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Actor Jo Ramsey is on a roll, moving fromGary Cooper to the Lion King. Ramsey, of Laie, made his Honolulu theatrical debut in Kumu Kahua's recent "My Name is Gary Cooper," earning raves.

Look for third-generation actors from the Ronald and Mo Brightohana in theatrical productions here and in California.

Say aloha to two characters with Hawaii ties: one a mascot of an ever-evolving family musical, the other a comic book figure destined to become one of the next masters of the filmic superhero universe.

If you haven't yet noticed, the Brothers Cazimero are on an extended hiatus of sorts.

Four Hawaii actors — plus one backstager with creative input — will be featured in the latest revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," which will begin preview performances March 3 en route to its April 16 premiere at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York.

Actress Janel Parrish was home recently toscout for a site and finalize details for her sister's beachfront wedding next February.

Jean-Pierre Poissonnet, who co-stars as a roller skater and featured singer in Alan Goldberg's "CabaRAE" extravaganza at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, tied the knot with Kimberley Gustavson on Jan. 12 in Las Vegas.

Sean Jones, the actor son of bassist Stephen Jones and wife Lee Ann, has earned his Actors Equity card by joining the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore.

Garett Taketa of Kaneohe is the latest Hawaii actor signed to an off-Broadway musical prepping for a July 3 opening.

Artist Margaret Keane, the ex-Honolulu resident whose troubled life with a manipulative husband who took credit for all of her jeepers-peepers big-eyed paintings, has a cameo appearance in "Big Eyes," the Tim Burton flick that explores the deception behind the eyeballs.


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