“Annie Jr.”: Enjoy the antics and familiar music, dance and stories of Little Orphan Annie as featured in the Broadway musical and on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ronald Bright Theatre. Presented by the Castle Performing Arts Center as part of its annual KidStart Program. $8-$12. 233-5626, showtix4u.com
“Curtains”: Lt. Frank Cioffi, a musical comedy aficionado, is called into action when the leading lady of a Broadway-bound show is murdered on opening night — and anyone in the theater could be the killer. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hawaii Theatre. Presented by ‘Iolani Performing Arts Department. $7. 808ne.ws/2lspKHV
“In the Heights”: Students from Kaimuki High and other public schools perform in this Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, examining life in the tightknit New York community of Washington Heights with a musical score that blends hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a special 30th Anniversary Alumni Night Celebration Sunday at 3 p.m., Kaimuki High School auditorium. Presented by Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center. More shows through March 5. $10-$15. Tickets: honoluluboxoffice.com. Info: khspac.org.
“Buffalo’ed”: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents a play about the buffalo soldiers, the African-American cavalry regiment formed after the Civil War, and their role in the American invasion of the Philippines in 1898. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday (with ASL interpretation by request), Kumu Kahua Theatre. $5-$25. 536-4441, kumukahua.org
“Home”: Annie Cusick Wood’s play tells the story of two characters who struggle to find their own place, only to realize the joy in sharing a home. Presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew. For ages 3 and older. $10-$20. 839-9885, 808ne.ws/2kpjayU
“Plantation Plays”: Three short works by Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta are featured in this site-specific, plantation-situated children’s production. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Presented by The Leeward Theatre. $5. 677-0110 or email email@example.com
“13, the Musical”: A preteen from New York must learn to adjust and fit in at his new middle school in a sleepy Indiana town after his parents’ divorce. Based on a book by Dan Elish Robert Horn. March 3-17, Kapolei High School Forum. Presented by The Performing Arts Center of Kapolei (PACK). $6-$12. Tickets: 13atpack.bpt.me. Info: 305-8048, packapolei.org.
“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”: Adaptation of an African folk tale about two daughters who make their way through an enchanted jungle to the City of Kings, where a new prince is seeking a bride; their fates are sealed based on choices they make along the way. Presented by Hawaii Theatre Education. March 4-5, Hawaii Theatre. $2-$7. 528-0506, 808ne.ws/2m4MqdZ
“Rock of Ages”: It’s always a raging party at a legendary venue on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in the ’80s, until developers sweep into town with plans of turning it into a strip mall. March 9-26, Manoa Valley Theatre. $22-$40. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com
“Coyotes”: In this play by Hawaii’s Eric Anderson, Eva, a woman in search of happiness and self-worth, goes on an adventure of self-discovery, meeting quirky people and encountering emotional situations before finding a comfortable place. March 10-April 2, The Actors’ Group, Brad Powell Theatre, the Shops at Dole Cannery. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net
“They Rose at Dawn”: Ragamala Dance Company, an Indian-American mother-daughter duo, incorporates the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam and explores the tension and balance between the ancestral and the contemporary. 7:30 p.m. March 11, Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa. Presented by University of Hawaii. 956-8246, outreach.hawaii.edu/community
“Smile, You’re Under Surveillance!”: Student play explores how social media and a culture of surveillance have changed our everyday lives. Inspired by Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations. March 15-26, Found Space within Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Presented by UH Manoa’s Department of Theatre & Dance. $8-$18. 944-2697, etickethawaii.com
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid”: Thirty-eight students from five Central Oahu public schools perform in this production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a mermaid who trades her voice to be with her true love. March 17-19, Pearl City Cultural Center. Presented by Central Theatre Arts Academy. $10-$25. Tickets: 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com. Info: 808ne.ws/2lTstLt.
>> Special “Under the Sea” VIP Reception, 5-6:30 p.m. March 16. Includes a single VIP ticket to opening-night performance, special themed cuisine by Mililani High School’s Culinary Arts Program, an appearance by selected members of the cast and a silent auction. $60.
“The Miracle Worker”: Based on the true story of Helen Keller, a deaf and blind girl who traveled the world and became an inspiration to many. March 17-26, Ronald Bright Theatre. Presented by the Castle Performing Arts Center. $6-$10. 233-5626, showtix4u.com
“Squad Goals”: One-act comedy about a coach and his assistant who are looking for the right player to bring their team to the top, but tryouts prove to be comical with a bunch of uncoordinated players who end up testing their sanity and patience. March 24-25, Kapolei High School Forum. Presented by The Performing Arts Center of Kapolei (PACK). $5-$6. Tickets: 808ne.ws/2lfzeUE. Info: 305-8048, packapolei.org.
