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On Stage

As of Friday, February 28, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 09:42 p.m. HST, Feb 26, 2014


Actors & Artists Fund show: Honolulu Theatre for Youth unveils its 60th season (2014-15) with live readings by Hawaii actors and celebrities including Loretta Ables Sayre, and luxury prize raffles, 7 p.m. (hosted drinks and pupu at 6 p.m.) Friday at Tenney Theatre. Free admission; RSVP required: 839-9885, ext. 711, or outreach@htyweb.org.

"Once on This Island": Kamehameha Schools high school drama club Keaka Kamehameha presents Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Caribbean-set musical about a peasant girl and a wealthy boy and the test of their love; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 16, Ke'elikolani Auditorium, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus. $5-$10. 842-8496

"Battle of Will": An underworld kingpin murders a boy's family in an attempt to adopt him and gain legacy in this dark urban crime thriller by French playwright Laurent Gaude, presented by Windward Community College theater students; 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through March 9, Paliku Theatre. $10-$15. For mature audiences, ages 17+. 235-7310, etickethawaii.com



"The Building": Leeward Community College alumnus Tim Adams presents his naturalist play about the underbelly of "paradise," focusing on the gritty lives of residents in a Kalihi/Kapalama slum, based on real people and events and using found dialogue; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the LCC Theatre's Lab Theater. $10. For mature audiences. 455-0380

"Flower Drum Song": 'Iolani School's Performing Arts Department presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about love and matchmaking in 1950s San Francisco Chinatown, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Hawaii Theatre. $4-$7. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

"Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals": "Jingju" (Beijing opera) by renowned master Mei Lanfang, celebrating the achievements of the renowned Song Dynasty warrior clan in a richly costumed spectacle of acting, combat, dance, music and song, presented in English and celebrating 50 years of jingju at Kennedy Theatre; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Theatre. Free pre-show chat 7 p.m. Saturday. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets for UH-Manoa students with validated ID on Friday. $5-$25. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy



"Icarus Fights the Minotaur": Playwright Yokanaan Kearns re-imagines the Greek myth to focus on friendship, family relationships, manhood and tragedy, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 8, Honolulu Theatre for Youth at Tenney Theatre. $10-$20. 839-9885, htyweb.org

"The Lion King": Disney's touring Broadway musical returns to Blaisdell Concert Hall, running through March 9. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. $33-$95. 866-870-2717, ticketmaster.com. For group (10 or more) discounts: 593-9468. lionking.com

"Peter Rabbit and the Garden": Annie Cusick Wood and Honolulu Theatre for Youth present a new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's tales about the veggie-loving rabbit, an interactive romp for preschoolers about the fine line between curiosity and responsibility, spiced with Scottish music and brogue; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays though March 8, Tenney Theatre. $10. 839-9885, htyweb.org

"The Rocky Horror Show": Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center presents the cult-classic rock 'n' roll musical by Richard O'Brien, a salute to self-discovery and the sci-fi B movies of the '50s; 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 9, Kaimuki High School Theatre. $6-$12. 733-4913, khspac.org, honoluluboxoffice.com



"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center presents the hit Broadway musical, March 7-16, Nanakuli High and Intermediate multipurpose cafe. $5-$13. www.nhispac.com

"Hansel and Gretel -- The Real Story": Hawaii Theatre Center presents an interactive adaptation of the German folk tale by veteran Broadway performer Peggy Anne Siegmund, March 8-9, Hawaii Theatre. (Student matinees March 5-7; call 791-1310.) $5-$10; children younger than 4 free. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

"Very Still & Hard to See": An architect and an obake make a deal that haunts life at a hotel built over the demon's lair in this short play by Steve Yockey, March 12-16, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. $5-$18. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy

"Rent": The Tony Award-winning rock musical about a group of struggling young bohemians in New York's Lower East Side, March 13-30 (sold out), extended April 2-6, Manoa Valley Theatre. $23-$38. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

"Jazz & Barbershop": Sounds of Aloha Chorus and quartets show, also featuring Jimmy Borges and the DeShannon Higa Big Band; two shows March 22, Hawaii Theatre. $10-$35. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

