The tradition of the Society of Seven in Waikiki continues, as the original group returns to its old stomping grounds in the Outrigger Waikiki showroom.
After a nine-year stint in Las Vegas, the SOS Classic is coming back to Hawaii for a five-week run starting Tuesday, Aug. 24. The group will perform at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Sept. 25. After that, the band will alternate nights and perform with their protégés and current showroom regulars the SOS LV (Latest Version), who themselves will be launching a new “Hot, Hot, Hot” show.
The SOS Classic first opened at the Outrigger Showroom in February 1969. “The difference between the Classic SOS before and now is that after nine years in Las Vegas and the mainland, we’ve polished and tightened our show,” said original member Tony Ruivivar in a press release. “We’re more seasoned performers who’re offering our audiences great singing, dancing and comedy, and, of course, good clean fun.”
Special guest performer will be 15-year-old Farrington High School student Arshiel, who performed with the SOS Classic in Las Vegas in May.
The classic lineup of co-founders Ruivivar and Bert Sagum, Hoku Low, Wayne Wakai, Vince Mendoza, Roy Venturina and Elika Santos was last seen in Honolulu in 2008 when they teamed up with the SOS LV for three shows at the Outrigger Showroom.
Kamaaina rates are $29.50, including free parking at the Ohana East; regular rates are $45. For reservations and information, call 923-SHOW (7469).