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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

Address: 878 Front Street, Suite B-4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-856-7900
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Ranked #45 of 172 Activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to...
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Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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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Khao Lak, Thailand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Ulalena has an amazing cast and was a beautiful rendered modern interpretation of Hawaii's history. The stage is also used in interesting and engaging ways. For me, the music was the best part - there are 3 musicians visible the entire time, and you can see them creating the background with many different instruments. If you are interested in a... More 

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I saw Ulalena when we were in Maui. It was fantastic. It tells the story of the Hawaiian people of Maui through movement and music. Some reviewers have said it is like a Cirque du Soilel show. I wouldn't quite say that but it does have elements of it. The performers are amazing and do some fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I live on Maui and had some visitors that wanted to see Ulalena. I have to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Singing, dancing, performance art, storytelling. We all loved it including my Guest 6 year old daughter from Germany who does not speak English. I would highly recommend this show !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

This story is told with outstanding choreography, props, lighting, musicians and dancers, a must see in Maui. It deserves the highest praises and should be seen again and again!

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Makawao, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ulalena is the BEST show in all of the islands that even comes close to depicting the true history of Hawaii...An unbelievably talented cast, seriously moving, even funny, and an amazing creative way of storytelling through, dance, chanting and acting. It's a must see when visiting Maui

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Portland, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This play is lovely. Done entirely in Hawaiian but the play book tells the story, be sure to read it before the play begins, then just sit back and enjoy. The dancers are athletic and the singing is beautiful. I got teary at a certain point...very sweet!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I attended 'Ulalena the first time fifteen years ago, and we all enjoyed the performance. On our most recent visit to Maui, we decided to go to the show again, especially for the younger members of the family, and I was pleased to see how well the show has stood up over time. It is creatively beautiful... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The performance was excellent, but I have a complaint about security and privacy. We traveled to Maui for the Christmas Season. We purchased (5) tickets for my husband, son, mother-in law; father in-law and myself and were taking my in-laws to see Ulalena as a Christmas gift. There were (5) other family members that decided that they wanted to go... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A cultural story from the creation of the Islands, voyagers, monarchy,villages, European explorers arrival, and regeneration. Great performance, humour and intensity. Very creative! 1 1/2 hours. Really enjoyed it"

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Sequim
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I heard about Ulalena several times before deciding to buy tickets which was easily done online. We drove up to Lahaina and entered the theater at about 4:30. The show starts at 5:00. The seating is well arranged with good legroom and tiered so that your view is not blocked. We paid extra to get premium seats, called Platinum, close... More 

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