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Issue #213 — I Don't Want Realism, I Want Magic!

Issue #213 — I Don't Want Realism, I Want Magic!

HTS Reviews Editor Michael Donato.

HTS Reviews Editor Michael Donato.

Aloha everyone, and welcome to Issue 213 of Hitting the Stage!

First, mahalo to my fellow editors Troy and Cheyne for holding down the fort while I was away! I'm back and excited for all the theatre that's coming up, and you should be too! This week has a lot planned for all of us, and we can only hope to be captivated by its spell!

Yellowman at TAG continues to wow our reviewers and the community alike, as we have two more reviews of the production for you this week! Staff Reviewer Wil Kahele brings us Yellowman Shines at TAG, while Community Reviewer Allan Okubo brings us Yellowman: A Master Class in Acting! We're always interested in hearing what you have to say, so if you would like to submit a review, send it over to hittingthestage@gmail.com. We're excited to hear from you, our community, especially with this jam-packed week of magical theatre unfolding before us!

Opening on January 26 is Buffalo'ed at Kumu Kahua Theatre, a play steeped in Filipino and Black-American history that follows the stories of the real life cavalry team, The Buffalo Soldiers. On January 27, three plays are opening-- The Fox on the Fairway, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Twelfth Night. The Fox on the Fairway is being put on at Diamond Head Theatre, and promises a fun-filled romp with something that doesn't come up in theatre a lot-- golf! At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kennedy Theatre is putting on Shakespeare's classic, Twelfth Night, in the school's very own Campus Center Ballroom, where you can literally play out the phrase, "If music be the food of love, play on!" Finally, American classic A Streetcar Named Desire is being produced by Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT); witness the stunning transformation this tale takes at the Blaisdell Concert Hall- three performances only!

Whew, what a mouthful. I'm going to take this moment to sign off, and I hope to see you at these shows!

The University of Hawai‘i Presents ‘Loon’ by Wonderheads

The University of Hawai‘i Presents ‘Loon’ by Wonderheads

‘Yellowman’ Shines at TAG

‘Yellowman’ Shines at TAG