There have been four additions and one subtraction in the “Lilo & Stitch” cast list for Disney’s first live-action feature film, shooting here for eight weeks.

New to the cast:

  • Tia Carrere, pictured left, the island singer-actress from the original animated series, returns to play the child services character Mrs. Keoka.
  • Amy Hill, pictured right, Kumu from “Magnum P.I.,” will play Tutu, an elderly character. She is widely known for enacting motherly and grandmother characters.
  • Courtney B . Vance, pictured right below, a veteran actor on Broadway, in films and on TV,  will be Cobra Bubbles.
  • Kaipo Dudoit, pictured left, a member of Robert Cazimero’s Halau Na Kamalei O Lililehua,has been tapped to perform the David character, replacing the earlier-announced  Kahiau Machado, who dropped outfollowing a Disney internal social media audit revealing some negatives.

Maia Kealoha, of course, is the title character Lilo with Chris Sanders voicing her best buddy. Stitch, who will be a computer-generated character.

Dean Fleischer Camp will helm the project from the Chris Kekaniokalani Bright screenplay…

Mom’s the word

Mother’s Day – May 14 – offers a few splendid shows to honor all moms this year.

Among the attractions:

  • Amy Hanaiali‘i , pictured left, headlines the largest show, heralding the 25th anniversary of “Palehua,” a song she recorded with the late Willie K, from  2 p.m. May 14, at the Hawaii Theatre. Her co-stars will be Kainani Kahaunaele and her daughter; Pomaik‘ai Keawe Lyman with her daughters; Marlene Sai, and Mailani Maka‘ina‘i. Tickets are $35 to $75, available at www.hawaiitheatre.com
  • Na Leo Pilimehana’s Mother’s Day brunch concert, is slated  at 10:00 a.m. May 14 at the Hawaii Convention Center ballroom. Doors open at 10 a.m. for brunch, served from 10:30 a.m; show at noon. General admission entry, from 11:45 a.m.  Nalani Jenkins, Angela Morales, and Lehua Kalima will feature Josh Tatofi as their guest star. Tickets are $65 (general) to $110 (reserved, with brunch),  $80 for children3 to 11,  available at www.hawaiiconvention.com

Comedian Frank DeLima , pictured right, will present his Mother’s Day brunch show at 1 p.m. May 14 at Blue Note Hawaii. Premium seating is $45, loge and bar area is $25. Beverage and brunch options available. Tickets at www.bluenotehawaii.com or call (808) 777-4890. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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