Ulalena by Maui Theatre

Ulalena by Maui Theatre, Lahaina: Address, Phone Number, Ulalena by Maui Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Ulalena by Maui Theatre
4.5
Luaus • Theatre & Performances
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'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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1-2 hours
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4.5
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Kathy C
Puyallup, WA13 contributions
Livid
Mar 2019
Livid because it’s one of the only authentic experiences on Maui. I’ve been coming here since a child in 1961 and it’s the only thing I had/will spend my haoli money on period. Somebody seriously dropped the ball. Taking family in August 2020 and will spend “free time at the pool and the beach.”
Written February 25, 2020
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Colin B
Highland, CA1 contribution
Why is this show closed?!?!
Jan 2019
This was my favorite experience in Maui growing up. Please bring this back. It is very rare to have a stellar show bring entertainment and education together cohesively.
Written December 12, 2019
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lwj
San Jose, CA6,885 contributions
Ulalena has CLOSED
Jul 2019 • Couples
Maui Theatre stands dark. The lights have been turned off.... both Burnin’ Love and Ulalena are no longer being performed..
It is sad to see this show close after being performed all almost 20 years in Lahaina. It was a fun and long trip.
Over the years, our family had seen this show with each other or with friends about a half dozen times.
A very good, award winning and entertaining show is now gone...
Will it be coming back? Time will tell.
Written July 31, 2019
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EdJonesSTL
Saint Louis, MO5 contributions
A treat !
Aug 2018 • Family
Very nice show and entertaining for sure.
A nice theater. Just make sure to get tickets in advance. If you are looking for something to do on an evening then this would be a treat.
Written July 21, 2019
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clnrearth
Goshen, NY21 contributions
Teaching history through a beautiful show
Aug 2018
You can't go to Maui without seeing this show. It teaches culture and a lesson for all of us to heed. I was very impressed. I only wish it was a traveling show that my students on the East coast of the mainland could experience.
Written April 28, 2019
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Doris A
Albany ca13 contributions
The best on the Island-not counting hula
Dec 2018
The best on the Island--not counting hula,
The show changes/quality always good. Dance and musi extraordinary
Written April 13, 2019
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dctourguide
New Hampshire57 contributions
Wordless Prformance
Apr 2018
We saw 2 very different performances here in April, 2018. One told the origins of the Hawaiian islands in music and dance. I was wary of this initially, but it turned out to be fairly easy to interpret, and beautifully done. We also attended an Elvis impersonation that was just plain fun. The imitator got the audience to respond, and created a great deal of positive energy. !
Written July 30, 2018
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MauiDub
Wailuku, HI19 contributions
Temporarily Closed
May 2018 • Friends
May 2018
Both Ulalena and Burnin Love are not performing
Temporarily Closed, not sure for how long

Reservations made for May 14th have been cancelled but they called to notify and gave full refund.

Still picked 5 stars because it's an amazing show!! Would've been my 4th time and my moms first, she's visiting and it's a bummer but next time!

They have kamaaina rates too
Written May 13, 2018
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Ryelynn G
7 contributions
Amazing insight on Hawaiian culture!
May 2018 • Family
It was my mom and I's first time in Maui, and many people, including locals told us to go see 'Ulalena! It was very captivating, insightful and emotional. It was somewhat of a "Cirque du Soleil" moment with the aerial performer, unbelievable. The actors/actresses were very well-rehearsed and it was very well done in general. I would recommend this show to anyone.
Written May 9, 2018
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Edward D
6 contributions
Very disappointing
Apr 2018 • Couples
I just don't understand all the hype about this show. My husband & I found it boring and even confusing. It did nothing to help us understand Hawaiian culture. We thought it was a total waste of our time and money.
Written April 30, 2018
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