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Ulalena by Maui Theatre
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$75.00*
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Ulalena Show at Maui Theatre
Ranked #5 of 17 Concerts & Shows in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed May 1, 2013

First, this IS NOT a Cirque de Soleil performance. As a mature, active male, somewhat unappreciative of performing arts, I, unlike my child, wife, and cousins, squirmingly endured this, taking one for the team. My cousins have seen this 27 times, making it mandatory for their guests. The performances vary and evolve over the years and a few original cast members remain. The post show meeting the cast was enjoyed by many. Having experienced other formats of Hawaiian cultural presentations, eg. luaus, film, I would have enjoyed a total Cirque de Soleil performance or gone snorkeling. Expensive, but obviously worth it for well-rounded individuals.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ulalena is not an ordinary show, it is quite unusual and they sing in Hawaiian Language
They have a band- music is fascinating, the content of the musical is the history of Hawaiian people. Their music and moves are quite different from what europeans or north americans are used too, so be open minded.
A couple of housekeeping things- parking is one block away, behind Hard rock cafe, you take a ticket, they will validate at the entrance to the theatre.Come at least 30 min before the show-parking is limited. The theater is not very big, you can have a good view even from the last row, if willing to save $$ - last 2 rows-they call it standard seating-is quite all right. you can also save if you book directly on their web- site, canadian credit card holders will have to call the theater directly as web site accepts only US cards, but they will still honour web price over the phone. Some people brought very young children to the show- not a good idea, the music gets lowd at time, the kids get scared and start screaming :(
Overall, interesting show

1  Thank torontasha
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you like musicals and want to learn about Hawaii’s history, don’t miss this beautiful performance. We bought VIP ticket and were delighted to meet the cast after the representation.

Thank Sylvie M
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I really enjoyed the performance - it offers a glimpse into Maui's history and mythology, with drama and dance, Hawaiian song and chant. Not sure I would compare it to Cirque de Soleil as some others say, at least not the show I saw five years ago. 'Ulalena was very well done.

Ours was a special matinee performance for Maui students - what a field trip!

Thank mauioceanview
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I was lucky enough to win a ticket to Ulalena at our hotels orientation morning so we only had to buy 1 ticket. We were seated in the very back row in standard seating but the theater is not large, i actually thought our seats were fantastic. We got a great overall view of the show.
The performance was excellent. The sets and costumes were beautiful and the ribbon and hoop sections were a real highlight.

Thank missaj26
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