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Ulalena by Maui Theatre
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Ulalena Show at Maui Theatre
Ranked #4 of 19 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
British Columbia
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Six of us incudling a 6 year old and 4 year old attended Ulalena. We were all fascinated by the show and enjoyed it very much. The two children were riveted (I thought my 4 year old grandson would fall asleep but he said he thought it was cool) so I would definetly recommend it for all ages. The music was all live and it was so good we thought it was pre-recorded but evertime we looked up to the band they were playing the instruments. Everyone had a favorite part (mine was the lava flow), my husband the fish. This group should be very proud of their performance...well done!

Visited March 2013
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Madera, California
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247 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good interpretation of the Islands History”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

When we were there our daughter took us. She lives in Lahaina, so she likes to take visitors to special places. This was no exception. I knew very little about the islands history, and this play tells the story quite vividly. I would recommend it to everyone.

Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent productionq”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

An amazing use of set design and flexibility.... very talented cast and a very nice story of the peoples of Hawaii

Visited March 2013
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Dewey, Arizona
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322 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Great show”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We did a dinner show. This included your choice of about 3-4 places then front row seating. We ate at the Lahaina Fish Co. and then went to the show. The show is about the history of the Hawaiian culture but in dance with a few acrobatics. It's not like going to Cirque de Soleil but is worth seeing. The 3 piece band is incredible. If you go, turn and look to the right and watch how these guys make the sounds they do. Truley amazing.

Visited February 2013
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UlalenaMaui, Cast Member at Ulalena by Maui Theatre, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Aloha Larry! Thank you for taking the time on your Maui vacation to see ‘Ulalena. We are so glad you enjoyed it and we appreciate you sharing the positive review. People love ‘Ulalena for so many different reasons and the band is definitely one of them. Our team of musicians plays over 70 instruments throughout the show, many of them native to Hawaii. Because of this (and many other elements), you could see the show over and over again and experience something different every time! Again, thank you for visiting and please come see us again soon.
Kalapana (musician in ‘Ulalena)
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Exquisite authenticity and performance”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Last night My family and I , including our 5 month old grand daughter, attended the Ulalena dance performance depicting the history and culture of Maui. This is without exception the very best performance on the island, the performers are exceptionally talented! Their passion and commitment to reveal the history of their people and the values of Hawaiians was undeniable. The baby enjoyed the show just as much as we did, watching every move with complete undivided attention, which is to say a lot for the performance! If you have to re arrange everything to see this show, do it!

Visited March 2013
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