Show and Tell Hawai'i

Show shorts: Stage, film, clubs, golf and more

September 15th, 2009

Here's a potpourri of things to do:

Stage: ‘Forbidden Broadway’ adds five shows

Manoa Valley Theatre has extended its season-opening musical comedy, “Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit,” with five performances through Sept. 27.
The additional performances, added by popular demand,will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 8 p.m. Sept. 25, 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Some seats still remain for the Thursday-through-Sunday original run.
The production, which spoofs new and old Broadway hits, offers cabaret seating, with cocktail service. Parodies of “Jersey Boys,” “Billy Elliot,” “South Pacific,” “The Lion King,” “Mamma Mia,” “Mary Poppins” and “Les Miserables” are part of the Gerard Alessandrini script.
Tickets: $35 general, $30 seniors and military, $20 patrons 25 and younger.
Reservations: 988-6131,

Film: Hi-def ‘Oz’ marks 70th anniversary

“The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event,” a one-nighter at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Regal Dole Cannery cinema, marks the return of the iconic film — in a new dress, hi-def. Will the Yellow Brick Road and Dorothy's ruby red shoes be any brighter?
It is the first time that the film classic, starring Judy Garland and featuring the immortal “Over the Rainbow” tune, is being screened in high-definition.
Additionally, “To Oz! The Making of a Classic,” about the making of the movie compete with outtakes, interviews with the original Munchkin actors and costuming and special effects of the 1930s, will be shown.
Robert Osborne, classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, introduces the film.
Further, Warner Home Video will release a re-mastered Blu-ray and DVD collectible, “The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” on Sept. 29. It offers pristine resolution six times higher than normal, plus 16 hours of bonus features, including four hours not previously available
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Clubs: Hot acts at Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout, a feature at Twist at the Hanohano atop the Sheraton Waikiki hotel, has announced its October slate of performers.
Entertainment from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday will feature:
• Thursdays — Hot Club of Hulaville.
• Fridays — Duleing Pianos, with Ginny Tiu and Noly Paa.
• Saturdays — Taimane Gardner.
• Sundays — Hot Club of Hulaville.
Information: 921-4600.

Golf: DeLima’s shooting for golfers

Comedian Frank DeLima’s annual “Pocho Shoot-Out,” a benefit golf tournament, will be held Oct. 5 at the Olomana Golf course in Waimanalo.
The event supports Frank DeLima’s Student Enrichment Program which enables students to make a smooth transition from grade school to middle school.
A three-person scramble format will prevail; team entry is $395 or $135 for individual players. Sponsorship premium packages also are available at $600, $1,000 and $1,500 levels.
Information: Mark DeLima at 330-948-9118,, or request a reservation form by writing Frank DeLima, 1560 Thurston Ave. # 603, Honolulu HI 96822. Late reservations are still being taken.

Clubs: Solid Rock Party at Pipeline

Four Hawai’i groups — Bari Bari 13, Friends of Adam, Loaded Dice and The Strangers — will be featured ina Rock Solid Dance Party, from 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) at Pipeline Café.
Those 18 and older are welcome.
Tickets: $7.
Information: 593-9603,

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