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Star-Bulletin Features


Wednesday, July 12, 2000



By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Derek Calibre as Prior cowers at the sight of an angel
played by Melinda Maltby in the Manoa Valley Theater
Production of "Angels in America, Perestroika," up for
awards in several categories, including overall play.



Stage set for Po‘okelas
with DHT up for
32 nominations

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Diamond Head Theatre collected the greatest number of nominations for the 17th annual Po'okela Awards.

DHT is up for 32 awards, followed by Manoa Valley Theatre, with 22 nominations. And tiny Hawaii Pacific University Theatre, which offered only three productions -- "Little Foxes," "Tintypes" and the "Importance of Being Earnest" -- during its season, is up for 14 awards.

Productions garnering the most nominations were MVT's "Angels in America: Perestroika," a drama about AIDS, with nine nominations, and HPU's "The Importance of Being Earnest," with six nominations. Both are also in the running for Best Overall Play, competing against The Actors Group's "Buried Child," Diamond Head Theatre's "Jackie: An American Life" and MVT's "Of Mice and Men."


File photo
Melinda Maltby, Joakim Jivenius, Nicole Carlucci starred
in "The Importance of Being Earnest."



Up for Best Musical are Army Community Theatre's "Big River," DHT's "Cinderella" and "Phantom," HPU's "Tintypes" and MVT's "Forever Plaid."

The annual ceremony sponsored by the Hawaii State Theatre Council, will take place at 6 p.m. July 24 at Koolau Country Club. The cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made by July 17. Call Linda Hearn at 623-2973.

Here is the complete list of 1999-2000 Po'okela nominees:

Leading male in a play

Bullet Joe Abraham, "A Midsummer Nights Dream," University of Hawaii
Bullet Walter Eccles, "Cyrano," Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Bullet Dan Hale, "Of Mice and Men," Manoa Valley Theatre
Bullet Sam Polson, "Buried Child," The Actors Group
Bullet Lance Rae, "The Importance of Being Earnest," Hawaii Pacific University

Leading female in a play

Bullet Bridget Kelly, "Jackie: An American Life," Diamond Head Theatre
Bullet Eden-Lee Murray, "The Little Foxes," HPU
Bullet Betty Sanchez, "Buried Child," TAG
Bullet Stephanie Sanchez, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," UH

Leading male in a musical

Bullet Gemini Burke, "Big River," Army Community Theatre
Bullet Jon Mehlig, "The Fantasticks," Aloha Performing Arts Center, Big Island
Bullet Joseph Morales, "Big River," ACT
Bullet Bill Ogilvie, "Here's Love," DHT
Bullet Laurence Paxton, "Phantom," DHT

Leading female in a musical

Bullet Katie Doyle, "The Sound of Music," ACT
Bullet Dolly Kanekuni, "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Kauai Community Players
Bullet Becky Maltby, "Funny Girl," ACT
Bullet Janel Parrish, "Here's Love," DHT
Bullet Melissa Short, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Melissa Short, "Phantom," DHT

Featured male in a play

Bullet Gemini Burke, "Of Mice and Men," MVT
Bullet Derek Calibre, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Gregory Scott Harris, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Richard MacPherson, "Jackie: An American Life," DHT
Bullet David Schaeffer, "The Little Foxes," HPU

Featured female in a play

Bullet Nicole Carlucci, "The Importance of Being Earnest, HPU
Bullet Melinda Maltby, "The Importance of Being Earnest," HPU
Bullet Martha Walstrum, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Martha Walstrum, "The Importance of Being Earnest," HPU

Featured male in a musical

Bullet Mike Galizia, "Phantom," DHT
Bullet Jim Hutchison, "Big River," ACT
Bullet Ryan Lympus, "Tintypes," HPU
Bullet Laurence Paxton, "Cinderella," DHT

female in a musical

Bullet Mary Chesnut, "Phantom," DHT
Bullet Stephanie Curtis Conching, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Becky Maltby, "Tintypes," HPU
Bullet Stephanie Sanchez, "The Princess and the Iso Peanut," DHT
Bullet Katie L. Shriver, "How to Succeed in Business," DHT

