As lovers of live theatre, my husband and I discovered many years ago that Maui has an abundance of talent in this area of the arts. Our favourite venue, and home to Maui On Stage, is without a doubt the historic Iao Theatre in Wailuku.
The last production we saw was "The Sound of Music", and we were delighted by the high standard of singing, dancing, and acting as the cast recreated this timeless musical.
The program revealed that the Iao Theatre is celebrating its 80th birthday this year and just recently has undergone some fantastic changes, such as air-conditioning, new paint and a cleaner carpet. We also learned that the Maui Onstage cast volunteer on special days to help with these restoration projects. It is so wonderful that this grand old building is still in operation, with plans for more upgrades in the future.
We have come to realize over the years that the Maui Arts Community is just that, a community of people working together as a team to make great things happen.
We have heard that Maui on Stage has some great selections coming up in the remainder of 09 and into the 2010 season.
If you are a tourist on Maui or a local, you may be lucky enough to take in one of the following performances.
The Odd Couple - Sept 18.27/09
Annie - Nov 27th - Dec 13/09
To Kill a Mockingbird - Feb 26 - March 21/2010
Godspell - April 30 - May 16/2010
The Wedding Singer - July 9 - August 1/2010
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