On Stage: ’101 Dalmatians,’ ‘Charge of the ‘Ai’ai’

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Theatre 260 student Malia Galindo plays 'Ai'ai in the tale "The Charge of 'Ai'ai" at Windward Community College's Paliku Theatre Friday through Feb. 23. (Courtesy Nicolas Logue)

Theatre 260 student Malia Galindo plays ‘Ai’ai in the tale “The Charge of ‘Ai’ai” at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre through Feb. 23. (Courtesy Nicolas Logue)

OPENING, AS OF FRIDAY, FEB. 14

“101 Dalmatians”: St. Francis School presents a kids’ version featuring students from kindergarten through grade 12, 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Francis School. $5. www.stfrancis-oahu.org

“The Charge of ‘Ai’ai”: Windward Community College students present a tale for youths based on the Maui story of Ku’ulakai, about a father’s legacy to his son, a battle with a mighty eel and the inception of fishing in Hawaii, written by Bishop Museum storyteller Moses Goods, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23, Paliku Theatre. $10-$15. 235-7310, etickethawaii.com

“The Vagina Monologues”: The 2014 version of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play giving voice to real women, presented by the Honolulu Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation to benefit the United Church of Christ Transition House’s survivors of domestic violence; 3 p.m. Saturday at MA’O Organic Farms in Waianae and 7 p.m. Monday at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. $15-$20. 741-4317

“Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals”: Jingju (Beijing opera) by renowned master Mei Lanfang, celebrating the achievements of the Song Dynasty family in a richly costumed spectacle of acting, combat, dance, music and song, presented in English and celebrating 50 years of jingju at Kennedy Theatre; 8 p.m. Thursday (with post-show reception), continuing through March 2, Kennedy Theatre. Free pre-show chat Feb. 22 and March 1. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets for UH-Manoa students with validated ID Feb. 27-28. $5-$25. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy

CLOSING, AS OF FRIDAY, FEB. 14

“Kardia: Equilibrium”: Multimedia dance concert about love, equality, letting go, unity, passion and sadness, with live music by Stef Muzik and the dancers of Spatial Sculptors and Cherry Blossom Cabaret, 8 p.m. Saturday at The ARTS at Marks Garage. $15-$20. fb.com/cherryblossomcabaret

“Stepping Out”: London-set comedy about a group of bumbling tap-dance students, their friendship and their perseverance, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$35. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com

“Yes, I Am: Leeward Edition”: PlayBuilders and Leeward Theatre express the local LGBT experience — hardship, love, laughter, identity and acceptance — using real stories from West Oahu collected by the cast, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 (special extended performance) at The ARTS at Marks Garage. $10-$20. playbuilders.org

PLAYING, AS OF FRIDAY, FEB. 14

“The Lion King”: Disney’s touring Broadway musical returns to Blaisdell Concert Hall, running through March 9. $33-$175. 866-870-2717, ticketmaster.com. For group (10 or more) discounts, call 593-9468. lionking.com

“Moa a Mo’i (Chicken into King)”: Popular Hawaiian legends of Umi, a commoner who became a wise and famous alii nui, as retold by Jean Charlot, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23, Kumu Kahua Theatre. $5-$20. 536-4441, kumukahua.org

“Radio Golf”: The Actors’ Group continues its annual presentation of plays from August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” with this story, set in the late 1990s, of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to be the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23, The Actors’ Group. $12-$20. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

COMING UP

“Icarus Fights the Minotaur”: Playwright Yokanaan Kearns re-imagines the Greek myth to focus on friendship, family relationships, manhood and tragedy, Feb. 21-March 8, Honolulu Theatre for Youth at Tenney Theatre. $10-$20. 839-9885, htyweb.org

“The Rocky Horror Show”: Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center presents the cult-classic rock ‘n’ roll musical, Feb. 21-March 9, Kaimuki High School Theatre. $6-$12. 733-4913, khspac.org, honoluluboxoffice.com

“Peter Rabbit and the Garden”: Interactive production with the impulsive, veggie-loving rabbit and a lesson on curiosity and responsibility for preschoolers, Feb. 22-March 8, Honolulu Theatre for Youth at Tenney Theatre. $10-$20. 839-9885, htyweb.org

“Flower Drum Song”: ‘Iolani School’s Performing Arts Department presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about matchmaking in 1950s San Francisco Chinatown, Feb. 27-March 1, Hawaii Theatre. $4-$7. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

“Battle of Will”: Gravediggers, lost girls, killers and bodyguards vie for a spot in an underworld hierarchy in this dark urban crime thriller by French playwright Laurent Gaude, presented by Windward Community College; Feb. 28-March 9, Paliku Theatre. $10-$15. For ages 17+. 235-7310, etickethawaii.com

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center presents the hit Broadway musical, March 7-16, Nanakuli High and Intermediate multipurpose cafe. $5-$13. www.nhispac.com

“Hansel and Gretel — The Real Story”: Hawaii Theatre Center presents an interactive adaptation of the German folk tale by veteran Broadway performer Peggy Anne Siegmund, March 8-9, Hawaii Theatre. (Student matinees March 5-7; call 791-1310.) $5-$10; children younger than 4 free. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

“Very Still & Hard to See”: An architect and an obake make a deal that affects life at a hotel built over the demon’s lair in this short play by Steve Yockey, March 12-16, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. $5-$18. 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy

“Rent”: The Tony Award-winning rock musical about a group of struggling young bohemians in New York’s Lower East Side, March 13-30, Manoa Valley Theatre. $20-$35. 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com

“Jazz & Barbershop”: Sounds of Aloha Chorus and quartets show, also featuring Jimmy Borges and the DeShannon Higa Big Band; two shows March 22, HawaiiTheatre. $10-$35. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

“The Wizard of Oz”: Castle Performing Arts Center presents the family classic, March 22-April 6, Bright Theatre. $10-$16. 233-5626, showtix4u.com

“Cockadoodledoo”: A meteor shower brings startling changes to a small rural town in Eric Yokomori’s surrealistic comedy, March 27-April 27, Kumu Kahua Theatre. $5-$20. 536-4441, kumukahua.org

“I Pagliacci” and “Carmina Burana”: Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Ruggero Leoncavallo’s satire of love, jealousy and death, and Carl Orff’s scenic cantata based on the medieval poems, March 28-April 1, Blaisdell Concert Hall. $29-$125. 596-7858, hawaiiopera.org

“Red”: A master abstract artist discovers that his crowning achievement could become his undoing in this drama by John Logan, March 28-April 20, The Actors’ Group. $12-$20. 722-6941, taghawaii.net

“Show Boat”: The Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical tale of love and racism that revolutionized Broadway when it debuted in 1927, March 28-April 13, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$35. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com

AUDITIONS & REHEARSALS

“The Lion King”: Disney Theatrical Productions seeks singers (age 18-35, for all roles, including Simba and Nala) and dancers (age 18-30) of all cultural backgrounds for its Broadway and North American touring productions. Singer auditions: noon Sunday. Female dancer auditions: 10 a.m. Monday. Male dancer auditions: 10 a.m. Tuesday. All auditions at Ballet Hawaii, 777 S. Hotel St. Sign-in starts 30 minutes prior. More information: 212-827-5450, lionkingcasting.com
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