"The Wizard of Oz": Castle Performing Arts Center presents the family classic, March 22-April 6, Bright Theatre. $10-$16. 233-5626, showtix4u.com

"Cockadoodledoo": A meteor shower brings startling changes to a small rural town in Eric Yokomori's surrealistic comedy, March 27-April 27, Kumu Kahua Theatre. $5-$20. 536-4441, kumukahua.org

"The Passion of Christ": The Catholic Diocese of Honolulu's drama community Faith in Action presents a show on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ with original songs by Glenn Medeiros, March 27-30 at Paliku Theatre. $20-$25. 222-0644, 585-3342

"I Pagliacci" and "Carmina Burana": Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Ruggero Leoncavallo's satire of love, jealousy and death, and Carl Orff's scenic cantata based on the medieval poems, March 28-April 1, Blaisdell Concert Hall. $29-$125. 596-7858, hawaiiopera.org

"Red": A master abstract artist discovers that his crowning achievement could become his undoing in this drama by John Logan, March 28-April 20, The Actors' Group. $12-$20. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

"Show Boat": The Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical tale of love and racism that revolutionized Broadway when it debuted in 1927, March 28-April 13, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$35. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com

"Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii": Honolulu Theatre for Youth debuts a musical romp through a favorite subject, April 4-May 10, Tenney Theatre. $10-$20. 839-9885, htyweb.org

"Heritage": Hawaii Pacific University presents P.J. Barry's play about the women and men who shaped the life of Abraham Lincoln, April 4-27, Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, Kaneohe. $5-$20. 375-1282. hpu.edu/theatre

"The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip": Musical based on the novel by George Saunders about a bevy of little squealing, goat-loving orange monsters, April 11-20, Kennedy Theatre. $5-$20. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy

"Our Man" and "The Puppet Booth": A short satire and a twist on Russian poet Aleksandr Blok's lyric drama, respectively, in a Late Night double feature, April 11-19, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. $5-$10 at the door. 956-7655, hawaii.edu/kennedy

"Spring Footholds": University of Hawaii dance showcase, April 23-27, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. $5-$18. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy

"Footsteps": Castle DanceForce dance concert, April 25-27, Bright Theatre. 233-5626, showtix4u.com

"Much Ado About Nothing": Hawaii Theatre Center teen actors present the popular Shakespeare comedy, April 25-26, Hawaii Theatre. $2-$7. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

"The Music Man": Hawaii Education of the Arts youths present a concert version of the Broadway musical, May 1-3 at Paliku Theatre. 741-2787, www.heartshawaii.org

PlayBuilders' Annual Festival of Original Plays: Fully staged readings of new works by local playwrights or new plays dealing with local themes, May 8-10 at Leeward Community College. $10. 218-0103, playbuilders.org

"Clybourne Park": Bruce Norris' Tony- and Pulitzer-winning comedy/drama about racial tension and real estate in the fictional Chicago neighborhood from "A Raisin in the Sun," May 22-June 8, Manoa Valley Theatre. $20-$35. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com



"Koi, Like the Fish": Kumu Kahua Theatre seeks three men and three women for a May-June production of Keali'iwahine Hokoana's play about a young family who must move in with an ailing uncle. Auditions 6-9 p.m. March 8-9 at the theater. Free audition workshop 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the theater. To reserve a spot: 536-4222, kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com

"Wedlockout, or Bedfellows Make Strange Politics": Lanikai Mortgage Players seek six women and four men for its spring melodrama, a political play loosely based on the plot of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata." Auditions 7 p.m. March 19 at Shreve Theater, Lanikai Community Center at Lanikai Park. More information: 263-0965. lanikaimortgageplayers.org

"Clybourne Park": Manoa Valley Theatre and guest director Vanita Rae Smith hold auditions March 29 for the May-June production. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

Kapolei Chorale: Community chorus welcomes sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to sing four-part harmony. Rehearsals 6:30 p.m. Sundays in Makakilo. 381-2063

Honolulu Blend Show Chorus seeks female singers interested in a cappella four-part harmony. Rehearsals 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Wellspring Covenant Church in Aiea. 255-3225

Barbershop Harmony Society Chorus seeks male singers in all voice parts. Rehearsals 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Wellspring Covenant Church in Aiea. 262-7664

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