He's proud to be a "Mahu From Oahu" -- no small thing, since "Mahu" is Hawaiian slang for an effeminate homosexual. Honolulu-born David Edward-Hughes will offer autobiographical musings on that theme, plus lots of well-known and rare showtunes, at his cabaret show at Thumper's Oak Room in Seattle, March 8-29. Among the composers represented are Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Jule Styne and Alan Menken.
Hughes, Playbill On-Line's Seattle correspondent, has done such previous Seattle shows as "Broadway Maladies" (1995 at the Seattle Fringe Festival) and "Styne After Styne" at Studio East. He also staged 1997's Dirty Little Showtunes at Re-bar.
Accompanying "Mahu From Oahu (Only 45 Light Years From Broadway)" on piano will be David A. Austin. The show plays at Thumper's Oka Room, 1500 East Madison. -- By David Lefkowitz