Show bits: Comedy, musical and a drag show

January 21st, 2010

The February calendar is boasting an array of stuff for adults and kids alike.
Comedy and music? A child-friendly stage musical? A drag show for adults?

Comedy: Bumatai set for another guest gig with SOS LV

Comedian Andy Bumatai will again join the Society of Seven Las Vegas in a month-long engagement Feb. 10 through March 6 at the Main Showroom of the Outrigger Waikiki hotel.
The double-bill coincides with two seasonal celebrations, the Feb. 14 start of Chinese New Year’s and Valentine’s Day.
Bumatai will be the opening act, doing his classic Island-flavored stand-up that both locals and visitors have embraced over a couple of decades. The SOS LV’s sizzling production taps the musical riches of the Top 40 hits, the favorite melodies of Broadway musicals and impressions galore laced with comedy.
Performances will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through March 6.
Kama’aina rate is $29.50 per person with valid Hawai’i ID, which includes four hours of free parking at the nearby Ohana East hotel with showroom validation. A dinner package, with a meal at the Hula Grill off the Outrigger lobby.
Reservations and information: 923-SHOW.

Stage: Paliku readies children’s classic, ‘Velveteen Rabbit’

Paliku Theatre, located on the campus of Windward Community College in Kane’ohe, is mounting a children’s theater production of the classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” which plays two weekends beginning Feb. 6.
Curtain time is 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14.
Ronald Bright is directing the Margery Williams work, about the timelessness of love and sacrifice, told through the story of a small stuffed rabbit given as a gift to a little boy.
The cast features Mia Harr as the Velveteen Rabbit, Karen Bauder as Nana, Seth Franke as the Boy, Zack Gravett as the Mouse, Jonathan Cannel as the Train and Isaac Ligsay as the wise Skin Horse.
Other players are Leah Koeppel and Derek Coble as the real-live Bunnies, Jocelyn Ishihara as the Nursery Magic fairy, with other roles by Ashley Murakami, Lisa Kinoshita and Adairia Okami.
The yarn is as comforting as a stuffed animal from childhood, with a toy cabinet coming to life.
Set and lighting design is by Lloyd “Sandy” Riford and costumes are by Evette Tanouye Allerdings.
Tickets: $12 for adults including seniors and military, $9 for youths age 3 to 25.
Charge by phone: or via the box office, 235-7310.

Clubs: S.F. drag show ‘Trannyshack’ returning to Hula’s

“Trannyshack Live,” a drag show from San Francisco, returns to Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand at 10:30 p.m. Feb.19 and 20. A different performance will be featured each night.
Heklina, emcee of the quintessential S.F. gay experience, fronts the revue, which offers low brow trash to high brow performance art. Out magazine has named “ Trannyshack” “one of the top 10 reasons to move to San Francisco.”
Cover: $15 at the door, $10 advance with hui cards.
Information: 923-0669 or email

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