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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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philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We booked this at the last minute with dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House. It was a great deal! The show was enjoyable and told us the story of the history of Hawaii. The acrobat was amazing! We all laughed at the pig scene :) The performers were all very talented and friendly to the audience during the show and... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Its a nice and pleasant enough show but have to admit I was a little bored by it.Others may like its gentle story telling. Just not my cup of tea.

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North Bend, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful production telling the history of the Hawaiian people. The members of my family rated it between 4 and 5 stars. At times, I found it a little difficult to follow what was going on and I think it would be helpful to have a booklet with some of the tales and legends written in it.

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Agoura, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure and read the paper you get at the door. It explains each scene, and what's going on. Great performance (if you like that sort of stuff). I personally liked the interactions with the audience (performers are sometimes off stage).

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved it !!!! It gives a perspective on Hawaii that is different from the usual "Luau" show. Dancers were great.. really fun to watch the musicians up on the right side of the stage..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Finding something to do that interested the whole family; 9 & 15 year old boys and 12 year girl plus mom, dad and grandparents, isn't always easy but Ulalena captivated and entertained us all! There's humor, drama, history and love in this show. I true feast for the eyes and ears! I listen to the CD at home and the... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A beautiful and continuously entertaining show! Loved the story of the Polynesian people. A must see if you in Maui! We saw this show in 2000 and still listen to our cd with fond memories of our visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Agree wholly that narration was too limited and haphazard. A few hours work by a real writer or historian could make this a great show. Real dance and vocal talent is squandered in weak storytelling method.

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Utah
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although the modern dance type performances were very good, the show needed narration and was difficult to understand. The music and dancing are not traditional Polynesian. They are more of a modern-dance performance. I had hoped that the show would feature more traditional Hawaiian music and dance. The acrobatic performer was the star of the show, but I would disappointed... More

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Missoula, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Native actors with authentic music. Within minutes, you forget where you are and become one with the performance. Professional in every way. Could have been on Broadway. Everyone leaves with just amazement in their eyes.

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