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Address: 878 Front St Ste B4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1665
Phone Number: +1 808-856-7900
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

'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 music and dance

Saw the show Ulalena yesterday. The show is visually stunning The Entertainer's are quite good. The dancing was very Hawaiian as was the costumes. Highly recommend you read the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the show Ulalena yesterday. The show is visually stunning The Entertainer's are quite good. The dancing was very Hawaiian as was the costumes. Highly recommend you read the program before you watch the play so you can understand it a little better. I would not recommend the show for small children. There is not a bad seat in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interpretive dance program. Music was terrific, as was the dancing. Glad we went, but not something I would do again. I don't think young children would enjoy this. Be sure to read the scene summaries before watching, as it will help understanding the beautiful dancing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time to see Ulalena, it is well worth it. The performance gives you insight into the people of Hawaii. It's part mythical, part historical, and 100% wonderful. I would recommend reading the program prior to the show so you fully understand the scenes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought of Maui as a place to go see cultural performances...I always thought of it as a place to relax and do things outdoors, but my wife dragged me to see this and I was actually pretty impressed. The acrobatics were solid (although don't be expecting Vegas level stuff here) and the performers were passionate. I have no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that I was told that this was going to be similar to Cirque de Soleil so I had high expectations. The music was fantastic! The choreography was also good. The story line is hard to follow. The program gives detail on what is happening in each scene so I would recommend keeping that out and reading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish it was beautiful. Loved to learn about the history of Hawaii. It was so great. We went with a lot of people and everyone loved it. At the end the whole room stood for a standing ovation. So that can tell you definitely recommend for all ages. Stop there to see this play!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time watching Ulalena. Great show for all ages. Parking was not so great but the show was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like some others we weren't sure what to expect but had told good things about the show. The show is all in Hawaiian and supported by a three man band that was worth watching all by themselves. The performers take you through an artistic interpretation of Hawaiian history and they do a great job. So if you're looking for something... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know if I would like this going in, but decided it was really worth the time and money. Its done all in Hawaiian with English Narration. If you can get and read the program ahead of time, you'll understand the program better. Actors and music were just great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for more than the traditional tourist experiences, support this beautifully executed Hawaiian artistic production. The dancers, singers, musicians are great - this is not cirque du soleil but it touched us all with its moving story and music. Such a great addition to the commercial side of Hawaii that has become so dominant.

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