"Brainstormers": By "Loose Screws," an improvisational theatre troupe, 10 p.m. March 20-22, and April 2, 3 and 5 at the Moiliili Community Center, and 8 p.m. April 24-26, Leeward Community College Lab Theatre. Every show will be different based on audience input. Features Michelle de la Cruz, R. Kevin Doyle, Julia Gilman, Sean T.C. O'Malley, Tony Pisculli, Stephanie Sanchez and Shannon Wingpenny under the direction of Sean T.C. O'Malley. Tickets: $10 general, and $8 students, seniors and military with ID. Call 536-2416.
"Six Degrees of Separation": A wealthy New York couple is charmed by a young man with excellent manners and knowledge of their college-student son. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, March 21 to April 6, Diamond Head Theatre. Tickets: $10 to $40. Call 734-0274.
"In the Suicide Mountains": A dwarf, a blacksmith's daughter and a violin-playing prince are shunned for being different, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 22, Leeward Community College Theatre. Musical fable based on the novella by John Gardner. Tickets: $10 adults, $7.50 college and high school students with ID, and $5 ages 4 to 12 and senior citizens over 60. Call 839-9885.
"Mardi Gras Follies": Lavish cabaret revue, with Veronica Kelly, Howard Bishop, Bruce Black and other performers. Directed by Jack Cione. Dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:45 p.m. March 21, at the Banyans at Pearl Harbor. Admission $30; matinees $25. Information: 471-1703.
"Welcome To The Moon": Four short pieces about the aspects of love by playwright John Patrick Shanley, 10:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 22, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. Cost: $5 general, $4 students, senior, military, UH faculty/staff, and $3 UHM students with validated ID.
"The Woman in Black": A lawyer hires an actor to help him recreate events on the night he saw a dreaded specter, 7:30 p.m. March 27, and 8 p.m. March 28 and 29, Manoa Valley Theatre. Chilling ghost story features Walter Eccles, David Farmer and Tamatha Perryman. Admission $23 to $25. Information: 988-6131.
"Yankee Dawg You Die": Backstage comedy traces the growing friendship and rivalry between two Asian American actors in Hollywood, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 6 Merchant St. Dann Seki and J. Martin Romualdez. Showings are 8 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday until April 5; and 2 p.m. Sundays until April 6. Cost for Fridays through Sundays: $15 general, $12 seniors and groups of ten or more purchasing in advance, and $10 students. Cost for Thursdays: $12 general, seniors and groups; and $10 students and unemployed. Call 536-4222.
"Impulse! Dance and the Drum": Featuring Hanya Holm's "Ratatat" and new dances created by the UH-Manoa's Department of Theater and Dance faculty including a tap dance by Jan Jeffries; ballet by Eve Walstrum Sanders; and "Earth Songs" by Harriet Glass and Peggy Hunt. At 8 p.m. March 20-22, Kennedy Theatre. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students, senior, military and UH faculty and staff, and $3 UH-Manoa students with validated ID. Groups of 10 or more get an additional $1 off ticket prices. Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre Box Office, Blaisdell Center, Jelly's Comics and Books, Tempo Music Stores, House of Music at Ala Moana, and the MTI desk at the Waikiki Beachcomber. Call 956-7655.
Javanese Music and Dance: 8 p.m. March 22, UH-Manoa Music Department Courtyard. Hardja Susilo will lead the UH Gamelan Ensemble who will perform in full Javanese costume. Bring a pillow and umbrella. Tickets: $5 general, and $3 students and senior citizens. Call 956-8742.
Classical/Modern Japanese dance performance: Bando Mieharu and Eibu Kai will perform 1 p.m. March 30, Richard T. Mamiya Theater, St. Louis Center for the Arts. Donation: $5. Call 948-5554 (day) or 685-1433 (evening).
Performing arts classes: Diamond Head Theatre's spring session for adults and children begins April 5. Register at 734-8763.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth Workshops: Helen White and Chris Vine host two workshops, April 26-27. "Playbuilding With Youth...An Introduction to Strategies for Creating Original Theatre for Young People" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26; and "Teaching Through Drama...A Practical Introduction to the Use of Drama As A Teaching Tool Across the Curriculum" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. Recommended for classroom and drama teachers and theatre artists who have an interest in working with young people. Cost: $20 per workshop or $30 for both. Reservations at 839-9885.
Open House: The Show Kidz need theater-loving kids for their Easter show and Mother's Day Concert. Auditions by appointment March 23, 26 or 28. Call 836-1699. Cost: $90 per 10 sessions.
Lanikai Mortgage Players: Auditions for "Wild Bill and Calamity Jane" or "How the West Was Almost Lost" by Nelson Shreve, 7:30 p.m. March 27, Lanikai Community Center. The cast includes six women and five men. Backstage workers and productions assistants also needed. Play dates are May 16-18, and 23-25. Call 261-6469. Profits are used for the upkeep and improvement of Lanikai Park.