Society of Seven
It’s not your imagination. Everyone in Hawaii does end up in Las Vegas. This includes the Society of Seven, one of the most famous island acts that spent more than three decades in the limelight. While there’s still a show at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, though, you might be surprised to learn it’s only a delightful facsimile. The original SOS has been performing in Vegas for years.
Well, if you’ve been hungering for the real deal, you can catch it this weekend at the Hawaii Theatre (tickets are $35-$45). They even added a third performance, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum (who were there from the beginning in 1966) will be joined by falsetto singer Hoku Low (1977), impressionist Gary Bautista (1983), saxophonist Wayne Wakai (1989), keyboardist Roy Guerzo (1992) and drummer Randy Abellar (1994).
Joining them will be “Asia’s Nightingale,” Lani Misalucha. More than a few people, particularly those tuned into the Filipino music scene, will be there just to see her.
Photo from Bally’s Las Vegas.