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Joji Yoshida
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Friday - June 02, 2006
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Sean Jones plays Jean-Michel in the DHT production ‘La Cage Aux Folles’
Sean Jones plays Jean-
Michel in the DHT
production ‘La Cage
Aux Folles’

One of the brightest young talent in years to emerge is Sean Jones, currently a sophomore at Mid-Pac Institute which is known as the training ground for actors. He’s in the production of La Cage Aux Folles at Diamond Head Theatre directed by John Rampage. Sean plays the role of “Jean-Michel,” the son of the lead character “Georges” played by Laurence Paxton. The play is about two flamboyantly gay nightclub owners in ritzy St. Tropez, France. Randl Ask plays the dual part of “Albin” and “Zaza.” The musical features an excellent lineup of theatrical talent: Maile Krienke, Richard Aadland, Twan Matthews, Louise South, Justin Fatz, Shari Lynn, Andrew Sakaguchi, Tony Young and Don Richards. The movie version, The Birdcage , starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Sean starred in Valtor the Great Vs. The Universe by Gerard Elmore at the 2006 Hawaii International Film Festival. Sean is one of the rare breed of actors who can also sing and dance very well. He’s looking forward to a busy summer of more auditions. Break a leg, as they say in show biz ...


Anne Mata is conducting a search for the 2007 Miss East Oahu and Miss Kahala Scholarship Pageant contestants. The event will be held Sept. 23. This is a preliminary pageant to qualify for the 2007 Miss Hawaii pageant. Contestants must be 17 to 24 years old, single, never been married and a U.S. citizen. Many pageant competitors also use the experience to advance their modeling or acting career. This could be the key to unlock doors of opportunities. Interested young ladies can contact Anne at Pageant Productions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Miss 2006 East Oahu Natasha Akau and Miss 2006 Kahala Nicole Cabral will be competing in the 2006 Miss Hawaii Pageant. The venue is at the Hilton Hawaiian Village June 6. Current Miss Hawaii Malika Dudley will be passing her crown to another gorgeous lady that evening ...


Originally from the Windy City of Chicago is actress Jean Simon. Her first TV credit in 1983 was “Da girl who falls down at da party” in KGMB’s Pidgin To Da Max show. She’s an alumna of Northeastern Illinois University. She studied acting with Wayne Ward, Charles Peck, Dick Kindelon and Jack Hogan. Jean loves to hang out at the famous Wailana Coffee House on Ala Moana Boulevard. Her credits include Magnum P.I., Eight Is Enough, Picture Bride, One West Waikiki, Murder She Wrote, Fantasy Island, Hawaii 5-0. Jean most recently worked on You, Me and Dupree , starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas which is slated to open this summer. Her recreation time is spent practicing kickboxing with instructor Hugh Bennett. Next up for Jean is hopefully a juicy part on hit series Lost when it returns in September ...

Robert Olague, Patricia Gillespie and Peter Britos at the 2006 Hawaii Student Film Festival
Robert Olague, Patricia Gillespie and Peter Britos at
the 2006 Hawaii Student Film Festival

Congratulations to Patricia Gillespie, who accepted the “video teacher of the year” award at the 2006 Hawaii Student Film Festival. Presenting the plaque was Robert Olague and Peter Britos. She has a master’s degree in theatre education from Boston University and currently teaches video production at the Kamehameha Schools. She developed the media program at the school beginning in the late ‘80s. Her all-time favorite movie is Year of Living Dangerously starring Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. Patricia was a member of the Peace Corps during the ‘60s when the story actually takes place. She recently won the Best DVD at the Hawaii Music Festival for They Call Her Lady Fingers, The Betty Loo Taylor Story. The documentary also garnered the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival’s Blockbuster Video Audience Award. Patricia’s husband, Sam Polson, produced the film with her. Soon she’s jetting to Tinseltown for several power meetings, then off to New York to catch some Broadway shows ...

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