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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2002

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Advertiser Staff

ICE SHOW: Sept. 6-15

"Disney on Ice," with Mickey Mouse and company frolicking on ice, marks Walt Disney's 100 Years of Magic at the Blaisdell Arena. The eye- and ear-filling spectacle is the 20th touring edition of the family favorite, composed of classic cartoon cut-ups ranging from Buzz Lightyear and Woody from "Toy Story" to Pinocchio, from "Mulan" to "The Lion King." Skaters will perform to a rich score of tunes, some Academy Award winners, including "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," "Beauty and the Beast," "Under the Sea" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." There will be 20 performances in all, with a number of kid-friendly matinees. The schedule: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 8; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13; noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept.14; and 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets: $15, $25, $40, $50, at Ticket Plus locations, including the box office and Foodland and Sack 'N Save stores.

Premiere at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 / Blaisdell Arena / 526-4400 (Ticket Plus); group sales, 593-4439

CONCERT: Sept. 7

The hit songs will be flowing when three acts assemble for a single concert together in a Rotary Club presentation at the Waikiki Shell. The Commodores ("Three Times a Lady," "Brick House," "Easy," "Sail On") headline a bill that also includes Yvonne Elliman ("If I Can't Have You," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Hello, Stranger") and The Makaha Sons ("White Sandy Beach," "Drums of the Islands," "Noho Paipai"). Tickets: $36 and $46 (pool seats), $21 (lawn seats).

From 6 p.m. Sept. 7 / Waikiki Shell / 526-4400 (Ticket Plus), 832-0144 (Rotary)

STAGE: Sept. 20-28

"The Boy Who Stole the Stars," a drama by Julian Wiles, is about a boy (Kevin Pacheco) who enlists the help of his dying grandfather (James Davenport) to "count the stars" as his science project. On a broader level, the tale links the nighttime skies with the essence of friendship, and is the season's opener at Kennedy Theatre. Tamara Hunt directs. Plays at 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 28 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors, military and UH faculty, $7 students and children and $3 UH-Manoa students.

Premieres at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 / Kennedy Theatre / 956-7655


The Hawai'i Children's Discovery Center, home of a number of hands-on activities for kids, will mark Grandparents' Day with a photo gallery of tutu pictures and other participatory activities for keiki. The celebration coincides with Intergenerational Week. Bring grandma or grandpa with you to the museum, and they get in at a special $3 price. Admission: $8 general, $6.75 children 2-17. The grandparents display starts Sept. 10, culminating on Grandparents' Day.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 / Hawai'i Children's Discovery Center / 524-5437