Comedy tomorrow, comedy always

at Gridiron Election Deluxe Oct. 27-28


For three years, now we've been telling you to get your Gridiron tickets so you can laugh until your stomach hurts.

Gridiron 2000 Election Deluxe promises to be even funnier.

Don't wait til next year to see the wackiness.

The Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents the musical comedy show to benefit journalism student internships/scholarships and professional development.

It will start at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 at Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave., across from Kapiolani Community College (You can also park in the community college parking lot)

Honolulu's newspaper, television, radio and stage personalities will present a hilarious evening of political satire.

The show takes aim at everyone and everything in Hawaii's headlines over the past year, with songs, skits and nearly every other form of on-stage wackiness.

It would be easier to list who won't be a target of the light-hearted barbs.

There'll be songs on the City Council majority; Linda and the GOPers and Ben and the Dems; Jeremy, Mufi and Frank; the Kahapea trial; medical marijuana; Unity House; long-line fishing; UH Rainbow name and logo change; Rev. Pariante and St. Louis School; and Mazie Hirono.

The music director is longtime Diamond Head Theatre maestro Emmett Yoshioka.

The cast of print, radio and TV personalities will be joined by stage professionals — Cathy Foy, Bill Sage, Lance Rae and Rhonda

There'll also be mystery performers.


Some cast members:

Honolulu Magazine: John Heckathorn

Honolulu Advertiser: Scott Ishikawa, Robbie Dingeman and Vicki Viotti

Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Gordon Pang and Burl Burlingame

Honolulu Weekly:

John Pritchett

Radio: Mahlon Moore, Justin Cruz

KGMB-9 News: Stacy Loe, Jade Moon, Louise Kim McCoy, Kim Gennaula

KHNL News 8: Rod Antone, Jodi Leong, Darren Pai, Kim Sheree

KHON Fox 2: Bill Brennan and Donalyn Dela Cruz, Malia Mattoch

KITV 4 News: Ann Botticelli, Dan Cooke, Catherine Cruz, Ben Gutierrez and Keoki Kerr


Have any questions?

Call 524-6441, extension 24

Fax 524-8115


Mail in the inserted form by Oct. 23 to Lynette Lo Tom Communications Inc. 1001 Bishop Street, Pacific Tower #976, Honolulu, HI 96813

You will be sent a confirmation card by mail, but your tickets will not be mailed to you. Instead, the tickets will be available at Diamond Head Theatre on the evening of the performance, under your name. The box office opens at 6 p.m., two hours before show time.

Tickets are $45, $35 and $25 each, with the most expensive seats offering the best view of the stage.

Have any questions? Call 524-6441, extension 24. Fax your reservations to 524-8115 by Oct. 26.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor? Call 524-6441.

Special thanks to Lynette Lo Tom and her hard-working staff for working out many of the administrative details of the show.

Also many thanks to Stafford Kiguchi at Bank of Hawaii and others for putting out the program. Carole Tang, who works for Kiguchi, helped with advertising. Alan Tang of Olomana Marketing handled graphic design/production.Darrell Arii of Fisher & Pioneer Printers did program binding.

And of course Star-Bulletin cartoonist Corky Trinidad drew the wonderful sketch of the Gridiron show.

Seeking Hawaii chapter board members


It's that time of year again for elections — the SPJ Hawaii chapter one.

There are four directors leaving the board at the end of the year, and a slate of candidates has been formed.

In fact, there will be a contest among five candidates for four director seats. There are nine positions on the board, including the past president who does not run for election.

If you have an SPJ Hawaii chapter member you'd like to nominate, please do so at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the second-floor conference room of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Hawaii Newspaper Agency building, 605 Kapiolani Blvd.

Ask the guard to call 525-8640 to get in from outside the building.

The person nominated must be a member and must consent to the nomination before it will be accepted.

Shortly after that, the ballots will be mailed to members.

For information, call Stirling Morita at 525-8642.


Hawaii SPJ