Weekend Shows: Lei Day, Spring Recital, Solo Sessions

May 2, 2014, 4:28 PM HST · Updated May 2, 4:30 PM
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Image courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Image courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

By Wendy Osher

The popular Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert, a high school musical featuring pirates, and a ballet recital are among the featured events happening as we head into the weekend.

Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert:

The annual Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert tradition takes place tonight (Friday, May 2, 2014), at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and features contemporary Hawaiian music and hula.

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Pre-show festivities include celebratory music in the courtyard, with island lei-makers on hand to complete your wardrobe for the night. Tickets prices for the concert range from: $12, $28, and $37.

“The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” King Kekaulike Musical:

The King Kekaulike “Dramaaticans” head to the high seas, for a musical entitled “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree.”

Show times are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. matinees on Sunday, from May 2-11 at the King Kekaulike Cafetorium.

The performance is directed by Chris Kepler, with a live student orchestra directed and conducted by Casey Nagata.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students, with tickets available at the door.

Jon Anderson Solo Session:

Also tonight, the MACC presents Jon Anderson, The Voice Of Yes, as part of it’s Solo Sessions series.

Anderson’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater, and features an acoustic journey through his career with storytelling, singing, some songs he wrote for Yes, and some new selections.

The acoustic solo session includes the accompaniment of guitar, mountain dulcimer, piano and ‘ukulele. Tickets range from $45 to $65.

MAPA Spring Extravaganza:

On Saturday and Sunday, the Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents its Spring Extravaganza.

The event features three shows over two days including: a “Jazz, Tap & Hip-Hop Revue” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3; “Moves” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3; and a “Ballet Recital” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.  Tickets for all seats are $15 for each show.

The weekend opens with MAPA’s annual dance recital on Saturday afternoon featuring dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in jazz, tap, Glee Club, Broadway Dance and hip hop, according to an MACC announcement.

That will be followed by a “MOVES” dance concert featuring MAPA’S top dancers, with a guest appearance by Maui’s new professional dance company “ampersand.”

 

The MAPA performances wrap up with more than 200 ballerinas performing on Sunday afternoon in a ballet recital of ““Snow White & the Seven Dwarves” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Young Creatives Student Exhibit:

The Schaefer International Gallery opens their biennial student exhibit this Sunday, May 4, 2014.

According to a MACC announcement, “the Art-Rageous Summer Program was launched in July 2013 as an opportunity for promising young visual artists of high school age to mentor with artist-in-residence Wes Bruce. Their year-long exploration and art-making efforts is the central foundation for this exhibit. In addition, teachers of Maui students in grades K-12 were invited to augment the exhibit with works produced through the classroom that communicate ideas about the touchstones of a young journey.”

The exhibit can be viewed May 4-24, and is open every day except May 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

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