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“Lovely restored local theatre opened in 1928” 5 of 5 stars
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Iao Theater
68 North Market St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
808-244-8680
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Wailuku
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Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Lovely restored local theatre opened in 1928”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Just saw Na Leo Lani O Maui in concert at the Spanish Mission style historic Iao Theatre. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season and this choir's passion for song and Hawaiian culture. But the best part was this restored theatre in the historic section of Wailuku. It's a small local theatre that has a theatre group (Maui Onstage) that puts on plays through out the year. I've booked tickets for next year after seeing the concert. The intimate seating make good seats anywhere and the ticket prices are a bargain for Maui! Air conditioned and some events are bookable on line, it seats about 700. Parking is VERY limited, but there is a lot across the street behind the stores that line this historic street.

Visited December 2012
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LAHAINA MAUI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always quality entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My Husband and I love the Iao Theater. I love the new very comfortable seats, since I am a well endowed lady, that is saying a lot!

Visited October 2012
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Boerne, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Five Thumbs Up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband, son, daughter-in-law and 6-year-old granddaughter attended a Thursday evening performance which all greatly enjoyed. Costuming was beautiful, performances of actors was highly polished and the music was great. The storyline kept all of us entranced and that is not easy with such a spread of ages. There was some audience participation--just enough--and one was thoroughly engaged. It was my husband's and my second time to see this having been some five years previously. We enjoyed it every bit as much this time and would go again given the opportunity. Definitely for us a highlight of our trip. Thumbs up!

Visited August 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Non Professional theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

they put on great shows even though it is an amateur company

Visited February 2012
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Virginia, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great little theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Iao had the Halloween spirit. First, a unique musical adaptation of a Poe short story was staged, and then on Halloween- The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This theater has been refurbished and has a personable group of volunteer staff. I'm glad I was able to visit.

Visited October 2011
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