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‘The Wizard of Oz’ opens Friday

By Staff | Nov 22, 2012

The cast includes Marissa Godinez as Dorothy and Chino LaForge as the Lion. PHOTO BY JACK GRACE.

WAILUKU – On Thanksgiving weekend, join Dorothy, her little dog, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion on their adventure off to see “The Wizard of Oz.”

“The Wizard of Oz,” directed by Alexis Dascoulias, runs Nov. 23 through Dec. 9 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. The performance on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. will be a family discount night.

The play features music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and based on the 1939 MGM film.

This version, first presented in London in 1988, was adapted to follow the famous motion picture closer than any other previous adaptations.

The Maui OnStage production will feature state-of-the-art special effects never before seen at the Iao Theater and an all-local cast of adults and children.

The cast of 34 features Marissa Godinez as Dorothy, Chris Kepler as the Scarecrow, Ricky Jones as the Tin Man, Chino LaForge as the Cowardly Lion, Lisa Paulson as Glinda and Rochelle Dunning as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Don’t miss the chance to share this family classic live on stage this holiday season.

Reserved seating is available for $15 to $28. For tickets or more information, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.