Broadway Comes To Hawaii
Honolulu Restaurant Examiner
by Camilla Carboni
April 14, 2011
An evening in Hawaii has never been this lively…since the 1940’s that is!
Put on your dancing shoes, a splash of red lipstick or a bow tie, and step back in time on a must see musical dance adventure…
Beginning next week Tuesday, April 19th, a star studded Hawaii cast, lead by country music superstar, Nathan Osmond, join the ranks of musical legends on the infamous theatre stage in the glamorous Monarch Room of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki.
Perfectly fitting to this iconic resort, which was once the Rest and Recuperation base for the Pacific Military Fleet, Pacific Swing Hawaii celebrates the post war years and the intricate lives of the military. The spunk and smiles transport you back on a colorful journey, echoed by the pink walls, the classic chandeliers and the ornate Royal ambiance.
Directed and choreographed by none other than Derryl Yeager, the genius behind many Broadway productions, cast with dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and various celebrity tours, and performed to live music from the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Swing Hawaii is a Broadway class cocktail show making waves on the little island of O’ahu.
Now is your chance to experience The Royal as it was enjoyed in the glory days of the 1940’s. Begin with a 3 course dinner featuring fresh herb roasted Pier 38 fish and prime rib eye steak at the award-wining Azure Restaurant on property ($67 per person including tax and gratuity), followed by the 90 minute show ($87) and an open dance floor. Or, go all out with the VIP Dinner Show Package of $184, which includes premier seating, a photograph with Nathan Osmond and an autographed CD.
Complete with “cigarette girls” selling popcorn and candies in their veritable 1940 packaging, Pacific Swing Hawaii at The Royal Hawaiian is more than just a Broadway style musical dance spectacular - it’s an experience – don’t miss it. It’s your chance to let loose, discover or relive an era, revel in the sauve flamboyancy of those times, and celebrate music and dance for what it was truly meant to be – exuberant, feel-good fun!