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JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘GIRL’ TREMENDOUS AT DHT1. Director/choreographer John Rampage, left, and cast members Bradley Moon (Eddie Ryan), Shari Lynn (Mrs. Brice), Isabelle Decauwert (Fanny Brice) and Benoit Weber (Nick Arnstein) celebrated the opening of Diamond Head Theatre’s production of “Funny Girl” Sept. 21 at the post-show cast party at Ryan’s Grill in Ward Centre. Decauwert, born and raised in Hawaii, is taking time off from her successful career in New York and gives a tremendous must-see performance, putting her own distinct spin on the iconic character introduced on Broadway by Barbra Streisand almost 50 years ago. Lynn, who played Fanny at DHT in 1988, is great this time around playing Fanny’s irrepressible mother.
JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘HAPPY 50TH, MARION!’4. Yana Alliata di Montereale welcomed Watters O. Martin, left, Hawai‘i International Film Festival Deputy Director Robert Lambeth and Chris Lee to the party. Yana’s senior thesis film, “Requiem for Emily,” has been selected for screening at HIFF in October. Her work as a producer and director can also be seen in “The Castaway,” this year’s trailer for the EuroCinema Hawai‘i Festival. See “The Castaway,” starring Sebastian Siegel, at www.eurocinemahawaii.org.
JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘HAPPY 50TH, MARION!’5. Peter Savasta, left, and Dr. Alvin Chung talked with Marisa Gey and her husband, EuroCinema Hawai‘i board member Patrick Gey. EuroCinema Hawai‘i runs Oct. 12-21 in partnership with the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘HAPPY 50TH, MARION!’3. Marion Philpotts-Miller, center, was the guest of honor at a birthday party hosted by Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, left, Sept. 16 at Casa Alliata, the Alliata estate in Makiki Heights. J.P. Damon, second from left, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Jim Triplett were among the folks who stopped by to wish Philpotts-Miller a “Happy 5-0.”
JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘GIRL’ TREMENDOUS AT DHT2. Marjorie Francis, third from left, and guests Cynthia Wo, left, Naomi Mihara and Gale Tomino enjoyed dessert at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser table in the private Producers Tent during intermission. Francis attended opening night as the representative of the Star-Advertiser, a gold sponsor of “Funny Girl,” and accepted a plaque commemorating the company’s sponsorship prior to the show.