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Iolani Performing Arts Department Presents: CURTAINS

When the leading lady of a beleaguered Broadway-bound musical comedy drops dead in the middle of her opening night bows, its up to Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, chief sleuth (and musical theatre aficionado) to discover the culprit. He quickly finds that everyone has a motive and a musical number. Anyone in the theatre could be the murderer: tough-as-nails producer Carmen Bernstein, bitter director Christopher Belling, estranged writing partners Aaron Fox and Georgia Hendricks, even Frank’s love interest, wide-eyed ingénue Niki Harris. It's up to Frank to solve the crime and save the show before his final curtain falls. Boasting a dazzling musical score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the legendary team behind the hit shows Chicago and Cabaret, Curtains was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.

February 23 | 7:00 PM February 24 | 7:00 PM February 25 | 7:00 PM  
Hawaii Theatre Education Presents: MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS-Student Matinees

In an adaptation of an African archetypal folk tale, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters tells the story of two daughters, Manyara and Nyasha, who are tested as they pass through an enchanted jungle on their way to the City of Kings, where the new Prince is seeking a bride. Their very different responses to the experiences they encounter on their journey seals their respective fates. An enchanting story about the choices we make - and their consequences! Adapted by Eden Lee Murray. Directed by J.P. Tai. Student Matinees are only $5.00, and 1 teacher is free for every 20 students. To order tickets for your student group: please fill out the Student Matinee Group Reservation Form, and email the form to manuelmedina@hawaiitheatre.com or fax it to (808) 528-1675. If you need further information, please contact the Hawaii Theatre Center Box Office at (808) 528-0506. Public Performances for Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters will be on Saturday, March 4th at 1 pm, 4pm and 7pm; and Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 11am and 3pm.

February 28-March 3 9:15 AM
Hawaii Theatre Education Presents: MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS

In this adaptation of an African archetypal folk tale, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters tells the story of two daughters, Manyara and Nyasha, who are tested as they pass through an enchanted jungle on their way to the City of Kings, where the new Prince is seeking a bride. Their very different responses to the experiences they encounter on their journey seals their respective fates. An enchanting story about the choices we make - and their consequences! Adapted by Eden Lee Murray. Directed by J.P. Tai. Tickets are on sale now for all public performances.

March 04 | 1:00 PM March 04 | 4:00 PM March 04 | 7:00 PM March 05 | 11:00 AM March 05 | 3:00 PM  
Westbeth Entertainment Presents: EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE WORLD TOUR

Already one of the most celebrated comics of his generation, Eddie Izzard has also developed an equally stellar reputation as a film, television, and stage actor. Izzard is currently on his standup comedy tour, Force Majeure. Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever. Launched in March of 2013, the tour has taken Izzard to 29 countries on five continents; Hawaii Theatre Center is thrilled that with his appearance on our stage in March, it will mark his appearance in all 50 of the United States. Don't miss this consummate entertainer, star of stage and screen, live at the Hawaii Theatre Center!

March 8 8:00 PM  
Hawaii Theatre Center presents STORM LARGE

Storm Large cartwheeled out of the gutter of her checkered past, across a thousand punk rock stages, and into her infamously googled stint on a rock n' roll reality series. From there she went on to tour the world, singing in 17 different languages, and only behaving herself somewhat, with the joyful little pop orchestra Pink Martini. Ultimately, this route lead to her appearance on the stage of Carnegie Hall singing Kurt Weill with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

March 10 7:00 PM  
Hawaii Opera Theatre Presents: THREE DECEMBERS

Composed by Jake Heggie (Moby Dick), Three Decembers is based on a play by Terrence McNally, about Broadway Star, Madeline Mitchell, as she enters the twilight of her career and life. The story unfolds with Madeline, estranged from her children, sharing a secret she has kept, and over three decades hidden truths are revealed as they struggle to find their identities as part of a family and in their lives. Madeline will be performed by Frederica von Stade, who makes her HOT Debut, in what the Houston Chronicle called “the role of a lifetime” for the opera legend when she created the role in 2008. Sung in English.

March 24 | 8:00 PM March 25 | 8:00 PM March 26 | 4:00 PM  
Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents: STOMP THE ISLAND STEP SHOW 2017

The Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presents their 12th Annual “Stomp the Island” Step Show. This competition is part of a time-honored tradition, held around the U.S. (from campus/alumnae organizations and church groups, to high schools and community centers) with proceeds going toward a variety of youth college scholarships. In addition to the Step Competition this year, a variety of entertainers will take the stage to showcase their talents. Don’t miss this sensational evening of talented performers and a nail-biting competition…all for a good cause.

April 1 4:00 PM  
DIGS HAWAII PRESENTS: LAUGH NOW CRY LATER: JB SMOOVE & DONNELL RAWLINGS

JB Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. His breakout role on Curb Your Enthusiasm as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today. With special guest Donnell Rawlings, aka Ashy Larry, of MTV2 and Comedy Central fame. Tickets on sale now!

April 7 7:00 PM  
BAMP Project Presents COLBIE CAILLAT

To date, Colbie Caillat has been honored with Two Grammy Awards, has sold over 20 Million singles worldwide, and has garnered over 300 Million YouTube views. Her breakthrough hit "Bubbly" remains one of the best-selling digital tracks in history, and her multi-platinum debut Coco hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while her gold-selling sophomore set Breakthrough landed at #1. Her 2014 full-length release Gypsy Heart landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart – fueled by the strength of her now-platinum selling single “Try” who’s video has surpassed 66 Million views.

April 8 8:00 PM  
Hawaii Theatre Center presents RELEASE THE HOUNDS: AN EVENING WITH JULIAN LAGE & CHRIS ELDRIDGE | AOIFE O'DONOVAN

A night of intrepid songwriting and acoustic innovation, beginning with Aoife O’Donovan at center stage. O’Donovan draws from her catalogue of songs, played as she wrote them; with just her acoustic guitar and voice. The Washington Post describes her singing as "almost too gorgeous for its own good." Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge follow with their masterly acoustic performance typical of the virtuosic duo, known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass, and jazz. Showcasing, as The New Yorker writes, a "familiarity with the fretboard…so extravagant and capacious that they bring flourishes to this music that it simply hasn’t enjoyed before," their performance is sure to astound. The evening concludes with all three on stage together in an aural-hootenanny.

April 15 7:30 PM  
B.E.A.N. Partners Present: FUNTASTIK 4

Get ready for four of the best comedians in the Philippine entertainment…Pokwang, Pooh, Chokoleit and K Brosas, who have joined forces for a much anticipated performance in “Funtastik 4” – US Tour. They are ready to reprise their wildly successful show(s) with yet another dose of humor here in Honolulu. The quartet of laughs features Ms. K BROSAS, CHOKOLEIT, Ms. POKWANG and POOH in a grand showdown of double the fun and twice the laughter as these 4 comedians share their comedic tactics as part of their U.S. Tour.

April 21 7:30 PM  
Golden Voice and BAMP Project Present: NORAH JONES: DAY BREAKS WORLD TOUR

The Historic Hawaii Theatre is thrilled to bring iconic singer-songwriter NORAH JONES to the stage on April 26 and 27, 2017. Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing pop music of the time. Since then, Norah has sold over 45 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time Grammy-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), and Little Broken Hearts (2012)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies and Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters.

April 26 | 8:00 PM April 27 | 8:00 PM