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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

878 Front Street, Suite B-4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-856-7900
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Ranked #10 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Performances, Theaters
Owner description: 'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to telling the story of Hawaii's people. The critically acclaimed stage show... more » 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! « less
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We found out about this show from the presentation of activities at our resort and knew it was something we had to do. We love Cirque de Soliel shows and since this was co-written by the same people, we knew it was going to be a good show. Small theatre to keep it intimate. Everyone has a good seat. I... More

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Streetsboro, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The story of Hawaii is told in a very beautiful, professional program. Dancers, singers & musicians were superb. They got a standing ovation at the end. Well done!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We won a ticket at the resort and bought another. I think that is a big part of the marketing plan because the family next to us and couple behind us had the same story. If you're artsy and love interpretive dance, go. If you would rather eat worms than go to a ballet or opera, trust me, go with... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the artistic history story! Did not think the circus style performer really added anything to the show and was distracting to the story.

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Colorado
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome show with fantastic music. The choreography and story are wonderful and the musicians are just as entertaining to watch as the performers on stage. When you go, don’t park in the parking lot in front of the theatre. There are only 8 parking spaces allocated to the theater and they are always full way before the performance starts. You... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I love the passion the actors have for the show and their love of their home, Maui. I have seen this show about three times and am thinking of going again this week. I never get tired of this show.

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Hacienda Heights, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Must see to understand and appreciate history of the islands. Unique combination of cirque du soleil, the lion king and interpretive dance. Even a bit of comedy and audience participation. No bad seats in small intimate theatre.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

September 2014 was my fourth trip to Maui but I had not yet seen Ulalena. I knew about this show and actually purchased the soundtrack on iTunes the year before. The music alone is incredible. Developing an interest in Hawaiian history over the last few years I was excited to she the show on this trip. My wife went along... More

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Roseville, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Overall, I would not recommend seeing this play because the production is high school or community college level at best, except for few minutes of the Cirque du Soleil portions, which were good. Saw Ulalena on October 2, 2014 and was disappointed that the theatre did not post notices that the theatre's immovable plastic armrests were only 14" apart and... More

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Salida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wow!!! We have seen many performances over the years and this ranks right up there as one of the best! What an amazing way to learn about the rich history of the Hawaiian people. It has an artistic freedom that encompasses dance, music, drama and storytelling. Every seat in the house has a great view of the stage. The performers... More

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