This Saturday, Jan. 17: Story of Hawaii Museum Benefit Concert

Join Eddie Tanaka, George Kahumoku Jr., Pu’uwai, the Mana’o Radio Orchestra and more for a special benefit concert this Saturday at the Iao Theater. With proceeds going to The Story of Hawaii Museum, concert-goers will hear original music from Tanaka’s Mystical Molokai and see the premiere of his new music video Ka Ele Ku, Molokai’s Sacred North Shore. $20. 7pm […]

This Friday, Nov. 28: ‘Elf The Musical’ at the Iao Theater

Maui OnStage presents the musical Elf this Friday, Nov. 28. Join Buddy, an orphan raised by Santa, on his journey to discovering his true identity as he braves New York City’s concrete jungle. Watch as the larger than life character reminds his family and those around him what Christmas is all about. The local cast stars Ricky Jones. […]

Wailuku Town: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


By Susan Halas As a Wailuku resident for more than 30 years and a property owner for going on 15, I’m always surprised how much I like the area and continuously dismayed that such a charming town is treated as such a step-child by local officials for decades on end. Wailuku has the nicest people, […]

This Friday, July 11: ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’

Maui OnStage’s Legally Blonde: the Musical opens this Friday. Based on Amanda Brown’s novel, Heather Hach’s book and the 2001 MGM film, Elle Woods (played by Casey Murphy Hughes), Warner Huntington III, Emmett Forrest and the girls of Delta Nu will appear in this local rendition of the law school comedy. The former Hawaiian Tropic girl […]

TONIGHT! June 9! Reading of ‘Rabbit Hole’ at Iao Theater

This month, Maui OnStage’s BET & ONO series features a book-in-hand reading of Rabbit Hole, a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Local actors will perform this dramatic story about a family trying to cope with the loss of a child and the teenager who was behind the wheel of the car that took his life. Free. 6:30pm. […]

This Friday, May 9: ‘The Miracle Worker’ at Iao Theater

Maui Onstage presents The Miracle Worker this Friday. It’s a compilation of excerpts from world renowned author and lecturer Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Miracle Worker. The play follows Keller’s life as a deaf, blind and mute person. Her life would change forever when she met her teacher and mentor Anne Sullivan. $17-$28. 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm Sundays, […]

Mayor Alan Arakawa To Wear Powdered Wig In New MauiOnstage Play

The Worthmores

Read the news enough, and you quickly find that there isn’t much difference between actors and politicians. Both make speeches, remember lines, perform before audiences and generally play roles that are often at odds with their own personalities. Usually, it’s the actors who decide to enter politics (Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, that guy […]