As of Friday, December 6, 2013
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 09:54 p.m. HST, Dec 04, 2013
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"Elf: The Musical": Holiday comedy based on the hit movie starring Will Ferrell, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Theatre. Continues through Dec. 29. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com
"Hollywood Arms": Comedy/drama by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett based on Burnett's early life as a young girl in Tinseltown, dreaming of becoming a star; today-Dec. 29, The Actors' Group. Shows 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $12-$20. 722-6941, taghawaii.net
"The Nutcracker": Sacred Hearts Academy's Dance Department presents the magical holiday ballet with score by Tchaikovsky, 6 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Saturday, Mamiya Theatre. $10. 734-5058, ext. 262; sacredhearts.org/tickets
"Rudolph Retires": Superman, Mighty Mouse and Kikaida seek to fill the reindeer's shoes in this musical comedy by Sounds of Aloha Chorus also featuring Kapolei PACKids, 8zero8 young men's choir, and Resonance, Aloha Spirit and Funny Bones quartets; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at Paliku Theatre. $10-$20. 262-SONG (7664), soundsofaloha.org
"A Christmas Carol": 'Iolani School presents the Charles Dickens classic with music, dance, hot cocoa and cookies -- a fundraiser for theater students' trip to perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland. Shows 5 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Manoa Valley Theatre. $5-$50. Reservations: 943-2251, email@example.com
"An Evening of Mythology & Storytelling": Celebration of ancient Japanese and Hawaiian myths with dance, music, puppetry, chant and drama, featuring Jeff Gere, Yasu Ishida and Cathy Foy-Mahi, presented by Kataributai Hawaii Executive Committee; 6 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Theatre. $10-$20. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com
"Tartuffe": French playwright Moliere's classic satire of religious hypocrisy, about a wily swindler who plots to defraud an aristocrat, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe. $5-$20. 375-1282, hpu.edu/theatre
"Cave of the Coiled Webs": Chinese martial arts comedy loosely based on the 16th-century Chinese novel "Journey to the West," presented by Windward Community College's Theatre 260 students; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Saturday at Paliku Theatre. $5-$10. 235-7310, etickethawaii.com
"Flowers of Hawaii": Revealing vignettes about Hawaii family relationships, by Lee Cataluna; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 15 (extended), Kumu Kahua Theatre. Post-show talk-story with Cataluna on Dec. 14. $5-$20. 536-4441, kumukahua.org
"The Living Tarot": IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre presents online its popular 2007 production that turned 10 rooms of a Victorian house in Nuuanu into minitheaters, each depicting a tarot card. See iona360.com; click on "E Season."
"Nothing Is the Same": Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Pacific Historic Parks commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with Y. York's drama about four Wahiawa children who experience Dec. 7, 1941. For ages 8+. Shows: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday (evening show just 5 cents for seniors 72 and older) and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. $10-$20. 839-9885, htyweb.org
"The Nutcracker": Hawaii State Ballet presents its 27th annual production of the Christmas classic, Dec. 14-22 at Mamiya Theatre. $18-$38. 947-2755, hawaiistateballet.com
"An Evening with the Bard": Select scenes from Shakespeare plays by the Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Hawaii Theatre. Free. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.comauditions
"Thrift Store: The Musical": New play by Susanne Sims, inspired by real life at Unity Church of Hawaii's thrift store. Auditions 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14 at Unity Church for a March production. Appointments: firstname.lastname@example.org. 295-5294
"The Rocky Horror Show": Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center seeks young actors, singers and dancers for its spring musical. Auditions 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday at the KHSPAC auditorium, open to Oahu public or charter school students in grades 7-12. Information: 733-4913, khspac.org.