Randy Rainbow (his real name) is bringing his Pink Glasses Tour to the Hawaii Theatre, for a lone performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Honolulu is the final stop of his tour of Mainland cities.
If you’re a YouTube follower of his incredibly creative and expressive parodies of political figures, you know he’s an artist extraordinaire. His parodies, particularly during the Donald Trump campaign and presidency, are mini-musical-moments of whimsy and wonderment, with Rainbow doing all elements of the process. He writes, produces, directs, costumes and clearly is a one-man trouper who knows how to fashion and mount hilarious and powerful slams. His targets include the likes of Joe Biden and a slew of GOP figures; I’ve shared his stuff on my website for years.
In his popular touring show, he can’t do multiple Rainbows in full-bloom costumes, so part of the presentation taps his library of parody gems.
Tickets range from $57.50 to $189.50, on sale at the Hawaii Theatre box office. Two tiers of VIP packages also are available for diehard fans; the $189.50 tier 1 includes premium seating, a meet-and-greet with Rainbow, early entry, and a Q&A session; the $131.50 tier 2 package includes premium seating, early entry, and an autographed copy of Rainbow’s book.
Visit www.hawaiitheatre.com or call (808) 528-0506. …
A gift pahu
Let the drumroll begin! To support wife Nani Dudoit’s launch of her Halau Kaleilehuaikealoonalani, Ho’okena leader Horace Dudoit III gifted his wife-kumu with a spanky new pahu (drum) that certainly will become a valuable addition to her halau.
Horace asked his hula brother/pal Brad Cooper to create the instrument with specific requirements, and when the pahu was pau “it turned out so beautiful that I just couldn’t wait” to give Nani the surprise gift early.
The pahu has a name, Kananinoheaokaleilehua, or Nohea for short., and it means “the lovely and handsome beauty of the lei lehua,” Horace said on a Facebook post. “It has references to all our boys and granddaughter names and the halau where Nani comes from.” …
Kumu Kahua revives ‘Las Vegas’
Kumu Kahua will revive Edward Sakamoto’s “Aloha Las Vegas” comedy beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at its downtown theater.
The play focuses on a retired widower eager to sell his Liliha home and relocate to Las Vegas, where he might live amid more affordable ease. To go or stay, that is the question.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24.
Tickets: $5 to $25, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aloha-las-vegas-tickets-338500192187 …
After the Point, a flashback of sorts, is slated at 7 p.m. Aug. 20, at the Convention Center. The evening sounds like the comeback disco and the ‘70s and ‘80s bands, since Aura and Greenwood are uniting to bring back the dreamy dancing memories of yesteryear, whether it’s slow dancing or jiving and bouncing on the dance floor. If you frequented The Point After, at the Hawaiian Regent or Rumours at the Ala Moana Hotel, you know what’s in store. For tickets, visit www.hawaiistars.com …
And that’s Show Biz. …