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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 27, 2004

Raise the curtains for 5 productions

Advertiser Staff

Elitei Tatafu Jr. is Irving Berlin and Chanel Meyers is Ellin Berlin in "The Melody Lingers On," on stage in the Kaimuki High School auditorium.
Four student productions — three musicals and a classic — and a readers theater drama also are opening around town:

"CineMagic: The Music of the Movies," features a cast of 62 students in grades 5-8 in the Windward District's Castle complex. There will be much singing and dancing as the show looks at 75 years of movie- and music-making. Ronald E. Bright directs.

  • 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday at Ronald E. Bright Theatre at Castle High School. Tickets are $12 general, $8 students, seniors and military. 233-5626.

"The Melody Lingers On," a production of the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center and featuring student performers from public schools around O'ahu, focuses on the life and songs of legendary composer Irving Berlin. Among Berlin's many beloved American standards are "White Christmas," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "God Bless America." Peggy Anne Siegmund directs.

  • 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, March 5-6 and 3 p.m. March 7 at Kaimuki High School auditori-um. Tickets are $8 general, $5 children, seniors and students with ID, free for preschool-age children and younger. Alumni Night, a fund-raiser, is March 6: Tickets are $10 adults and seniors, $5 children and students. 733-4913.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is an Army Community Theatre Readers Theatre presentation, starring Jo Pruden, Richard Pellett, Shari Lynn and Russell Motter. The psychological drama by Edward Albee is about a bickering couple and a younger couple who stop by for a drink. Vanita Rae Smith directs.

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7 and 14 at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Tickets are $6 at the door. 438-4480.

"Little Women," the Louisa May Alcott heart-warmer about four daughters who adjust to life after their father has left for the Civil War, will be staged by the Sacred Hearts Thespian Troupe. The adaptation by Kristin Laurence is co-directed by Lloyd and Margaret Wood.

  • 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. March 5-6 at Sacred Hearts Academy auditorium, on campus at 3253 Wai'alae Ave. Tickets are $3 at the door. 734-5058.

"Guys and Dolls," the evergreen musical based on a Damon Runyon story, is Iolani School's spring production. It's the tale of charismatic gamblers in New York City: Nathan Detroit bets Sky Masterson that Masterson can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him.

  • 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. March 5-6 at the Hawai'i Theatre. Tickets are $8. 528-0506.