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CLOSING THIS WEEKEND

“Disney’s ‘Newsies’: The Broadway Musical”: Diamond Head Theatre’s production of the 2012 Broadway hit received nine Po’okela Awards for excellence from the Hawaii State Theatre Council — including Overall Musicial, Leading Male in a Musical, Leading Female in a Musical, Featured Male in a Musical and Featured Female in a Musical — on Monday. 7:30 p.m. today, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondhead theatre.com

OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival: “Hedda Gabler”: Set in 1890 Norway, this dark classic centers on an unhappy woman trapped in a loveless marriage who manipulates everyone around her by spreading her misery and destroying lives. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. More shows through Aug. 19. $15-$25; some tickets may be available at the door for an additional $5. Tickets: 800-838-3006. Info: hawaiishakes.org.

“The Best of Aloha Shorts—Live!”: Performance of selections from the book with readings by original actors, surprise guests and music by Hamajang, hosted by Cedric Yamanaka. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. Book signing to follow. Produced by Bamboo Ridge Press and Hawaii Public Radio. $20-$40. 955-8821, 808ne.ws/2LAXGwd

NOW PLAYING

“The Crusade of Connor Stephens”: Extreme loss shakes a Texas family as it comes to terms with a tragic act of violence in this award-winning 2017 play by Dewey Moss, a story inspired by the national debate over religion, tolerance and the seedlings of hate. Season-opening production for The Actors’ Group. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, The Brad Powell Theatre, Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road. More shows through Aug. 26. $20-$30. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

COMING UP

“All’s Well That Ends Well”: A twisted fairy-tale take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about Helena, who aids the king in hopes of earning the seemingly unattainable heart of the handsome Bertram. Presented in partnership with Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 7 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 S. King St.; doors open 6:30 p.m., attendees welcome to picnic on the grounds beginning 5 p.m. $25. missionhouses.org

“Pakalolo Sweet”: A night of “karaoke, beer and weed” gets a group of Honolulu marijuana growers talking about “the medical uses, benefits and cultural aspects of marijuana in precontact Hawaii.” A sequel to “Not One Batu.” Aug. 23-Sept. 23, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. $5-$25. 536-4441, kumukahua.org

“Filipino Folktales & Fables”: A celebration of cultural traditions of the Philippines that includes a story about standing up to bullies. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Aug. 24-Sept. 22, Tenney Theater, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. 839-9885, htyweb.org

“Freak Show:” An eclectic group of performers lead an intimate exploration of fantasies that range from “funky fetish to the fabulously grotesque.” Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by adult guardian. Aug. 30-Sept. 8, The Leeward Theatre Alternate Space, Leeward Community College. $10-$15. 455-0380, lcctheatre.hawaii.edu

“The Wolves”: Members of a high school girls soccer team talk about life and exchange confidences while warming up for practice. Presented by Kailua Onstage Arts (KOA). Aug. 31-Sept. 9, The Arts at Secret Zone, 50 Kihapai St. $20-$30. kailuaonstagearts.com

“Pageant”: An “all-male cast” stars in this musical comedy spoof of the traditional all-American beauty contest. A hit at MVT in 1998. Aug. 30-Sept. 16, Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Road. $22-$40. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

CALLS FOR TALENT

Hawaii Young Actors Ensemble Company: 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Hawaii Theatre Annex Studio space, 1121 Nuuanu Ave., second floor. Register in advance at 384-2157 or email elmjellinek@gmail.com

“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, jcastro1@honolulu.gov

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

Honolulu Chorale: Seeking singers. Rehearsals, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St. 554-6269, honoluluchorale.org

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, 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 The Plaza at Waikiki senior residence, 1812 Kalakaua Ave. 429-9901

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

Voices of Aloha: Open call for singers 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, voicesofaloha.com

Windward Choral Society: Seeking male singers for limited openings in tenor and bass sections. Rehearsals 7- 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road.thewindwardchoralsociety.org

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