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‘Here Come the Men’ shows to benefit Women Helping Women

By Staff | Nov 25, 2009

Pictured, from left, are Rich Davis, star of the Chippendale Calendar in 2000 before joining “Here Come the Men;” A.J. Steel, also a past Chippendale veteran; and fitness model Ricardo. Not pictured is Neo, the fourth member of the cast.

WAILUKU — A California-owned entertainment company, Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club and Casanova’s in Makawao are teaming up to bring “Here Come the Men” to the island.

The all-male dance show will donate a portion of their proceeds to Wailuku-based Women Helping Women, a charity dedicated to ending domestic violence and helping its victims.

The fully choreographed show produced by Steel Productions, a diversified multimedia and talent company, will feature the “eye-candy” and talent of four male dancers, who will appear Dec. 1 at Lahaina Civic Center and Dec. 2 at Pukalani’s Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club and Casanova’s in Makawao will hosting after-parties near the performance venues starting at 10 p.m.   

“When we heard that this show was looking for a nonprofit to support, we thought it was a great opportunity for Women Helping Women to promote some good fun while raising much-needed donations,” said Stacey Moniz, Women Helping Women director. 

“Sometimes people have the misimpression that our organization is anti-men. Far from it. What we are for is promoting peaceful and nurturing relationships, pro healthy family lives, and pro groups of friends having joyful times together. This production promises to be a very memorable and joyful time.”

Women Helping Women operates a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, advises and advocates for women seeking restraining orders, educates teens about negotiation and conflict resolution for resolving disagreements, and provides counseling.

In addition to a shelter, the group runs Women Helping Women-West Maui and a program on Lanai. 

“ ‘Here Come the Men’ is perfect for a ladies nite out party,” said Moniz, noting that spouses and all other men are welcome, too. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, and day-of-the-event tickets sell for $25. VIP tickets with preferred front section seating are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. 

Purchase tickets online at wantickets.com or in person at Women Helping Women’s office at 1935 Main St., Suite 203, in Wailuku weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Hard Rock Cafe at 900 Front St. in Lahaina; and Casanova’s at 1188 Makawao Avenue.

“We’re hoping the community will really turn out for these shows,” said Moniz. “The more people who attend, the more our organization will be helped to do its important work.”