Written by Eddie McPherson
Directed by Tina Kailiponi
Ever think what would have happened if Dorothy didn’t immediately follow the celebrated yellow brick road? Eddie McPherson takes our favorite story on a delightful detour when Dorothy is sidetracked by a farmer offering an alternate route to the wizard’s front door — in the form of a mysterious map.
Glinda the Good is furious. After all, she wants to be a storybook hero, and the story will be ruined if Dorothy doesn’t meet her three friends along the yellow brick road. Meanwhile, the Wicked Witch of the West is thrilled with the alternative route, which will rewrite the story and possibly save her from her watery fate. As the power hungry Wicked Witch of the West fights against Glinda’s dreams of fame, Dorothy discovers that the shortcut doesn’t even take her to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It takes her to the Mediocre Wizard of the South Swamp!
Cameo appearances by Hansel and Gretel, Jack and Jill, a Munchkin TV reporter and more add to the hilarity of this clever parody that’s fun for all ages.
Show dates: May 14, 15, 21, 22
Show times: Saturdays at 2:00pm and 6:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm (*Box Office opens 90 mins before show time, House opens 30 mins before show time)
Location: Historic Iao Theater – 68 N Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793
At-the-Door: Please provide a printed or digital copy (on your phone) of the barcode(s) from your email confirmation to the usher for scanning.
Parking: Parking in Wailuku is extremely LIMITED due to the municipal lot being closed for construction. We highly suggest carpooling and leaving early to find a parking space. Street parking is available on Market St and Vineyard St as well as the new community lot on Wells St. Please check the Maui County WailukuLive site for more information on the construction in Wailuku. *Please do NOT park in the stalls marked RESERVED in the lot behind the theater. Those belong to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Pono Center next to the theater and you WILL be towed.
Health and Safety protocols for Wizard of OZ: The Deleted Scene:
1. As of 3-1-22, Maui County’s Public Health Emergency Rules have been repealed. You will NOT be asked to provide a photo ID, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. After the show, ushers will open 4 exit doors to ensure an easy and expedient audience dispersal.
2. Wizard of Oz: The Deleted Scene will have a 1-seat social distancing. This means there will be 1 empty seat to the left and right of each party.
3. The Hawaii state indoor mask mandate was lifted as of March 26, 2022. While no longer a requirement, Maui OnStage highly recommends and supports wearing a face mask while inside the theater.
3. No food or beverages are allowed in the theater.
*Maui OnStage’s health and safety protocols have been set in place to comply with current County, State and Federal guidelines with the express intention to provide a safe workplace and performance venue for our staff, performers, volunteers and patrons. Any and all protocols are subject to change without notice.
*By entering the Historic Iao Theater, the Education and Youth Program studio space or by participating in a Maui OnStage or Maui OnStage Education and Youth Program event, all individuals, including staff, contractors, performers, auditionees, volunteers and patrons voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses or illnesses and agree to follow all listed protocols.
*Health and Safety Information Links:
Maui OnStage’s current Health and Safety Protocols – HERE
Maui County’s Public Health Emergency Rules Repealed (effective 3-1-22) – HERE
End of mask mandate press release – HERE
Maui County’s WailukuLive Parking info – HERE