Something for everyone

The first act is for the kids, while the second is better suited for an older crowd.

Both are jam-packed with holiday flare, fantastic costumes and high-flying acts.

“It’s so much fun to show what they can do,” said Michelle Rundbaken, of the Fly by Night Cabaret who will be singing and performing acrobatics in two shows Friday and Saturday. 

The children’s show, called The Snow Queen, will feature fairies, crazy creatures and, aptly titled, a snow queen. The 45-minute event will also invite audience participation. It’s being kept under an hour on purpose so kids can stay focused on all that’s going on around them. 

The costumes and aerial acts will be sure to keep them engaged, though. It’s a first time the group, which started two years ago, is targeting a kids audience. And what better time than the holidays?

“I really want to do children’s shows because I grew up here,” Rundbaken said, adding that the island could host more kid-friendly productions. “I would love for it to be tradition. But we’ll see how the audience is, if they enjoy it and they want more.”

The show will be 7 p.m. Friday at the All Saints’ gym, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway, in Kapaa. Tickets for adults are $10 and $7 for children 4 and older. 

But it’s not all focused on the little ones.

On Saturday, the adult-themed cabaret, Naughty or Nice, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the Lihue Parish Hall, 4340 Old Nawiliwili Road.

It’ll feature singing, dancing, airborne acts and costumes, though the characters are better suited for an adult crowd. Sexy snow flakes, a voodoo doll, naughty elves and even a drunken elf are part of the ensemble.  

“It can be a little bit more risque,” Rundbaken said. “Nothing as risque as you’d see on Oahu and the Mainland.”

To help with the festive cheer, the crowd is encouraged to dress up, whether it be naughty costumes, nice ones or in old fashioned ugly holiday sweaters.

“It definitely has a holiday feel,” Rundbaken said.

Tickets for the adult show are $25 for general admission $45 VIP seating. Tickets are available at the door, at, or at Papaya’s Natural Foods and cafe, 4-831 Kuhio Highway B-8 in Kapaa.

Info: Rundbaken, 652-5224.


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