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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

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Address: 878 Front Street, Suite B-4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-856-7900
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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A Must-Do Experience on Maui

A powerful, beautiful and evocative performance of astounding talent telling the story of Maui through song, dance and music. If you like Cirque de Soliel genre you will love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Maui, Hawaii

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A powerful, beautiful and evocative performance of astounding talent telling the story of Maui through song, dance and music. If you like Cirque de Soliel genre you will love this. I have been several times and each time I get something more out of the experience. I always bring new friends too and all have loved it.

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this was going to be a luau-like performance telling the history of Hawaii. It was something like that, maybe, only it lacked narration so that we were not able to follow their scenes. It looked more like modern dancing than Hawaiian dancing. It didn't come across as authentic to us. Many of the performers didn't look Hawaiian. In... More 

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Central New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cultural performance that offers Hawaiian music, dance and singing, plus a touch of acrobatics, interprets the history of the islands in a wonderful presentation. It reminded me of the Lion King since the very talented performers enter by coming down through the aisles in very distinctive costumes. You didn't have to use your imagination to visualize the gods, volcanos... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A different but entertaining cultural experience. Ulalena tries to capture the story of the Hawanian Islands through dance and music. The cast did a nice job and they seemed to be very proud of their performance. Might want to give it a try if you are looking for something to do some early evening.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait in line for about 10 minutes and the smell of movie theatre popcorn wasn't pleasant but I was able to order a Belvedere on the rocks (no garnish) so I was a tad hopeful/skeptical all at the same time, Well, the show was fabulous! A touching, beautiful dance interpretation of Hawaii's history was just the ticket... More 

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Sartell, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ulalena is such a moving story covering Hawaiian culture from its beginnings to the present. The costuming and music are fantastic. I first saw it billed as a Cirque du Soleil type show, of which I have seen many. It has elements of Cirque but goes way beyond to tell the story. One of the biggest highlights of our trip.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In eleven scenes the show details how Hawaii was formed and settled. It is in the Hawaiian language. The dancers are very energetic.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the music that went from soft and haunting to loud and boisterous. Wonderful dancing and trapeze work like cirque de soleil. Worth the price-especially because you got free parking. Most lots in lahina downtown charge about 8 dollars an hour. Linda k

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the theater is dated we enjoyed this performance very much. It was fantastic the live band and singing made the show enjoyable. I loved the fact that after the show the performers were in the lobby ready to talk to the audience and take pictures. If you go to only one show while in Hawaii I highly recommend... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family decided to attend this show in an effort to do more than ocean related activities while visiting Maui. I can say we all enjoyed it, including a child. It was a beautiful performance, involving music, some singing, acrobatics and dance. The theater is the only reason why I don't give a five stars review: the acoustics aren't specially... More 

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