Tommy Dorsey Orchestra To Swing Waikoloa

July 23, 2014, 12:22 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:43 PM
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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will bring vintage swing dancing to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott’s Naupaka Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 17.

The Kahilu Theatre presentation includes live swing dancing, The Swing Sisters and vocalist Bryan Anthony — 25 musicians, singers and dancers celebrating the golden era of the ’40s, said a concert release.

“We’re headed to (Waikoloa) to make room for two dance floors and more seating,” said Tim Bostock, Kahilu Theatre Artistic and Managing Director. Bostock said it’s the first visit to the Island from a Swing Big Band since 1984 when Glenn Miller played at the Kahilu Theatre.

Bostock added that the modern Dorsey band, led by Director Terry Meyers, is “world-class talent with a strong flavor of nostalgia!”

In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands, and the concert will include original arrangements of Dorsey Hits such as “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” “Opus No.1,” “Bugle Call Rag,” “Song of India” and many Sinatra classics, the release said.


The Swing Sisters complement the show performing the greatest hits of The Andrews Sisters. An added attraction is pre-show swing dance demonstrations by the local dance group, The Hilo Hep Cats.


VIP tickets include the best seats in the house, early admission and reception on the lawn and lanai, including drinks, pupus, and pre-show entertainment. Hawaiian Swing stylist Kahulanui will perform for VIP guests.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with pupus and drinks available for purchase before and during the show. Swing dance attire is encouraged.

Tickets are $121 for VIP and $77 for A-Section, both centrally seated at tables; $42 and $32 for tickets in theatrical seating, all available at, at the Kahilu Box Office, or at 885-6868.

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