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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 14, 2001

Stage Scene
Critic's Choice: Mini-reviews of current stage productions

By Joseph Rozmiarek
Advertiser Theater Critic

"Smokey Joe's Cafe": This musical revue of '50s and '60s doo-wop and rock 'n' roll enjoys an excellent revival at Manoa Valley Theatre. The ensemble is packed with great voices, sharp choreography, and attitude that projects to the back row and shakes the house. At 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 7, $35 (discounts available); buffet dinner 90 minutes before curtain Wednesdays through Saturdays at an extra cost. 988-6131.

"My Fair Lady": This classic musical gets a fresh look with a Higgins who sings and a "loverly" Eliza. The production has substantial sets and colorful costumes, and may have you dancing all night. (This weekend's shows have been canceled; shows resume 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29, Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter; $12 and $15 (discounts available). 438-4480.