Choreography

Bullet Tina Enoki and Gregg Lizenbery, "The Princess and the Iso Peanut," DHT
Bullet Brad Powell, "The Sound of Music," ACT
Bullet Brad Powell, "Tintypes," HPU
Bullet John Rampage, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Andrew Sakaguchi, "Forever Plaid," MVT

Director of a play

Bullet Stephanie Curtis Conching, "Jackie: An American Life," DHT
Bullet Joycew Maltby, "The Importance of Being Earnest," HPU
Bullet Brad Powell, "Buried Child," TAG
Bullet Vanita Rae Smith, "The Cemetery Club," MVT

Director of a musical

Bullet Glenn Cannon, "Big River," ACT
Bullet Joyce Maltby and Brad Powell, "Tintypes," HPU
Bullet John Rampage, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet John Rampage, "Phantom," DHT
Bullet Andrew Sakaguchi, "Forever Plaid," MVT

Musical director

Bullet Lina Jeong Doo, "Big River," ACT
Bullet Joel Gimpel, "The Fantasticks," APAC
Bullet Melina Lillios, "Forever Plaid," MVT
Bullet John Signor, "Bacchae 2000," LCC
Bullet Donald Yap, "Phantom," DHT

Set Design

Bullet Tom Giza, "Big River," ACT
Bullet Darren Hochstedler, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Darren Hochstedler, "Of Mice and Men," MVT
Bullet David Minkoff, "The Summer Festival: A Mirror of Osaka," DHT

Costume design

Bullet Sukey Dickinson, "Jackie: An American Life," DHT
Bullet Sukey Dickinson, "Phantom," DHT
Bullet Sandra Finney, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," UH
Bullet Sandra Finney, "The Snow Queen and the Goblin," UH
Bullet Karen G. Wolfe, "Cinderella," DHT

Lighting design

Bullet Cathie Anderson, "Of Mice and Men," MVT
Bullet Stephen Clear, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Darren Hochstedler, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Dawn Oshima, "Phantom," DHT
Bullet Sarah Whitehead, "Bacchae 2000," LCC

Sound design

Bullet Jason Taglianetti, "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Jason Taglianetti, "Deathtrap," MVT Jason Taglianetti, "Forever Plaid," MVT
Bullet Kurt Yamasaki, "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Kurt Yamasaki, "Jackie: An American Life," DHT

on-resident guest artist

Bullet Tobin Alenandra-Young (sets), "The Short Tree and the Bird That Could ...," HTY
Bullet Michael Boyer (set design), "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet Melanie Burgess (costumes), "The Short Tree and the Bird ...," HTY
Bullet J. Thomas Kidd (director), "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet Jim Luther, Jr. (set design), "Here's Love," DHT

Ensemble

Bullet "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet "Bacchae 2000," LCC
Bullet "Forever Plaid," MVT
Bullet "Mixed Plate Special," HTY
Bullet "Tintypes," HPU

Original script

Bullet Kimo Armitage, Sara Antill, Diane Aoki, Susan Lee St. John, "Mixed Plate Special," HTY
Bullet Paul Cravath and John Signor, "Bacchae 2000," LCC
Bullet Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn, "The Princess and the Iso Peanut," DHT

Overall musical

Bullet "Big River," ACT
Bullet "Cinderella," DHT
Bullet "Forever Plaid," MVT
Bullet "Phantom," DHT
Bullet "Tintypes," HPU

Overall play

Bullet "Angels in America: Perestroika," MVT
Bullet "Buried Child," TAG
Bullet "Jackie: An American Life," DHT
Bullet "Of Mice and Men," MVT
Bullet "The Importance of Being Earnest," HPU


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