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Theater Review: 9 to 5- The Musical

Dolly Parton’s decision to turn “9 to 5,” her 1980 comedy film blockbuster, into a Broadway musical was an obvious and inevitable choice. Considering how most lifelong fans of the movie immediately begin singing the theme song whenever someone brings it up, few films are more perfectly suited for a musical adaptation. The Allison Janney-starring Broadway adaptation ran in 2009 …

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Acoustic Filigree: Andy McKee Heads to the MACC

For one guy with a guitar, Andy McKee summons an amazing array of sounds. Percussive rhythms blend into ethereal filigrees of notes. McKee brings his finger style virtuosity to stages around the islands, including a stop at the MACC’s intimate McCoy Studio this Friday evening. McKee started buying music at about eight, listening to INXS and some harder acts like …

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MAPA opens ticket sales for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Maui Academy of Performing Arts in partnership with The Makana Aloha Foundation presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, live on stage at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, August 25 – September 3. The famous love story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to life on a grand scale in this re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s tale of hope, acceptance …

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Tickets now on sale for MAPA’s Mulan Jr. production

Tickets are now on sale for the Disney’s Mulan Jr., performed live on stage by students of Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ Summer Musical Theatre Camp. The show runs July 21–23 and 28–30 at the `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, Seabury Hall, Makawao. Ticket Prices: Reserved Seats Adult – $15 Youth- $12 General Admission Adult- $12 Youth- $10  And bring the …

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MAPA and LAPA presents MAPA/LAPA Day

Students and teachers at Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) are hosting a MAPA/LAPA Day with their counterparts from Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) at MAPA Main Studios in Wailuku on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The two groups met for the first time in July 2016 when the Lanai drama students took the ferry to Maui to attend MAPA’s …

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Theater Review: A Few Good Men

Rick Scheideman’s production of Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama is such a distinctly theatrical event, it’s an essential experience. Even if you’re familiar with the iconic 1992 Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson film adaptation (and really, who isn’t?), the staging is unique, Sorkin’s dialog still maintains its smart-alecky kick and the performances are sensational. Ricky Jones stars as Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a U.S. …

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Maui’s Best Booze On The Tube

The Travel Channels “The Booze Traveler” : Best Bars TV Show Series will feature some of the best bars on Maui. This episode airs May 8th as Season 1, Episode 6 “Tropical Escapes” of From a Tiki lounge in Chicago to the beaches of Maui in Hawaii, Jack Maxwell tries tropical drinks from some of the nation’s best bars such …

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Theater Review: Dial M For Murder

Francis Taua’s production of “Dial M For Murder” is a charming, old fashioned night of murder/mystery theater. Taua’s thriller reminded me that witnessing a play can feel like being a voyeur. In this case, the audience is invited into a nice apartment, becoming invisible, silent guests as their hosts entertain one another. We watch and listen as these attractive, intelligent …

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Blackburn to Perform Free Show at Baldwin Home Museum

Maui entertainer, Ikaika Blackburn will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina. Ikaika Blackburn returns to Lahaina for an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes. He is a recognized ‘ukulele player and …

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Change To William Singe/Alex Aiono Concert

A modification has been made to the upcoming mega YouTube sensation concert of William Singe/Alex Aiono that will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. BAMP Project, the promoter for this show has announced that due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances “Alex Aiono” will NOT be able to perform with William Singe for the concert in the MACC’s …

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