Trevor Tamashiro has been named executive director at Diamond Head Theatre, succeeding Deena Dray, who retired.

Tamashiro, pictured below,   joined the staff of Hawaii’s largest and oldest community theater, and he previously performed at DHT in his younger days. Locally born and raised, he studied on the mainland and surely will bring fresh ideas and steer DHT to new heights.

He introduced himself to me last Saturday night, prior to the theater’s latest production, “The Bodyguard.” It was a sweet surprise to meet him.

He has nearly 20 years of experience and leadership in non-profits and has been working in New York prior to joining DHT in May. While he has a degree in theater arts from the University of Miami and master of science degree in non-profit management from Columbia University, he also takes pride in being a certified fund-raising exec and was the chief advancement officer of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, deputy director of Saratoga International Theatre Institute, and program director for the Drama league of New York.

So, we welcome him home and wish him the best; it’s always a charm when someone with a keen interest in theater returns to serve the community where he grew up. You don’t always have this kind of script. …

Put ‘Longs’ on your list, pronto

Kumu Kahua Theatre, the precious little downtown theater, has breaking news.

More tickets, more performances have been added to the run of Lee Cataluna’s hit comedy, “Folks You Meet at Longs,” because of popular demand. The show opened May 25 and box office was overwhelmed with demand for tickets, which sold out quickly like toilet paper during a strike.

The add-on playdates are at 7:30 p.m. June 29 and 30 and 7 p.m. July 1, plus 2 p.m. July 2.

You know the tickets will vanish swiftly, so order now, move fast, because these shows will sell out fast like TP at Longs.

Tickets: $5 to $25, at or  (808) 536-4441. ..

New Bruno Mars CD this year?

Bruno Mars, pictured below Hawaii’s prevailing superstar, evidently is putting final touches on a new album that’s likely set for release later this year.  Would surely make a great Christmas stocking gift.

According to The Sun, Mars is nearing completion of the new CD and is in talks with Live Nation to work out a plan to do yet another mammoth concert tour, to support and fuel the unnamed album.

He has yet to disappoint, with his previous solo albums and his partnership with Anderson .Paak  as the Silk Sonic duo, a secondary project that’s been a viable extension of his craft.  It’s been seven years since Mars’ “24K Magic” was issued.

“Bruno wants it to include the biggest concerts he has ever done and is keen to mount a large-scale multi-dimensional live show,” the insider said.

He still has a series of Dolby Live concerts through June at Park MGM, where he continues to wow ‘em. …

And that’s Show Biz. …


  1. Hi Wayne,

    If you talk to Bruno tell him his Auntie CLic Clic said hi. So happy for him doing another album.
    Looks like a good play about “Longs”

    Aloha Dolores!

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