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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

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Address: 878 Front Street, Maui Theatre, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1665
Phone Number:
+1 808-856-7900
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to...

'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to telling the story of Hawaii's people. The critically acclaimed stage show outlines the islands’ creation, transformation and rebirth by integrating ancient Hawaiian history with state-of-the-art theater technology, and stunning music, chant, dance and acrobatics. 'Ulalena speaks to the imagination and inspires the human spirit to keep the Hawaiian culture alive. An invaluable cultural experience and a must-do on Maui!

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I went with my wife to this show I am not big on drama . The show started and I thought I would be napping through this AND then things started to happen it turned out be a... read more

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Oak Park, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was tedious... Or to be nice, it was not what I was looking for. Modern interpretive dance and interpretation of the history of Hawaii. Complete with a character of a pig that acts rudely... Don't go if you want authentic Hawaiian culture, or good Hawaiian hula, or singing,,,,,

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Homer alaska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my wife to this show I am not big on drama . The show started and I thought I would be napping through this AND then things started to happen it turned out be a wonderful show . I even had to give the folks a standing ovation . Very Awesome show .

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy culture and interpretive dance, this is a good show to see. Knowing a little about the history of Hawaii helps the viewer understand the different parts of the show. The three musicians and the singers in the cast were amazing. If you really want to insure having tickets, order them ahead of your trip especially during summer... More 

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Guelph Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local island theatre explains some of the Polynesian culture and Hawaiian history. Good costumes and set. Entertaining two hours.

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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in a fantastic production to learn about Hawaiian history from ancient times till today - go and see this marvelous show by Maui Theatre. Great dancers and singers great production great show. It's a must see when visiting Maui.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing show. It is a story about the history of Hawaii. Costumes, dancing and singing were amazing. And you can't forget about the two musicians that contribute all the sound effects and music. We both highly recommend it.

1 Thank MikeNancy_in_Salem
Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see the theater fill to capacity, this is a favorite "show" of ours. There is a cd available of the music, which we play as we drive around the islands. Hawaiian myths, stories are told through traditional chants, songs and modern dance. It captivates the crowd; dramatic and exciting. Wash up from the beach, dress up... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I am a dancer myself and was in a dance-theater troupe on the mainland, but mine was more of an amateur production. Still I recognize great stagecraft when I see it. Everything about this show is well done, from the use of props, lighting, LIVE music, singing, and creativity that went into this production. There is even aerial silks, incorporated... More 

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Bostic, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I won tickets to see this production. Even if I had paid for tickets, it would have been well worth the price. ʻUlalena’s storyline and characters centers around the island of Maui, and its creation, transformation and rebirth.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had seen the show before, but was excited to take my daughter (teen). She was mesmerized by the beautiful music and dance, as well as I, even seeing the production before. This continues to be an excellent way to communicate Hawaiian history, and artistry. I would highly recommend the show to anyone interested in the culture and beauty of... More 

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