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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

878 Front St Ste B4, Maui Theatre, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1665
+1 808-856-7900
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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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878 Front St Ste B4, Maui Theatre, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1665
+1 808-856-7900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the show, a representation of an island story, with great music and dancing. Lots of popcorn crunching in the theater. Less than 90 minutes. But discount tickets through any of the many vendors rather than direct from the house. Parking is nearby but...More

Thank okmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to Ulalena by a local Maui resident who has seen it numerous times. It is indeed a stunning show. Live music, mostly percussion, skilled dancers and inventive choreography. It is quickly paced so is also suitable for children, although not the noisy...More

2  Thank wmc2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show is based on the legends of Hawaii. The music was beautiful, and performance was diverse and exciting. There were some kahiko (traditional hula) performances too. If you have any interest in Hawaiian music/culture/hula I definitely recommend this show.

Thank r0mihi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the December 28th performance. The show? Beautiful. The actors and musicians? Phenomenal. However, there are deliberate choices made by the theatre that completely took me out of the show. I couldn’t enjoy one single scene. 1. Popcorn and drinks are served. The sound of...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This show gave an artsy view of the story of Hawaii. Thought Most of the show was in the Hawaiian native tongue, my 5 and 7 year old had no problem following the story line. The singing, dancing and music took us to a different...More

Thank ChicksAndSalsa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a second visit to Ulalena. The performance is passionate and sincere. A moving account of colonization through interpretive dance. Recommended ++. The ‘cirque’ elements are getting a bit (very) dated, however. *They have just started offering a dinner package with Ulalena. It was terrible...sadly....More

Thank RoadTripper182186
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The show is below average, and therefore ridiculously over-priced. We were steered into attending by a hotel concierge and urged to buy premium seats in advance. Turns out we could have walked up and purchased similar seats for half the price. And that would STILL...More

Thank emmaGo6434
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The show was fun and the performers were great but when you pay $75 and someone tells you it is the Hawaiian version of Cirque du Soleil you are pretty let down when there is like one curtain dance and no other acrobatic performers. The...More

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

As a believer of maintaining culture and traditions pure through the generations, I honestly was hesitant to watch this presentation in fear that I would not enjoy it based on my beliefs. I was urged to go by a friend and I’m glad I went....More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Saw Ulalena this past week while on vacation. Show started about 25 minutes late-no reason given. Could have been to allow late comers to arrive, get their tickets and concession stand items (brutally slow). Performers, costumes and sets were very nice. However, not sure what...More

1  Thank mike h
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18 March 2016|
Response from Blanche P | Reviewed this property |
To answer the question about dinner after the Ulalena show. If you park in the Outlet lot across the St from the theatre, the theatre validates your ticket for 4 hrs. There are many nice restaurants on Front St. On trip... More
22 January 2016|
Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
We made our arrangements through the concierge at the hotel /resort. We included a dinner after the show at Ruth chris steakhouse. This was in walking distance of the theater. The dinner was excellent but a little pricey but... More
18 November 2015|
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Response from Ulalena M | Property representative |
Aloha! Depending on the child, some children really enjoy the colors, characters and music. The musicians on the balcony are also very entertaining. If you are worried about the volume of the show, please mention this to... More