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OPENING

“Uncle’s Regularly Scheduled Garage Party Is Cancelled Tonight!”: Premiere of Honolulu playwright (and Honolulu Star-Advertiser columnist) Lee Cataluna’s play about a neighborhood gathering that gets called off, though the usual attendees still manage to get together for an evening of stories, food and fun. 8 p.m. Thursday, Kumu Kahua Theatre. More shows through July 2. $5-$25. 536-4441, kumukahua.org

PLAYING

“All Shook Up”: A jukebox musical built around songs popularized by Elvis Presley. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Theatre. More shows through June 11. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com

“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. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Manoa Valley Theatre. More shows through June 4. $22-$40. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

CLOSING

“Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch, or The Perfumed Badge”: Spring melodrama about good guys versus bad guys in the Wild West, followed by an “olio” (hodgepodge) of short acts. 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Shreve Theater, Lanikai Community Center. Presented by The Lanikai Mortgage Players. $10, includes free popcorn. Reservations: 262-5482. lanikaimortgageplayers.org

“Disgraced”: Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2012 drama explores Islamophobia and what it means to be Muslim in post-9/11 America, depicting the arguments and experiences of an ambitious New York lawyer of Pakistani heritage; his artist wife, who is Caucasian; and another couple, a Jewish man and an African-American woman. Contains mature themes and adult language. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, The Actors’ Group, Brad Powell Theatre, Shops at Dole Cannery. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

“Dragonfly: The Story of a Young Local Girl’s Journey Through Foster Care”: William Ha‘o directs this community-­engaged play about the foster care system, with songs from Apu Turano and Layla Kilolu. Presented by PlayBuilders of Hawaii in collaboration with The Foster Care Training Committee. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Arts at Marks Garage. $12-$15, or free admission with donation of a new or gently used duffel bag or suitcase. playbuilders.org

COMING UP

“Guys and Dolls Jr.”: Support CPAC (Castle Performing Arts Center) as the group performs a festival version of the musical comedy classic in preparation for its July performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. 7 p.m. June 2-3 and 3 p.m. June 4, Castle Performing Arts Center, Ronald E. Bright Theatre. $10. showtix4u.com

“Let’s Be Perfectly Queer”: 5:30 p.m. June 11, Hawaii Theatre. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu’s 2017 Pride Concert examines music from old Hawaii through Broadway and presents its own version of classic gay anthems with a touch of social parody. $25-$50. hawaiitheatre.com

“Yesterday’s News”: A portrayal of the Rev. Lorrin Andrews, John Papa ‘I‘i, Samuel Kamakau, Joseph Poepoe and Emma Nawahi and their roles, and the importance of newspapers, in the attainment of literacy by Hawaiians. This production is part of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives’ Cemetery Pupu Theatre series. June 16-24, Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. $55 (includes pupu and two drinks). 808ne.ws/2qwN21W

“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, Brad Powell Theatre, Shops at Dole Cannery. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival: “Romeo and Juliet,” July 14-23; “Comedy of Errors,” July 27-Aug. 6; and “The Seagull,” Aug. 11-20. The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. No late seating. hawaiishakes.org

“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

“Choir Boy”: At an all-boys prep school for African-American youths, Pharus, who is gay, is determined to lead the school’s legendary gospel choir — but will he succeed while letting the truth be known about himself? Aug. 18-Sept. 3, The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road. $20-$30. 741-4699, taghawaii.net

“Boy”: In Anna Ziegler’s production inspired by a true story, a doctor convinces a couple to raise their infant son as a girl after a horrible accident, only to experience repercussions of that decision two decades later. Oct. 6-22, The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road. $20-$30. 741-4699, taghawaii.net

CALLS FOR TALENT

“The Full Monty”: Manoa Valley Theatre is holding auditions for the musical comedy (runs Sept. 7-Oct. 8) based on the book by Terrence McNally. 7 p.m. June 5-6, 2833 E. Manoa Road. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

“Choir Boy”: The Actors’ Group is holding auditions for Tarell Alvin McCraney’s production about a gay black teen who is determined to lead the school’s legendary gospel choir. 1 p.m. July 8 and 10 a.m. July 9, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101. 808ne.ws/2pLlumC

“Boy”: The Actors’ Group is holding auditions for Anna Ziegler’s production (runs Oct. 6-22), which is based on a true story about a doctor who convinces a couple to raise their infant son as a girl following a terrible accident. 1-5 p.m. July 29 and 5-9 p.m. July 30, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101. 808ne.ws/2pLlumC

Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu: Singers invited to sit in at rehearsals and audition. 7 p.m. Mondays, Von Holt Room, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Sheet music encouraged for auditions. gmcofh@gmail.com, gmcofh.org

Honolulu Blend Show Chorus: 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 Tuesdays at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. 839-3443

Sounds of Aloha Chorus: Male singers of all voice parts and experience levels are 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

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