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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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Description: '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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Beautiful Show

..by great performers. I was skeptical, but enjoyed it from beginning to end. Some people may not have noticed that all the live instrumental music was done by 3 guys trading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

..by great performers. I was skeptical, but enjoyed it from beginning to end. Some people may not have noticed that all the live instrumental music was done by 3 guys trading instruments in the wings. A good intro to Hawaiian culture for some visitors, and I liked that it was presented with pride and power. About my only complaint was... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I saw Ulalena while on our honeymoon. I admit it, I was skeptical about going and seeing this, but my wife loves broadway-type musicals, so I indulged her. I'm really glad I did! Ulalena is a great production and the performers are top notch with great talent. If in Maui, seriously, see Ulalena.

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Everett, Washington
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was such a great production. It is about the history of Hawaii told through drama, song and stories. It is a recommendation for all ages with a Wow-factor that will please even the teenagers.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The production Ulalena has a magical quality to it. Being used to West End London and New York Broadway productions, we were pleasantly surprised by this professional production. The theme revolved around the evolution of the Hawaiian people. Mythology, history, music and dance blended beautifully within the context of the Hawaiian language and chant. The music, often delivered through the... More 

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Decatur, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Local talent. 3 man orchestra, each playing multiple instruments, and vocals. Awesome drumming. Lead singer is opera class. Many women performers look like professional hula dancers, especially with their long hair down past the waist. I thought I saw some belly dancing action. Small theatre--almost all seats are good. Read the descriptive flyer before the performance so you can follow... More 

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Chugiak, Alaksa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We have visited Hawaii many times and know Native Hawaiian history well, but this was a beautiful display of a thousand years of Hawaiian culture and history in 90 minutes. The Native Hawaiian cast are talented. The musicians are amazing. The singers, especially the main female singer, have wonderful and soulful voices. We brought our 4 year old daughter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I lived on Maui after college and knew much of the history of the island, but while visiting with relatives and acting as their tour guide we decided to go see the show Ulalena. I must say this performance was spectacular!! Worth the price of the ticket if you love theater, drama and Cirque de sole type acrobatics. Very impressive... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It told a beautiful story of history, with wonderful singing, music and dance. Humor was a nice bonus. A GREAT evening.

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Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Being an annual visitor to Maui for the last 18 years we decided to take some friends to a show we had experienced several years ago and what a marvelous experience it was! This show is always evolving and improving all the time, our guests were simply delighted with the production and we have come to the conlusion that we... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Tasteful costumes, lovely dancing, voices lifted in song and chants, thundering drums; the myths of Hawaii unfold. The show lasts an hour and a half. There are snacks, drinks are sold and you can take them into the show. It's easy to have dinner afterwards. Some cast members are in the lobby to talk with afterwards. Very pleasant time to... More 

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