“Evita”: Musical based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron and her rise to power, with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. March 24-April 16, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com
“Black Faggot” and “Puzzy”: Premiere of two one-act plays about the experiences of gay men and women, written by Victor Rodger and Kiki. March 30-April 30, Kumu Kahua Theatre. $5-$25. 536-4441, kumukahua.org
“Thumbelina”: Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a tiny girl born from a flower who sets out to explore a new and exciting world where everything is larger than life. April 7-May 13, Tenney Theatre, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. $10-$20. 839-9885, 808ne.ws/ 2koYRkZ
“A Comedy of Errors”: Shakespeare’s earliest comedy, about two sets of long-lost twins, separated at birth, who are in the same town wreaking havoc as a result of mistaken identities that lead to comical complications. April 13-22, The Leeward Theatre Alternate Space, Room AM-101. $10-$15. Tickets: 808ne.ws/2ls6I4k. Info: 455-0380, 808ne.ws/2kSlluE.
“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire for the 21st Century”: An introduction to a traditional type of Japanese theater — part comedy, part political satire and social criticism — that will include a “Hawaii kyogen” addressing issues that Hawaii is dealing with Friday. Presented by UH Manoa’s Department of Theatre & Dance. April 14-22, Bakken Auditorium, Mid-Pacific Institute. $8-$25. 944-2697, etickethawaii.com
“The Return of Sol3 Mio”: The all-male Samoan trio of singers Pene Pati (tenor), Amitai Pati (tenor) and Moses Mackay (baritone) returns to the islands to perform humorous selections from opera in harmony. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets purchased for a performance originally scheduled in January will be honored. $44-$100. 596-7858, tickets.hawaiiopera.org
“Spring Footholds”: Final installment of the “Footholds” dance series spotlights student choreography. April 26-30, UH-Manoa Dance Building. Presented by UH Manoa’s Department of Theatre & Dance. $8-$18. 944-2697, etickethawaii.com
“Disgraced”: A new drama that explores Islamophobia and what it means to be Muslim in post-9/11 America. May 5-28, The Actors’ Group, The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net
“Wait Until Dark”: A blind woman uses darkness to even the odds in a cat-and-mouse fight to the finish with the sighted men who have invaded her home. May 18-June 4, Manoa Valley Theatre. $22-$40. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com
“All Shook Up”: A “jukebox musical” built around songs popularized by Elvis Presley. May 19-June 11, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com
“Happily Eva Afta”: The final part of the pidgin fairy tale trilogy by Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn Catracchia, produced in association with Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center. June 26-July 16, Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center. $22-$40. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com
“Water by the Spoonful”: Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. A Pulitzer Prize-winning “meditation about lives on the brink of redemption.” June 30-July 23, The Actors’ Group, The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net
“Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’”: The Disney stage musical based on its film version of Hans Christian Andersen’s love story about a mermaid who wants to become a mortal woman. July 14-Aug. 6, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com
CALLS FOR TALENT
“James & the Giant Peach”: Hawaii Education of the Arts auditions for actors and singers in grades 3-12 for its summer production (July 14-22), 3 p.m. Saturday, Kailua Church of the Nazarene, 536 Oneawa St. 741-2787, heartshawaii.org
“Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch, or The Perfumed Badge”: Lanikai Mortgage Players is seeking cast members for its spring Western melodrama (which runs May 19-28), 7 p.m. March 7, Shreve Theater, Lanikai Community Park. Call 295-0472 or visit lanikaimortgageplayers.org.
“Happily Eva Afta”: Auditions for this pidgin musical comedy by Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn Catracchia (commitment runs June 29-July 23) will be held March 20 and 21 (times to be determined) at Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Road. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com
“Water by the Spoonful”: The Actors’ Group is holding auditions for this Pulitzer Prize-winning production (which runs June 30-July 23), April 8-9 (time to be determined), The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery. taghawaii.net
Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu: Singers invited to sit in at rehearsals and audition. 7 p.m. Mondays, Von Holt Room, Cathedral of St. Andrew. Sheet music encouraged for auditions. firstname.lastname@example.org, gmcofh.org
Honolulu Blend Show Chorus: Award-winning chorus seeks female singers for four-part harmony. Rehearsals 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 99-900 Iwaena St., Aiea. 224-0383
Kapolei Chorale: Singers in all vocal parts sought. Rehearsals 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays in Makakilo. Broadway, popular, sacred, Hawaiian and other ethnic songs. 672-8888, Doris@KapoleiChorale.com
Na Leo Lani Chorus: Female singers for four-part barbershop harmony chorus sought. Rehearsals 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Francis School. 839-3443
Sounds of Aloha Chorus: Male singers of all voice parts and experience levels are being sought for men’s a cappella chorus. Rehearsals: 6:45- 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, second floor. 262-7664, soundsofaloha.org
Windward Choral Society: Seeking male singers for limited openings in tenor and bass sections. The 100-voice chorus performs ethnic, traditional and master choral works. Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. thewindwardchoralsociety.org