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Dakota Horvath (left) and Tony Felicetta will bring their Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin personas to the Historic Iao Theater on Friday and Saturday. Hawaii honeymoon packages Photo courtesy the performers

When Rudner began, there were very few female comics, the two most notable being Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. Vacations to hawaii cheap I asked her to comment on how standup has changed for women over the years.


“Women are at the forefront of all comedy in general now, not just standup. Affordable vacation packages to hawaii I was in the backfront. Hawaii things to do I love Amy Schumer because she is her own person, and all the women from “SNL ” — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon. Hawaiian vacation packages for two When I started, the comics on TV were middle-aged men with these gorgeous TV wives that barely talked.”

Since her beginnings in the early 1980s, Rudner’s comedy career has led to a 14-year Las Vegas run making hers the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas with more than 2,000 shows and 1.5 million tickets sold in addition to being named Las Vegas Comedian of the Year for nine consecutive years.

“It’s funny you ask, I was approached to do a show three years ago,” she said. Hawaiian tour package “The producer offered me the part and I said, ‘Why would I do that?’ If I had been asked 10 years ago or 10 years from now, maybe I would go back to New York, but I have a teenage daughter. Travel hawaii Why do eight shows a week, the matinees, uprooting the family? But it would depend, the script would have to be really funny — if I were to do a Broadway show in the future it would probably be a one-woman show, something that would incorporate my point of view.”

Rudner did appear in the U.S. Hawaii trip for 2 premiere of “Act 3,” a play directed by her husband, Martin Bergman, last January at the Laguna Playhouse in California. Hawaii for vacation She acted opposite Charles Shaughnessy ( “The Nanny”) in “Act 3,” which depicted a couple who discover relationship flaws in the “third act” of their marriage. Vacation rentals in hawaii The playhouse was near the family’s beach house in Laguna.

“I could drive there in five minutes, so it was very convenient,” she said. Air hawaii packages “I only have three more years with my daughter before she goes off to college or somewhere I don’t want her to go, and I want to enjoy that time while I can. Hawaii family package deals Right now, I’m helping her with ‘Antigone’ for school. Discount hawaii vacation packages I’m English and Martin is math, for biology she’s on her own.”

Rudner initially left the road comic’s life to settle down in one place to raise her daughter, Mollie Bergman, who occasionally opens for her in Las Vegas.

“She’s a singer-songwriter — I’m her roadie, I carry her guitar and the sound equipment, and when she plays at cafes, Martin and I sit there to make sure no one bothers her,” Rudner said. Hawaii vacation home rentals She shared that her appearances on Maui are also a family getaway.

“I only play places that I want to go to and we travel as a family,” she said. Hawaii rentals “Mollie is 14 and she’s bringing a friend. Best hawaiian vacation spots They have their own language — they call it Hawee-ee. Cheap hawaii vacation packages for families They’ll be taking surf lessons and I get to tell jokes and have fun too. Hawaii destinations vacation She wants to do ziplining, I just tell her she needs to be 18 for most things whether it’s true or not, or I cross it out of the guidebook. All inclusive packages in hawaii Martin’s idea of water sports is shaving.”

“I enjoy snorkeling, but I always think the shark is going to come,” she shared. Trip to hawaii package deal “I went snorkeling in the Caribbean and there were all these stingrays; they’re too flappy and they come to close.”

Rudner added that she also enjoys the intimacy of the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Trip hawaii package deal “Big venues are harder — I just love the McCoy because everyone is right there and I can see their faces and connect with them.”

* Comedian Rita Rudner returns to Maui this weekend with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Great hawaii vacations Saturday in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Round trip to hawaii packages Tickets range from $40 to $65 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or by visiting www.mauiarts.org. Cheap vacation packages to hawaii for two This performance is appropriate for all ages.

John Padon presents “An Evening of Music with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin,” starring Tony Felicetta and Dakota Horvath. Cheap vacations in hawaii Felicetta and Horvath mix classic Rat Pack comedy banter along with the signature songs of Sinatra and Martin, such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “That’s Amore” and “You Make Me Feel So Young.”

Fresh off its successful run at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, “An Evening of Music with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin” is now touring internationally, and this popular show is a must-see for any Sinatra or Martin fan. Hawaii discount vacations Step back into a different era and immerse yourself in the hits from yesteryear.

* Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Vacations hawaii phone number Friday and Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Prices for hawaii vacation Tickets range from $35 to $55 and are available by calling 242-6969 or visiting www.mauionstage.com.

Maui OnStage continues its free theater series, ONO!, at 6:30 p.m. Airfare and hotel packages to hawaii Monday with an evening of short comedic and dramatic one-act plays by Christopher Durang, Harold Pinter and David Mamet, directed by Vinnie Linares.

* The free ONO! performances occur every second Monday of the month at the Historic Iao Theater. Travel package deals to hawaii For more information, visit www.mauionstage.com.

This new spoken-art work explores themes of Diaspora, colonialism, settler colonialism, hopeful decolonization and growing up in Hawaii, combining slam poetry and choreography with theater producing scenes that move from fierce to playful to thought-provoking.

“Her Bodies of Stories” was written and will be performed by local spoken-arts poet Soto and fellow performers Jocelyn Ng, Serena Simmons and Taylor.

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“The New Shanghai Circus” returns to the Castle Theater this month. Package deals hawaii The wildly popular troupe features Chinese acrobatic skills passed down from farmers and craftsmen to the current performers for dozens of generations.

Building on the traditional performances, the artists of today’s “New Shanghai Circus,” add layers of complexity, daring new techniques and spectacular stunts, thrilling audiences around the world.

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