Show Stoppers

January 9, 2015 | By Yu Shing Ting

CabaRAE—a new cabaret and variety show experience enters Waikiki’s nighttime entertainment scene.

Waikiki welcomes the newest showroom—CabaRAe Random Acts of entertainment at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa.

The brand new 10,000-square-foot showroom features 360-degree seating around a unique circular realm measuring 8 feet in diameter and 3 feet in height. Former Cirque du Soleil director Alan Goldberg has partnered with award-winning nightlife developers RMD Group to create this enthralling “cabariety” experience.

“It’s cabaret and variety melded together,” explains Goldberg on what audiences can expect to see. “The acts are very random. We have former Cirque du Soleil performers and people from circuses. There will be aerial artists, magic, comedy, acrobatics, live singing, acrobatic pole dancing, a hula hooping Elvis … and some other surprise acts.

Goldberg’s wife, Wanda Azzario-Goldberg, who serves as artistic coordinator, is also among the performers. Considered one of the best roller-skating acts in the world, she takes the stage with Jean Pierre, and together they’re known as the Skating Willers.

There are 15 artists and approximately 12 acts in the two-hour show (including a 20-minute intermission), which runs Wednesday through Sunday nights. A preshow lounge area opens at 6 p.m., and curtains go up at 8 p.m. After the show, guests and the public are welcome to join in on the “After Party” at The Lounge at CabaRAE for a meet-and-greet with the cast. It’s open from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Hilton Hawaiian Village
[D:4 Waikiki Map]
(808) 354-0629



Light Fantastic

The world’s first 3-D pool mapping light show projects nightly—right here in Waikiki at Sheraton Waikiki’s Helumoa Playground, next to RumFire. Graphics and images created to learn about Hawai‘i’s culture and history in a unique and contemporary way are cast onto the 200,000-gallon superpool’s surface. The reflections from the 7,503-square-foot pool’s water will add an additional component to the animation—more vibrant color on the canvas. Two different light show stories are presented nightly: “Helumoa—the birth of Hawai‘i” and “Helumoa—the legendary story of Waikiki.” Some of the spectacular, projected imagery in the shows includes a display of hot lava from volcanic eruptions, the art of hula as the Hawaiian way of storytelling and the introduction of surfing in Waikiki. Shows begin every night at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., and are open to the public for viewing.

Helumoa Playground
Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
[D:7 Waikiki Map]
(808) 922-4422