Island Gentlemen

July 1, 2014 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Every performance is ladies’ night at “Na Kane – The Men of Paradise,” where fun, fantasy and a fleet of 10 chiseled charmers await. Each weekend The Men of Paradise proudly showcase choreographed hip-hop, country and Polynesian dance performances in a Las Vegas-styled, provocative (yet tasteful) production.

“We wanted to create a classy, Hawaiian-themed fantasy show for women—a sexy, fun girls’ night out that was also couples-friendly,” says David Abrams, owner/executive producer, who partnered with Alan Van Zee, owner/president, to launch “Na Kane.”

“We brought over Chippendale’s Las Vegas choreographer, Shawn Dean, and producer, Missy Cochran, to achieve our vision,” Abrams continues.

Photo: Courtesy Eugene Tanner

Photo: Courtesy Eugene Tanner

The result? Talented tux, grass skirt and headdress-clad hommes who electrify audiences with steamy, 75-80 minute routines with a touch of class. The Men of Paradise are not strippers and strongly discourage tipping. Rather, the act is amplified by the cast’s camaraderie—all local performers with eclectic backgrounds and personalities—some are highly trained Polynesian dancers; others, models, war veterans and personal trainers.

“I’m grateful we now have a show of this quality in the islands,” says Hio Pelesasa, a lead performer. “It grants us an opportunity to perform for an audience.”

Guests must be at least 18 years of age and are encouraged to arrive early to secure prime seating.

“Na Kane – The Men of Paradise” performances are held weekends. For more information about “Na Kane,” visit

“Na Kane – The Men of Paradise”
Paradise Theater, 3rd Floor Ballroom
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Ave. [C:10 Waikiki Map]
(808) 550-4444