On The Scene
DON'T MISS THAT TRAIN:
Kevin Gibson, left, "The Real" Ron O'Neil of Oldies 107.9 and Vietvet "gunslinger" Tommy D were unanimous in their praise of "3:10 to Yuma," the new Russell Crowe/Christian Bale western, after attending a preview last Tuesday at Dole Cannery. O'Neil described it as "the best western I've ever seen, and I've seen 'em all," while self-described "western fanatic" Tommy D "loved it." Gibson thought it was "very entertaining and well produced ... but (the ending) was a shocker."
A HAPPY 20TH:
Niki Doyle, general manager of Hard Rock Honolulu, welcomed Sean P. Dee, chief marketing officer for Hard Rock Worldwide, as the Waikiki landmark celebrated its 20th anniversary with a benefit concert Aug. 24. There were some rough spots back in 1987 that marred the club's grand opening, but everything went perfectly this time.
"HUTCH" IS BACK:
Jim Hutchison, left, director/choreographer of Manoa Valley Theatre's "The Musical of Musicals -- The Musical!" celebrated with Greg Howell (hair and makeup), cast member Kim Anderson and Jason Taglianetti (sound) at the opening-night after-show party Wednesday. It's been a while since "Hutch" directed a local show, and it's good to have him back where he belongs.
A MEMORABLE HOMECOMING:
Theater supporter Jura Landfield, left, talked with cast members Pilar Walsh and Terry E. Howell Jr. at the party. The show is Walsh's first in Hawaii in more than 26 years.
"Musical" cast member Elitei Tatafu Jr., left, and the show's musical director, Phil Hildalgo, were joined by veteran actor Richard Valasek at a buffet table. Hildalgo not only provides musical accompaniment, he also serves as the show's narrator and color commentator. For tickets, call 988-6131 or visit www.manoavalleytheatre.com