To Do: The Illusionists, ‘Tosca,’ Raiatea Helm, Backstreet Boys
Highlights of events coming up in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy Play.
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An in-real-life event for our storytelling culture: “The Moth – True Stories Told Live.” Originating from stories told on the back porch of Georgia writer George Dawes Green, the show is now a mainstay on National Public Radio stations, including here in Hawaii.
7:30 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $33-$100 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
Opera season returns with Puccini’s “Tosca,” a tale of politics, lust and manipulation. Opera fans get to hear three voices new to Honolulu in Rochelle Bard, Alex Boyer and Aleksey Bogdanov.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $29-$130 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Broadway attraction The Illusionists bring stunning magic acts to Honolulu for eight shows. Their colleague Adam Trent thrilled local audiences recently.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 26, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $50-$80 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Three great Hawaiian female vocalists — Napua Greig, Amy Hanaiali‘i and Raiatea Helm (pictured) — join together for an evening of beautiful music.
7:30 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $35-$65 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
The Backstreet Boys bring their chart-topping “DNA” World Tour to Honolulu for four shows. They’re the best-selling boy band of all time.
8 p.m. Nov. 2-3, 5-6 / Blaisdell Arena / $42.50-$259+ / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000