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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

878 Front Street, Suite B-4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-856-7900
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$62*
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Ranked #4 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: 'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to...
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Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: '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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This show is simply fantastic. The creativity, energy and imagination offer a true insight into Hawaiian culture and history. Everything from the colorful props experienced by the audience and humor continue to entertain the audience throughout the duration of the show. The performers purely enjoy sharing their culture through song and dance with smiling faces. It's clear that they are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A great presentation conveying the creation of the islands and their peoples, told through their stories and folklore. Much like the African americans and the native americans, we learn that white capitalism destroys cultures in the name of "progress" and religion.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

An amazing Story of the islands told through extremely talented dancers and musicians...it is a MUST see...its a sensory buffet of deliciousness

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Woodlawn
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wonderful show. They now introduce each scene with a short narration so the complaints by those who didn't read the pamphlet beforehand and didn't understand what was happening should disappear. Great dancing, stage scenery, performance. Loved watching the 3 man music team playing an incredible number of varied instruments. Well worth the $.

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ulalena is Broadway and Vegas rolled into one. Talented and AUTHENTIC. Many of the cast are 'local' including one young Kapuna dedicated to sharing the Hawaiian culture as a legacy to preserve for generations that follow. This cast doesn't "know their lines"; they have the ancient Hawaiian chants and hula imbedded in their DNA. If you have the faintest interest... More 

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Aurora, CO
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Attend a performance on our last night in Maui as part of a package deal with dinner afterwards at Ruth Chris, I will review that later. The performance was good, not quite Cirque du Soleil but very close. The story line was good although all of the narrative was in Hawaiian and I could not understand exactly what they were... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a fantastic experience! We found this show by accident while browsing through a magazine. The show has been running since the mid-90's, but somehow we'd missed it on previous trips to Maui. As good as any musical theatre show on Broadway or London West End. The show follows the history of the island of Maui, set to music. A... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Seeing Ulalena leaves me ecstatic and heart-broken. It's beautiful and powerful, and life embracing.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a fabulous show which I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Maui. A truly powerful production from the moment the curtain rises. The dancers/actors do a wonderful job and the costuming and props were great also. We sat in the front row center and had no trouble seeing all of the performance. We were discouraged from getting front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We sat in second row center; what a treat! Get the best tickets you can because it money well spent. The cast is so talented; the dancing and singing is truly wonderful and the musicians will blow you away! Beautiful costumes and set/props too! Do read the program; it will help you follow the story.

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