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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Around Town
Cannon to direct Army's 'Lady'

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

Glenn Cannon will direct "My Fair Lady," the Army Community Theatre's first musical of the 2001-2002 season, the theater's 59th.

It will be his first play at Richardson Theatre at Ft. Shafter since directing 1999's "Big River." He also has agreed to direct ACT's Hawai'i premiere in November of "Sayonara," the stage adaptation of the James Michener book.

"Lady," of course, is the evergreen Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical, about Professor Henry Higgins and his attempt to make a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, a certified lady.

The show boasts a rich score including such classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "On the Street Where You Live," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "Get Me to the Church on Time" and "The Rain in Spain."

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. June 24, 26, and 27, and July 5; roles are available for seven principals and a large singing and dancing chorus. Scripts are available for perusal at the Ft. Shafter library.

Performances will begin Sept. 6 at Richardson Theatre.

Information: 438-4480.

Three playwrights win Kumu contest

Three Island playwrights have won cash prizes in Kumu Kahua's 2000 play-writing contest.

They are:

  • Jesse Palmer of La'ie, winner of the $200 Resident Prize, for his comic one-act, "A Midterm's Night Dream."
  • Richard Kuhlman of Hollywood, winner of the $400 Pacific Rim Prize, for his "The Seven Colored Flower."
  • Alan Sutterfield of Honolulu, winner of the $500 Hawai'i Prize, for his historical comedy, "King Kalakaua's Poker Game."

Readings of the winning plays will be scheduled at the start of Kumu's 2001-2002 season this fall.

Society of Seven plans Maui shows

The Society of Seven group, led by Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum, is launching a summer tour of Maui this week, performing at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 1, at the Royal Lahaina Resort's Tennis Stadium at Kaanapali.

The series of concerts has been dubbed "Society of Seven Under the Stars."

The cocktail show package includes the performance, a cocktail or one drink, tax and tip, with kama'aina rates from $14 to $22.50. Call (808) 662-0929 or 1-866-510-0500 for reservations.

Meanwhile, the SOS' regular slot, the Outrigger Waikiki's Main Showroom, still features the Society of Seven Las Vegas, the spin-off combo that has been held over by popular demand.

For reservations, call 923-SHOW.