On the Scene
Monday, July 29, 2002
'ONCE UPON ONE KAPAKAHI TIME
DA 'OHI'A OHANA KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: From left, Andrew Lai, Dion Donahue, Tanner Henderson, Kaitlyn Metcalf and Devon Nekoba celebrated way past midnight following the opening of "Once Upon One Kapakahi Time" at Hawai'i Theatre on Friday. The cast got to Brew Moon around midnight and kept the party going after the bar stopped serving at 2 a.m.
ABOUT THOSE HATS:Reiko Ho, left, Chrissy Naruo and Eddy Gudoy enjoyed the cast party after an extra-long opening night performance. Kaitlyn Metcalf's dad brought a box of colorful hats as cast party gifts, and they all got "customized."
WHAT'S A MENEHUNE TO DO?": From left, Tanner Henderson, Eddy Gudoy and Andrew Lai were among the cast members who appeared in costume at the VIP party hosted by 'Ohi'a Productions at the Hawai'i Theatre prior to the show. Henderson and Lai are back as two of the ever-popular Mongoosettes. Gudoy (Menehune Who) has been part of the 'Ohi'a ohana from Day One.
John Berger has covered the local
entertainment scene since 1972.