Gridiron 2019: This Is Not A Drill
Aug. 29-31, 2019 at Diamond Head Theatre

Our news-junkie writers, cast and crew can't make this stuff up fast enough!

Ripped from the headlines since the last show in 2017, you'll find songs and sketches about the false Missile Alert and politicians-including Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono, Ed Case, David Ige- and the Kealohas. No one is safe when Honolulu's newspaper, magazine, radio, television, stage folks and alumni gather at the Diamond Head Theatre for four fully produced shows on Aug. 29-31. Reserved seating is available for evening shows that run Thursday through Saturday, plus the Saturday matinee.

The Gridiron show happens every two years - the odd years. Proceeds benefit the Society of Professional Journalists' Hawaii Chapter student internships, supporting the journalists of tomorrow.

Gridiron 2019: This is Not a Drill: 8 p.m. Aug. 29, 30 and 31, one matinee show at 3 p.m. Aug. 31, at Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu'u Ave., across from Kapi'olani Community College.

There's plenty of free parking at KCC and behind the theater.


Contact Stafford Kiguchi at 694-8580 on Oahu or

TICKET SALES BEGIN AT 10 A.M. MONDAY, JULY 29 (Hawaiian Standard Time).

Please be prepared to use a computer and have your Ticketmaster account set up in advance. (Ticketmaster no longer takes orders by phone.)

ONLINE: Purchase tickets from 10 a.m. (HST) on July 29 at:, where you can also view an interactive theater seating chart (Find the Gridiron ticket page by searching for "Gridiron" or "Diamond Head Theatre." Or you can visit: and click on "Get Info" for the show you want.

Accessible seating (along with companion seating) is available on a first-come first-served basis by emailing with show preference, number of companion seats (up to 2) and a phone number (after 10 a.m. July 29).

Tickets are $70 for super good seats and $50 for really good seats. Fees charged by Ticketmaster are: $5.50 per ticket for $50 tickets, $7.50 per ticket for $70 tickets, $4.15 per order-processing fee and a 3% credit card fee. (TicketFast is FREE, but mail delivery costs $3.50.)

Will-call pickup at the theater will be available until curtain time.

Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Presale tickets are available to members of the SPJ-Hawaii Chapter and Gridiron cast and crew.

Tickets are not tax-deductible. SPJ-Hawaii is a 501(c)6 organization.



For more information: or email
Call (808) 352-4468.


Anna Gomes
Ashley Nagaoka
Ben. Gutierrez
Beth-Ann Kozlovich
Bill Sage IV
Cathy Foy
Chad Blair
Chance Gusukuma
Christine Strobel
Colette Fox
Donalyn Dela Cruz
Eleni Gill
Garett Kamemoto
Gordon Y.K. Pang
Howard Dicus
Jason Kasamoto
Jenn Boneza
Jennifer Pang
Jill Kuramoto
Jocelyn Cua-Racoma
Jodi Leong
Keoki Kerr
Kerry Yoshida
Kyle Funasaki
Lance Rae
Lisa Kubota
Mahealani Richardson
Mahlon Moore
Maleko McDonnell
Malika Dudley
Moani Wright-Van Alst
Paul Drewes
Ryan Kalei Tsuji
Robbie Dingeman
Sara Mattison
Shannon Winpenny
Suzanne Sasaki
Terri Inefuku
Tracy Larrua
Vicki Viotti

* Scheduled to appear/some on video!

A Whole Slew Of People From Hawaii's Print And Broadcast Media!

Director: Kimee Balmilero
Musical Directors: Roslyn Catracchia, Phil Hidalgo, Maika'i Nash
Choreographers: Kimee Balmilero, Don Farmer, Anna Gomes
Deputy Minister of Direction: Don Farmer
Technical Director: Theresa Riedman
Artistic Directors: Robbie Dingeman, Keoki Kerr