The South Pacific dinner theater, which has been playing to
sold-out crowds at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort, has extended
its run at the property through January 2006. The Broadway musical
that inspired the hit movie filmed on Kauai, opened at the resort
in January 2004.
The colorful show includes such classic songs as “I’m Gonna Wash
That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Bali Hai,” “I’m in Love With a
Wonderful Guy” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” The theater
production is produced by the Hawaii Association of Performing Arts
(HAPA). It is directed by Gabriel Oberman and Brenda Turville, with
musical direction by Alan Van Zee. The show includes all local
talent, with over 20 cast members.
According to producer Alain Dussaud, “South Pacific has become
symbolic to Kauai and needed to return to the island. There really
are not a whole lot of family entertainment choices at night. This
combination of dinner and theatre, and Radisson’s central location,
has attracted tourists and kamaaina from all over the island.”
The three-hour dinner show takes place every Monday and
Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the resort’s Jasmine Ballroom. Priced
at $68 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under, the evening
includes a dinner buffet, one cocktail per adult and access to a
no-host bar. The show is commissionable to travel agents.
“Like theater elsewhere as in New York, this is cultural
entertainment,” said Tom Bartlett, director of sales. “People of
all ages seem to enjoy it. I hadn't seen it since Kailua High
School 40 years ago when it was done as a senior play. I enjoyed it
then and enjoy it now. It’s a very good show!”
Special Radisson Rates
Special packages at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort include
“Kauai On Wheels,” covering deluxe accommodations, compact rental
car use and daily buffet breakfast for two in the Naupaka Terrace
from $229 per night.
The hotel’s “Bed and Breakfast in Paradise” includes deluxe
accommodations and daily Naupaka Terrace buffet breakfast for two.
Through June 30, nightly rates are from $199. For July 1, rates are
$10 additional per category.
Valid through December 20, Radisson rates are based on double
occupancy. All packages include complimentary Manager’s Cocktail
Party nightly from 5-6 p.m., nightly torchlighting ceremony with
Polynesian dance show, complimentary airport shuttle service and
complimentary tennis on the hotel’s four courts.
Centrally located on Kauai’s eastern shore, the 25-acre Radisson
Kauai Beach Resort features 340 rooms, seven suites, complete
meeting and banquet facilities, three restaurants, a boutique spa
and fitness center, tennis courts and a “super pool” complex.