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  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    'THE GOODBYE GIRL' OPENS AT DHT | 1. Cast members Mathias Maas (Mark) and Stephanie Zaharis (Lucy), center, celebrated outside Diamond Head Theatre with Kay Hampton, Zaharis' proud grandmother, after the May 24 opening-night performance of "The Goodbye Girl." Zaharis earns star status with her work in her first major stage role. Maas steals the show with his over-the-top portrayal of a flamboyant Off-Off-Broadway director with a bizarre take on Shakespeare's "Richard III." The show runs through June 9. For tickets, call 733-0274 or visit www.diamondheadtheatre.com.
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    'WEARABLE ART' AT HAWAII THEATRE | 5. Miss Hawaii USA Brianna Acosta, left, John Sword, Taj'a Wong and Kameron Rasmussen wore designs by Manuheali'i as they waited their turn to strut the catwalk in the 2013 MAMo Wearable Art Show on May 22 at Hawaii Theatre. The show featured work by eight Hawaii designers and ranged from practical island streetwear to creations wearable only on the catwalk.
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    BROW INSTALLED AS CCCH PRESIDENT | 4. Betty Hoang Brow, fourth from left, began her year as president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii at the group's installation banquet May 23 at Empress Restaurant. Wishing her well before dinner was First Vice President Sonny S. Zhang, left, 2013 Miss Hawaii Chinese Princess Christina Soo Hoo, Beatrice Young Foundation President Douglas Ho and chamber President-elect Robert Yu.
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    3. DHT board member Rick Ching, second from left, and his wife, Marybeth Ching, center, shared a table with Guy Merola, left, DHT musical director Megan Mount and sound designer Mikel J. Humerickhouse.
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    2. DHT supporters Matt Pennaz, left, and his wife, Kirsten Pennaz, caught up with DHT artistic director John Rampage at the sponsors' reception before the show. The couple met in 2003 when they were cast in "Ragtime the Musical" (Kirsten was Evelyn Nesbit, Matt was Mother's Younger Brother; Rampage was the choreographer). Rampage, who earned a Po'okela Award for his choreography of "Ragtime," again does excellent work as director and choreographer of "The Goodbye Girl."

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