On The Scene
PROULX TOPS AS "TEVYE" AT ACT:
Dennis Proulx, left, celebrated backstage with Shari Lynn (Golde), musical director Lina Jeong Doo and Jim Stark (Lazar Wolf) on Nov. 15 at the opening-night cast party for Army Community Theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Proulx is excellent as Tevye and dominates the action with his singing, acting and dancing. Lynn's addition of a real Jewish prayer to the "Sabbath Prayer" scene gives it an unusually strong sense of tradition and family unity, and Doo's musicians make important contributions. "Fiddler" closes this weekend. Call 438-4480.
A "SOCIAL CLUB" REUNION:
Harry Gima stole the show on Saturday when he attended "The YMCA of Honolulu's Reunion of the Social Clubs," a fundraiser for the YMCA Teen Development Fund, at the Sheraton Waikiki. Gima bought his 1970s-vintage Angel Flight jacket and trousers at Goodwill for $7. The wig cost him $10 at Pricebusters.
LAKE HONORED AT HULA GRILL:
Kumu hula John Lake, seated center, became the first recipient of the I Ola Mau ka Hula Award for perpetuating "the finest traditions of Hawaii through practicing and teaching Hawaiian hula," Nov. 17 at the Hula Grill Waikiki. Among those congratulating him were, clockwise from top left, Chris Colgate; Dianne Vicheinrut; his wife, Barbara Kahaka Lake; his son, Koa Lake; and Cris Pasquil.
ACTORS SHOWCASE HITS NEW HEIGHTS:
Wayne Ward, center, congratulated Denby Dung, second from left, and Serena Karnagy on Nov. 17 after their showcase film segments screened at "Actors Showcase 2007" at Pauahi Tower. Dung was cast against type as a hard-bitten reporter, and Karnagy played a teen traumatized by a bizarre production of "Peter Pan." Joji Yoshida, left, and director of photography Henry Mochida contributed to the artistic success of the program.
Honolulu movie producer Jeff Katts, third from left, enjoyed "Actors Showcase 2007" with several cast members from his latest film project, "Soul Saviour." Yurena Namahana, left, and Tuli Roy-Kirwan are two of the demons, Leslie Brown is an angel, Scott Francis Russell is a human soul savior and Nicholas B. Gianforti is another one of the angels.