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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

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Address: 878 Front St Ste B4, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1665
Phone Number: +1 808-856-7900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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'Ulalena is a world-renowned Hawaiian theatre production dedicated to...

'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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We booked this at the last minute with dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House. It was a great deal! The show was enjoyable and told us the story of the history of Hawaii. The acrobat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2014
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philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We booked this at the last minute with dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House. It was a great deal! The show was enjoyable and told us the story of the history of Hawaii. The acrobat was amazing! We all laughed at the pig scene :) The performers were all very talented and friendly to the audience during the show and... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Its a nice and pleasant enough show but have to admit I was a little bored by it.Others may like its gentle story telling. Just not my cup of tea.

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North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a beautiful production telling the history of the Hawaiian people. The members of my family rated it between 4 and 5 stars. At times, I found it a little difficult to follow what was going on and I think it would be helpful to have a booklet with some of the tales and legends written in it.

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Agoura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Be sure and read the paper you get at the door. It explains each scene, and what's going on. Great performance (if you like that sort of stuff). I personally liked the interactions with the audience (performers are sometimes off stage).

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Loved it !!!! It gives a perspective on Hawaii that is different from the usual "Luau" show. Dancers were great.. really fun to watch the musicians up on the right side of the stage..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Finding something to do that interested the whole family; 9 & 15 year old boys and 12 year girl plus mom, dad and grandparents, isn't always easy but Ulalena captivated and entertained us all! There's humor, drama, history and love in this show. I true feast for the eyes and ears! I listen to the CD at home and the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

A beautiful and continuously entertaining show! Loved the story of the Polynesian people. A must see if you in Maui! We saw this show in 2000 and still listen to our cd with fond memories of our visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Agree wholly that narration was too limited and haphazard. A few hours work by a real writer or historian could make this a great show. Real dance and vocal talent is squandered in weak storytelling method.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Although the modern dance type performances were very good, the show needed narration and was difficult to understand. The music and dancing are not traditional Polynesian. They are more of a modern-dance performance. I had hoped that the show would feature more traditional Hawaiian music and dance. The acrobatic performer was the star of the show, but I would disappointed... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Native actors with authentic music. Within minutes, you forget where you are and become one with the performance. Professional in every way. Could have been on Broadway. Everyone leaves with just amazement in their eyes.

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