Line," Army Community Theatre

Choreography

Bullet Alyson Reed, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Wanda Richert, "42nd Street," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Greg Zane, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre

Director of a play

Bullet Clarke Evans, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Mark Lutwak, "New Kid," Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Bullet Joyce Maltby, "The Diary of Anne Frank," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Joyce Maltby, "Light up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Bill Ogilvie, "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre

Director of a musical

Bullet Glenn Cannon, "Fiddler on the Roof," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Jim Hutchinson, "A Chorus Line," Army Community Theatre
Bullet John Rampage, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Alyson Reed, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Greg Zane, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre

Musical director

Bullet Lina Jeong Doo, "Fiddler on the Roof," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Melina Lillios, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Oliver Stone, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Emmett G. Yoshioka, "42nd Street," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Emmett G. Yoshioka, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre

Set design

Bullet Paul Guncheon, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Darren Hochstedler, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Don Ranney, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Wally White, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre

Costume design

Bullet Sukey Dickinson, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Peggy Yolles Krock, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Peggy Yolles Krock, "Light up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet Alexander Torres, "Pageant," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Karen G. Wolfe, "42nd Street," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Karen G. Wolfe, "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre

Lighting design

Bullet Cathie Anderson, "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Stephen Clear, "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Dawn Oshima, "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre

Ensemble

Bullet The Arkansaw Bear, University of Hawaii
Bullet A Chorus Line, Army Community Theatre
Bullet Light Up the Sky, Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet New Kid, Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Bullet Pageant, Manoa Valley Theatre

Original script

Bullet "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi," Y. York, Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Bullet "Nanakuli," Tammy Baker, with material by Paul Cravath, Jason Duncan and Lauren Kaawa, Leeward Community College
Bullet "The Story of Susanna," Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, University of Hawaii
Bullet "Under a Shared Sky," Cynthia See, Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Overall musical

Bullet "42nd Street," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet "Fiddler on the Roof," Army Community Theatre
Bullet "The King & I," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet "Oliver!," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet "Pageant," Manoa Valley Theatre

Overall play

Bullet "The Diary of Anne Frank," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet "Jake's Women," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet "Light Up the Sky," Hawaii Pacific University
Bullet "Moon Over Buffalo," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet "New Kid," Honolulu Theatre for Youth


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