Stage

"Stage" appears on-line every week, and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin's "Community Calendar." Send notices to: Community Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or fax to 523-8509. Or send e-mail to citydesk@starbulletin.com.



"The Daughter of the Regiment": Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Donizetti's musical comedy about a woman who was adopted at birth by an entire regiment, 8 p.m. Friday, Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cast features Ana Gloria Vasquez, Richard McKee and Jing Ma Fan. Conducted by Steven Larsen; directed by Dorothy Danner. Performed in French with English titles. Repeats 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission $22 to $75. Information: 596-7858.

"Waiting For Godot": Two tramps wait for the mysterious Godot, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ernst LAB Theatre, Kennedy Theatre. Samuel Beckett's play is directed by Shirley Kagan. Cast includes Robb Bonnell, Shen Sugai, Blake Kushi, Kennan Ferguson and Eric Plumb. Repeats 8 p.m. daily through April 6 and 2 p.m. April 7. Admission $7 general, $5 students, seniors, children, military, UH faculty and staff, $3 UH-Manoa students. Information: 956-7655. vcal,12p CONTINUING

"The Dining Room": A.R. Gurney's portrait of a vanishing breed - the upper middle-class WASP family. Cast includes Nalani Brodniak, Cary Deccio and Stephanie Stayner. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in McKay Auditorium. Admission $2. Information: 293-3545.

"Emmalehua": A woman is torn between her Hawaiian ancestry and early devotion to the hula and her marriage to an up-and-coming engineer. Dennis Carroll directs a revised version of Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's play, set in 1951. Cast includes Venus Kapuaala, Charles Kupahu Timtim, Hank MacCaslin and Carmen Rocha. Repeats 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Wednesday through April 6 at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Admission $9 Wednesdays and Thursdays; other days, $12 general, $9 students, seniors and children. Information: 536-4441.

"Letters to Cleo": A detective tries to unravel the mysterious disappearance of a famous actress. Dave Winston-Barge directs the Actors Ensemble. Repeats 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Yellow Brick Studio. Admission $6. Information: 596-4717.

"The Odd Couple": ASATAD presents a comedy about mismatched friends who share an apartment. David Kleist and Ben Perry play Oscar and Felix, respectively; cast includes Wally Soares, Jerome Landfield and Jan Fried. Directed by Diana Carter Anderson. Repeats 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays, through April 21 at Kapiolani Community College Chapel. Signed performance by deaf cast, with Jeff Lambrecht and Tom Posedly as the odd couple, April 19 through 21. Admission $12. Information: 247-6939.

"Same Time, Next Year": Hilarious comedy about an adulterous love affair that occurs once a year for 24 years. Directed by Garrison True. Cast features Guy DeConte and Maria-Luisa Winslow. Repeats 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Theatre. Admission $10 to $40. Information: 734-0274. vcal,12p DANCE

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: The San Francisco-based group performs its full-length collaborative work, "The Gates (Far Away Near)," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Leeward Community College Theatre. "Gates" features choreography by Jenkins, music by Paul Dresher and poetry by Rinde Eckert and Michael Palmer. Admission $14 general, $12 students, seniors and military. Information: 455-0385. vcal,12p SPECIAL

Modern dance master class: With Clay Taliaferro from Duke University, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, UH-Manoa's Temporary Dance Building. Costs $8 general, $6 UH-Manoa students. Call 537-2152.

Opera lecture: Hawaii Opera Theatre gives a presentation on "Turandot," its final production this season, 1 p.m. Sunday at Borders, Ward Centre. Call 596-7858.

Opera preview: Terence Knapp discusses "Turandot," 10 a.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. April 6, Academy Theater. Costs $3. Call 532-8700.

Performing arts classes: Diamond Head Theatre has spring classes for children and adults in acting, voice technique, music reading, play writing and popular dance, beginning April 13. Call 734-8763. vcal,12p AUDITIONS

ASATAD Productions: For "The Elephant Man," 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Church of the Crossroads. Callbacks April 1. Jonel Langenfeld-Rial is the guest director. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to do a cold reading. Call 247-6939. Performances begin June 7.

Honolulu Dance Theatre: Adults and children with theater and dance experience are wanted for "Billy the Kid," Sunday, Kokokahi Gymnastic Team Ballet Studio, Kaneohe. Auditions for children ages 9 to 12 begin 11 a.m.; ages 13 to 16, noon; and adults, 1 p.m. Call Matthew Wright or Celia Chun at 988-3202.

Lanikai Mortgage Players: For the melodrama "Say It Ain't So, Joe, Or the Miracle of Saint Fungo," 7:30 p.m. April 2, Lanikai Community Center. Song and dance acts for the olio also welcome; call Mauli Aspelund at 262-5112. Backstage workers and production assistants needed; call Lucille Shreve at 262-5577. Performances begin May 17.


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