On The Scene
"PHANTOMS" ARE FABULOUS:
"Three Phantoms" stars Cris Groenendaal, left, Kevin Gray, second from left, and Craig Schulman, far right, celebrated at Compadres with Minou Lalleman, third from left, John Parkinson, Susan Schull and Sue Anderson after "Three Phantoms in Concert Return!" opened Friday at Hawaii Theatre. The trio, hits here in 2006, lived up to expectations with a new set of Broadway classics and new stories about their experiences on Broadway. Gray's passionate rendition of "Gethsemane" was the apex of a superb show.
"BURN AFTER READING" DELIVERS:
KCCN FM100 weekend personalities J-Irie, left, and Hype co-hosted a preview screening of "Burn After Reading" Thursday at Dole Cannery. Hype liked the dialogue in the Coen Brothers' bizarre comedy-drama: "Just when you thought it was going to go one way, the movie shifted like three different ways. ... I didn't think I was going to laugh, but everybody was laughing. It was a little slow in the beginning, but then it picked up (and) delivered."
ERA ENDS AT "OLDIES 107.9": Hawaii radio veteran "The Real" Ron O'Neil, right, and his single-monikered sidekick, Charlie, ended an era in local radio Sunday on KGMZ-FM. The station's owners had fired almost all the local air talent and replaced them with one-size-fits-all satellite programing but allowed each jock to do a "farewell" show. O'Neil and Charlie were the last on the schedule to sign off.
"CLOCKS" GREAT LATE-NIGHT COMEDY: Cast members Mark Hill (Paul) and Maile Kekahuna (Rachel) celebrated with playwright Brad Larson and director Sara Robertson after "Stop the Clocks!" opened to great audience response Saturday at UH-Manoa Ernst Lab Theatre. The show consists of two Larson plays, and Hill and Kekahuna touch the heart in the opener, "Lost in a Day," a comic yet poignant vignette about strangers meeting at an airport bar.
Playwright-director Brad Larson, back center, joined cast members Andrew Cottrell, left, Geoff Bangs, Sommer Branham, KC Odell and Luke Chang after they brought down the house with an excellent ensemble performance in the second half of the program, "Hypegiaphobia's Contribution to Mental Hygiene." Cottrell stole one scene as a quirky and creepy blind date from hell, but the cast was entertaining throughout. "Stop the Clocks" closes this weekend. Call 956-7655.