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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2001

A world of top acts visiting Islands

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

Mime Marcel Marceau, a perennial international favorite, will make his Hawai'i debut Nov. 1-2 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall as part of this fall's French Festival.

Tim Bostock Productions photo

Entrepreneur Tim Bostock, who has spiced Hawai'i's theatrical season with unusual fare ranging from Canadian acrobats to a faux-snow Russian spectacle, will bring more diverse fare to the Islands this fall.

"I'm always looking for work that connects with its audiences, invites participation of the mind and heart," said Bostock, whose previous shows have included Cirque Eloize, "Slava's Snowshow," the Ridiculusmus Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Waiora and "Cool Heat, Urban Beat." He said he hopes his imports will help make Hawai'i "a true meeting point of modern global culture."

The new season will include:

  • "Pacific Pride 2001," a concert featuring Te Vaka, a 10-piece Pacific-world fusion band from Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 15 at the Waikiki Shell. Hawai'i's Fiji also is expected; other acts will be named.
  • "Woman Far Walking," a Maori drama by Witi Ihimaera, in a four-island tour over two weeks in September. The program embraces acting and poetry.
  • Don Tiki, the cocktail lounge act, in an evening of Polynesian tiki kitsch, Oct. 6, at the Hawaiian Hut, Ala Moana Hotel.
  • "The Flying Fruit Fly Circus," an Australian company of 20, ages 8 to 18, whose specialty is aerial maneuvers and body contortions, Oct. 18 to 21 at the Hawai'i Theatre.
  • Marcel Marceau, the legendary mime, in his first-ever Island performance, Nov. 1 and 2, at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Part of the forthcoming French Festival.
  • Makana, the slack-key wizard and singer, in a November concert, with date and venue to be announced.
  • "Slava's Snowshow," with award-winning Russian clown Slava Polunin, in a return engagement, Dec. 20-30 at the Hawai'i Theatre. And, yes, it will "snow" again.

Ticket information will be announced later, but mail orders will start June 1. Call 521-9699 for the season order form.