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Address: 68 North Market St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 808-244-8680

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Enjoy Great Community Theater While Visiting Maui

In the quiet town of Wailuku, HI is the Historic IAO Theater. This Theater dates to 1927...and was revived in 1995 with a complete renovation and given a spot on the "National... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Plano, TX
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Plano, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In the quiet town of Wailuku, HI is the Historic IAO Theater. This Theater dates to 1927...and was revived in 1995 with a complete renovation and given a spot on the "National Register of Historic Places". While the physical theater is unique and comfortable...it is the skilled and talented local theater community that makes this a great place to visit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You'll love this place if you like Art Deco Buildings. Catch one of the local Maui theater troupes for a plus. Better plays and events than one would think.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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34 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went to see Elf-The Musical here for Christmas. First time at this historic theater - vintage, but not ornate. Enthusiastic community players that were doing their best.Live musicians in a small "pit area" provided the music. Prices started at $20 and it appeared that you could see well no matter what seat you might have in this theater. Parking is... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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110 reviews 110 reviews
9 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went to see a Maui Youth on Stage production here and had a blast. Great show, excellent venue and now I plan to always check the schedule here - it's a great place.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Natalie and I just got in the door from watching Tim Burton's Graveyard Cabaret, starring members of Maui on Stage and The Kit Kat Club. The show was absolutely fantastic! This was done using all local talent! The advertisement for the show said dress up for Hallowe'en if you like, and EVERYBODY did! The theatre may be old, but it... More 

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Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Saw Legally Blonde here last week and musical was great and we loved this historic theater! It is in old part of town and looks very "old Hawaii".

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Kihei, Hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Iao Theater has some great cmmunity Theater and they are always worth going to. We have some amazing local talent here on Maui. the Theater was also in one of those "most haunted" TV shows where they captured something on camera on the stage. Very cool. Check it out!

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Delta, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This very old theater is now home to the local thesbians and the shows that we have seen have been terrific! When ever we are in Maui we try to go to at least one performance at the Iao Theater.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Once again the Iao Theater produced a professional-like show. La Cage a Faux was marvelous. I only wish it could have had at least 10 more showings. These actors, dancers and singers are some of the most talent folks ANY WHERE. They would easily take the America's Got Talent, the Voice and Dancing with the Stars if they chose to... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great production in this beautiful old threat her built in the early 1900s.the sound is incredible there and the seats very comfortable! We really enjoyed this afternoon!

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