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  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    "CRAZY" BACK AT DHT 1. Cast members Liz Stone (Irene), left, Tony Young (Bela), Kathryn Mariko Lee (Polly), David Spangenthal (Bobby), Holly Holowach (Mother) and Friston Ho'okano (Moose) celebrated the opening-night performance of Diamond Head Theatre's production of "Crazy for You" Sept. 24 at the post-show party at Town. Spangenthal and Ho'okano are reprising the roles they played when DHT first staged the show in 1997. The new production is every bit as good.
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    "SNOW FOX" IN HAWAII 5. Director Reiko Ho, second from left, joined 'Ohi'a Productions actors Dusty Behner, left, Royce Okazaki and Matthew Pablo when they came out to meet the audience after a late-morning performance of "TiQri the Little Snow Fox" Sept. 21 at the Hawaii Theatre. Michael Furuya, right, designed the masks and other costume pieces for this children's tale about a young Arctic fox and his experiences as he learns why his fur is white in the winter.
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    2. Director John Rampage, right, welcomed Braddoc DeCaires (Lank) to the party and congratulated him on a job well done as one of the offbeat comic characters.
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    3. University of Hawaii-Manoa professor Larry Paxton, right, savored the moment as Thomas Bingham, interim dean of arts and humanities at Manoa, left, served him a drink at the pre-show sponsors party earlier that evening, while Jeff Lee, banquet maitre d' of the Sheraton Waikiki, looked on. Bingham, Paxton's "boss" at UH, was working the party because his son, Michael, is a member of DHT's Shooting Stars program.
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    PARTY AT DR. TSEU'S 4. Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu, center, was a gracious host as the directors of the Hawaii Theatre Center celebrated another successful year with a sunset dinner party Sept. 23 at his Honolulu residence. Board Chairman Shelley B. Thompson, left, Vice Chairwoman Karen Huffman, President Sarah Richards and General Manager/Artistic Director Burton White joined Tseu in welcoming guests and reporting the theater's growth in the past year.
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