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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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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Antelope, Ca
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great seats. Engaging story, stunning dancers, wonderful musicians. Excellent performance, costumes and atmosphere, very good actors and music. It was very touching and is a wonderful way to get to know the Hawaiian history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

This was my fourth trip to Maui and I have wanted to see this show for a while now. I purchased the soundtrack over a year ago and listen to it often. My wife was not as excited about going as I was but by the end of the show she was in tears. Needless to say we both loved... More

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I love this show the first time I went I went with my mom, we loved it! We cried, laughed, we truly enjoyed the show! I went again with my mother in law and again enjoyed the show! I feel like this a must when visiting Maui. I went to a show on Oahu "the breath of life" and nothing... More

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing performers, small troupe of about 20 people put on a great show full of emotions and music. Vibrant colors, personal up close feeling from the performers. Took pictures with us afterwards.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Have seen it 3 times and will go again. Done by the Quebec company Cirque du Soleil. I love their shows especially this one and "O" in Las Vegas. Take your whole family, for sure.

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