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“I was pleasantly surprised by the show”

Ulalena by Maui Theatre
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Ulalena Show at Maui Theatre
Ranked #4 of 18 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Portland, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I was pleasantly surprised by the show”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife got tickets for this show, and I went along very reluctantly (actually I was a little pouty after a long day of scuba diving). After the show, I had to eat crow - the show was very good and entertaining. We made a great evening of dinner at Kimo's then walked a couple of blocks to the show.

Visited January 2013
Thank Kris B
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Wonderful production”
Reviewed February 12, 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.

Thank LesPicker
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Kirkland, Washington
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323 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Interesting visuals, Cirque music but hard to tell what's authentic”
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.

Thank Don T
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Duncan, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“dance theatre at its best”
Reviewed February 10, 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.

Thank journeycouple
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Midlothian, Texas
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wife loved it, I really liked it”
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
Thank Brent H
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