| C A L E N D A R S
As of Monday, September 28, 2009
When a magic genie, flying carpets and a beautiful princess complicate his world, Aladdin wonders if luck is enough. Honolulu Theatre for Youth's season opener explores honesty and friendship with a tale by Janet Stanford. For ages 4 and up. » Place: Tenney Theatre, St. Andrews Cathedral » Time: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and Sept. 13, 20 and 27 » Tickets: $16 adults, $8 youth and seniors; opening performance $20 adults, $10 youth and seniors » Call: 457-4254 or visit htyweb.org
"Always ... Patsy Cline"
Based on the true story of country music legend Patsy Cline's friendship with a fan, the season opener at Manoa Valley Theatre features 28 of Cline's most unforgettable hits. Zenia Zambrano Moura stars as the songstress, while Suzanne Green plays Louise Seger, a Houston housewife who, over the course of a long correspondence, goes from Cline's worshipful fan to savvy manager to dear friend. Songs include "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight." Directed and choreographed by Jim Hutchinson. » Place: Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Road » Time: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 21 » Tickets: $35 general, $30 seniors and military, $20 ages 25 and under » Call: 988-6131 or visit manoavalleytheatre.com
Lee Cataluna's hit comedy from 1998 returns to Kumu Kahua Theatre. The storyline involves newly elected, not-too-bright Hilo mayor Lester Perez, his second-in-command and mistress Sandralene Leialoha Ferreira, a blackmail plot and a gangster. Directed by R. Kevin Garcia Doyle and starring Troy M. Apostol. » Place: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. » Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 28 » Tickets: $5 to $16 » Call: 536-4441 or visit KumuKahua.org
"Global Drifter Otokichi"
Produced by University of Hawaii linguistics professor Sachiko Tanaka and performed by Japanese troupe The Theatre Weekend, this musical chronicles the true story of Otokichi, a Japanese sailor on a domestic cargo ship that was shipwrecked by a storm in 1832. After drifting for 14 months, just three of 14 crew members lived to land in what today is Washington state. With the assistance of Brits and Americans, the trio attempt to get back home. » Place: Mamiya Theatre, St. Louis School » Time: 2 p.m. Sept. 21 » Admission: Free; for tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org from Sept. 1 to 15, and provide name, address, phone number and number of tickets requested. » Contact: email@example.com
Army Community Theatre opens its 2008-09 Readers Theatre series with Dante's classic, directed and adapted by Jan McGrath from James Finn Cotter's translation of "The Divine Comedy." Produced by Vanita Rae Smith, "Inferno" features Tom Holowach as Dante and Craig Howes as Virgil. » Place: Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter » Time: 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 21 » Admission: Free » Call: 438-4480 or visit armytheatre.com
"Inventing Van Gogh"
A "haunting and hallucinatory" drama about the making of art, this production from Hawaii Repertory Theatre tells the story of the final van Gogh self-portrait, painted just before the artist's death. A contemporary painter is hired to forge the final masterpiece and finds himself squaring off with van Gogh himself. The Steven Dietz work is directed by Paul T. Mitri. » Place: Kawananakoa Backstage Theatre, near the corner of Pauoa Road and Funchal Street in Nuuanu » Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday » Tickets: $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students » Call: 545-7170 or visit hawaiireptheatre.org
Diamond Head Theatre opens its season with the epic tale of the struggle against adversity, set in 19th-century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is freed and lives the life of an honest man, even becoming the mayor of a prosperous town. But his past still haunts him. Peter Lockyer directs (alongside Melanie Tojio Lockyer) and stars, Thomas Johnson is Javert, Tricia Marciel is Fantine, Layton "Elika" Santos is Enjolras and Shawna Matsuda plays Eponine. » Place: Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave. » Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 26 to Oct. 12; plus, 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 » Tickets: $12 to $42, with discounts for students, seniors and military » Call: 733-0274 or visit diamondheadtheatre.com
"Stop the Clocks"
Two one-act plays by MFA acting student Brad Larson open the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Late Night Theatre season. "Lost in a Day" opens the show, followed by "Hypegiaphobia." The latter, says Larson, is inspired by "ideas or observations I make on a daily basis. The characters are based around the idea that many people I know around my age are lingering in a perpetual state of adolescence." » Place: Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, University of Hawaii-Manoa » Time: 11 p.m. Sept. 13, 19, 20; 8 p.m. Sept. 14; post-show discussion Sept. 19 following the performance » Tickets: $10 general; $8 UH staff, students, seniors, military; $4 UH-Manoa students » Call: 956-7655 or visit hawaii.edu/kennedy
Hawaii Pacific University is holding auditions for five roles for its production of "Rabbit Hole," to run Nov. 7 to Dec. 7. Roles are for women in late 30s/early 40s, early 30s and mid-60s, and males in late 30s/early 40s and 17 years old. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Scripts will be available for perusal on the premises at the Windward and downtown campus libraries. » Place: Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, HPU windward campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway » Time: 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and Sunday » Call: 254-0853
The University of Hawaii-Hilo Performing Arts Department is holding auditions for "Hotel Street," written by Honolulu playwright Anthony M. Oliver and scheduled to run in November. The director is Jackie Pualani Johnson. The play is a look at the World War II Cosmopolitan Club, a Honolulu brothel during martial law in 1943. Seven women will be needed for the production: woman in her 40s, the rest in their 20s. No experience necessary to audition. Copies of the play are available for perusal at the Performing Arts Center Call Board in the back hallway of the theater. » Place: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center » Time: 7 p.m. Sept. 16 » Call: (808) 974-7304 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballet Hawaii, under the direction of Pamela Taylor Tongg, will hold auditions for its annual production, to be held Dec. 19 to 21 at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Auditions are open to all dancers ages 6 to adult; dancers in Ballet VI/VII must bring pointe shoes. » Place: Ballet Hawaii headquarters, Dole Cannery, second floor » Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Ballet V; 1 to 3 p.m. Ballet VI and VII; 3 to 4 p.m. Ballet II and IV; 4 to 5 p.m. Ballet I and II; and 5 to 6 p.m. preballet, Sept. 20 » Call: 521-8600 or visit ballethawaii.org/nutcracker.htm
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