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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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Jersey Shore
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169 reviews 169 reviews
31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This was a great show to see during my visit to Maui. The story line was original, actors were great and the costumes and acrobatics were amazing. It was sort of like Cirque del Solie meets Maui. If you go to see this show, make sure you stay to the very end. The performers introduce each cast member and musicians... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

The show is a must if you're in Maui! Loved it! Would watch it over and over...even purchased the soundtrack on iTunes.

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Hertford, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This show is magical, the music and acting are wonderful. We have been to a few luaus, so we thought we would try this production instead. You won't be disappointed.

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Flushing, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Stay after the show to meet the cast. Our second time to watch the show and it was as good as five years ago.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Visiting Maui would not be complete without seeing Ulalena. After seeing it 6 times, it is still fresh, new, exciting, absolutely wonderful. The talent and dedication of each performer and musician are perfectly woven into a great performance, supporting each other and showcasing individual talents. We always enjoy sitting in the area next to the musicians and feeling the drums... More

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Orange, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We loved they way this beautifully choreograpahed show depicts the story of Hawaii. The scenery is gorgeous in it's scolors and the story is wonderfully told. I think you'll like it too.

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Los Angeles
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

My local friend was the Musical Director of the show, so after passing this up for 15 years, I finally went! Wow! Wow! Is all I can say.The show starts with this amazing trapeze like act. Hard to explain,but it's like acrobatic dancing on a robe with flowing scarfs! Fantastic!Then they pull a huge scarf over the entire audience! It's... More

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Beautiful performance/musical overview of Hawaiian history. All ages would love the mystical nature of the show and the intense musicians perched above the stage. Brings energy to a Maui visit!

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Princeton, MA
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I gave it 4 stars just because it doesn't quite get to the "Wow" factor of a Cirque du Soleil show. That being said, it is still breathtaking and definitely worth the cost of admission. I've never seen such beautiful representations of a waterfall, erupting volcano, and the moon over the ocean. It is a bright and colorful stage show... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Ulalena was a great show! I had no idea what to expect and it superceded my expectations greatly! It is almost a musical expression of old Hawaiian culture and it is beautiful! We did a package that included 2 drinks, great seats, and passes to mee the cast after the show! It is a rather large studio, so it didn't... More

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