Do It: Tom Green, ‘Spitfire Grill,’ ‘Mu Lan,’ Bamboo Ridge
By Star-Advertiser Staff
Sept. 14, 2017
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COURTESY TOM GREEN
Tom Green returns to Hawaii for a performance at the Blue Note this weekend.
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
Kennedy Theatre opens the season this weekend with “The Spitfire Grill: The Musical,” a story about a small town that is thrown into turmoil when a young woman, just released from prison, comes to town and, overcoming the objections of local people and her own inexperience, is given control over the town’s ramshackle diner.
COURTESY HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH
The first discounted show of this year’s “HTY for Every Family” program will be the 11 a.m. Saturday staging of “The Ballad of Mu Lan,” based on a Chinese legend about a girl who dresses as a boy to take her father’s place in the military. HTY’s production combines traditional Chinese theater techniques with contemporary music.
“Wine & Words” at the Manoa Valley Theatre will feature a reading of “What We Must Remember,” a book-length work of poetry about the notorious Massie Affair, during which a Hawaiian man was falsely accused of rape and later murdered, while his Caucasian killers, though convicted of manslaughter, had their sentences commuted.