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“Nice Work If You Can Get It”: This musical comedy is an homage to the Jazz Age musicals of the 1920s and ’30s, featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Theatre. More shows through April 15. $15-$50. 733-0274,

“Star Dust, A Tribute to David Bowie” by Complexions Contemporary Ballet: A “new and exciting vision of human movement” by a 16-member dance ensemble with choreography set to the music of Bowie and Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented by Ballet Hawaii. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Blaisdell Concert Hall. $35-$75. Special VIP dinner package 5 p.m. at Chef Chai; for details and reservations, call 521-8600, ext. 103, or visit star-dust/. Tickets: 800-745-3000,

“Memorial Day” by Paul Donnelly: Rehearsed reading of a new play about a physician involved in his first assisted-suicide case during the early days of the AIDS crisis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Kumu Kahua Theatre as part of its Dark Night Series. Free; donations welcome.


“Demigods Anonymous”: Twenty-something demigods try to live normal lives and control their ability to transform into supernatural animals. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 8 p.m. Thursday, Kumu Kahua Theatre. More shows through April 22. $5-$25. 536-4441,


“Fun Home”: Musical drama about a graphic artist who relives her unique childhood growing up at her family’s funeral home, trying to understand her own sexuality and facing questions about her late father. Extended run, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Manoa Valley Theatre. $22-$40. 988-6131,


“The Love Cafe”: Features Ruth Shiroma Foster and Becky McGarvey in a cabaret-style variety show with live music, singing and dancing to jazz from the 1930s and ’40s. The audience is encouraged to dress in era-inspired costumes. March 30-31, The ARTS at Marks Garage. $15-$20.

“Once on This Island”: Based on Rosa Guy’s novel “My Love, My Love” about a peasant orphan girl rescued by the gods from a deadly storm who falls in love with an upper-class boy. He returns her affection but is conflicted by their difference in class. Presented by Performing Arts Center of Kapolei. March 30-April 14, Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. $6-$12.

“KIPUKA: Anti-Bullying Project II”: Performance and video series addresses bullying, cyber-bullying and teen suicide. Presented by The Alliance for Drama Education’s T-Shirt Theatre. 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 4:30 p.m. April 8, Farrington High School auditorium. Free; $5 suggested donation. 220-5003,

“Private Lives”: A 1930s British comedy about a divorced couple who encounter one another while honeymooning with their new spouses. April 6-15, Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. $5-$15 theatre.html

“Merchant of Venice”: Shakespeare’s controversial tragedy about a bitter Jewish moneylender who demands a man’s heart (“a pound of flesh”) as payment for an ill-advised debt. April 12-21, Leeward Theatre, Alternate Space, Room AM 101, Leeward Community College. $10-$15. 455-0380,

“Little Mermaid Jr.”: Based on the 1989 Disney animation and classic by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid who is willing to give up her voice for love and a life above the sea. Presented by Waialae Performing Arts Company, comprised of students in grades 3 through 9 in local public and private schools. April 13-14, Kaimuki High School. Free; donations welcome.

“Shocka: The Story of Energy and Hawaii”: If energy powers everything, how does it work? A new musical opens the door to the science, cultural understanding and specific challenges we face with energy. For ages 5 and older. Presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth. April 13-May 12, Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square, The Cathedral of St. Andrew. $10-$20. 839-9885,

“Nora”: Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, “A Doll’s House,” focuses on the central characters and “exposes the heart of Ibsen’s controversial play without mercy or apology.” Mature content; not recommended for children under 13 years of age. April 13-22, UH-Manoa, Kennedy Theatre. $8-$25. 944-2697,

“The Road to Mecca”: An old woman who lives alone and creates odd concrete sculptures is in danger of being sent to an old folks home until a young woman she once helped comes to her aid. An international favorite by South African playwright Athol Fugard. Presented by The Actors’ Group (TAG). April 13-29, The Brad Powell Theatre, Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road. $20-$30. 722-6941,

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”: Based on Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical tale set in 19th-century London involving love, murder and revenge. April 13-22, Mamiya Theatre, Chaminade University. $15-$25. 735-4827,

The 13th annual Stomp the Island Step Show: Traditional nationwide competition involving the talents from campus and alumnae organizations, church groups, high schools and community centers, with proceeds to benefit various youth college scholarships. Presented by Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 4 p.m. April 14, Hawaii Theatre. $29, plus fees.

PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company’s The PlayFestival 2018: Features eight plays selected from dozens of entries to the annual playwriting contest. April 15-17, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. Presented by the Theatre as part of its Dark Night Series. $12, includes free “Meet the Playwrights Ice Cream Social” during intermission.

• April 15, 5-8 p.m.: “Soul Survivor” by Daniel A. Kelin II and “Universal Monsters” by Robert St. John, both directed by the playwrights themselves

• April 16, 6:30-9 p.m.: “Children of Isfahan” by Maseeh Ganjali; “Hip Hop Retelling of Opukahaia” by Marion Lyman Mersereau; and “Stonewall Stories” by Carol Polcovar

• April 17, 6-9 p.m.: “Pathways” by Neal Milner; “Small Town Lawyer” by Anthony Pignataro; and “The New Client” by Paul J. Donnelly


Kumu Kahua Theatre: Auditions for Edward Sakamoto’s “Dead of Night” (runs May 24- June 24) will be held 2- 5 p.m. Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. 536-4222,

“Crime-scene” actors, Honolulu Police Dept.: Seeking drama or theater students interested in volunteering as actors for field exercises that replicate crime-scene settings for HPD recruits, 2:30- 11:15 p.m. at HPD’s Ke Kula Makai, 93-093 Waipahu Depot St. 723-8331,

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.,

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: All vocal parts sought. Rehearsals 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays in Makakilo. Broadway, popular, sacred, Hawaiian and other ethnic songs. 672-8888,

Na Leo Lani Chorus: Female singers for four-part barbershop harmony chorus sought. Rehearsals on Tuesdays at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. 839-3443

Voices of Aloha: Open call for singers of SATB vocal parts to join choir rehearsals 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Community of Christ Church in Makiki, 1666 Mott Smith Drive. Potluck dinners to follow. Choral experience desirable. 256-1414, voicesof

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