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“Wonderful production” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ulalena by Maui Theatre

Ulalena by Maui Theatre
878 Front Street, Suite B-4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-856-7900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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“Wonderful production”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Not expecting much we booked VIP tickets ($80pp adults; $50 seniors). We were most pleasantly surprised. Very informative and entertaining. Dancers were terrific as was the live music. Great sets and costumes. At times one is not sure exactly what is happening but that allows for creative interpretation. My only suggestion is that they end on a more "up" note by acknowledging the positives gained from Statehood. All in all a must-see in Maui.

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“Interesting visuals, Cirque music but hard to tell what's authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a multi scene theatrical presentation on the history of Maui from the arrival of the first people to the current day. It is primarily presented through dance and song but there are a couple of Cirque de Soleil type acts. While it starts a bit slow, it picks up in the second half and finishes strongly.

The music is a mix of early Cirque - still the best - and percussion. The musicians are excellent playing live and against recordings.

The songs and rare speaking are in Hawaiian but the story is narrated in English and the program clearly outlines what you are seeing. It works quite well.

There were young children at our presentation and some had to leave early. While there are some very interesting visuals it isn't really a show for young kids.

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Duncan, Canada
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“dance theatre at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

This is not a live movie as some reviewers seemed to expect.
This is art.
Excellent dance, voice, and music. The waterfall interpretation by the acrobatic performer was worth the price alone. (speaking of price there are lots of discount sites once you get here so no need to pay full price)
If you enjoy good stage art you will love this.

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Midlothian, Texas
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“Wife loved it, I really liked it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Artistry and special effects were very good.........wife absolutely loved the whole show and was one of the highlights of here trip to Maui...I thought it was very good but a little slow in spots....I kept it a 5 due to their attitude and really super artistry

Visited January 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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“unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Out of the ordinary outstanding performance that I fell in love with. The performers made you feel part of the performance as they shared the Hawaiian history in a unique way.

Visited December 2012
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