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Ulalena by Maui Theatre

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We saw 2 very different performances here in April, 2018. One told the origins of the Hawaiian... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
New Hampshire
Temporarily Closed

May 2018 Both Ulalena and Burnin Love are not performing Temporarily Closed, not sure for how long... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Wailuku, Hawaii
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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...more
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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 31 July 2018

We saw 2 very different performances here in April, 2018. One told the origins of the Hawaiian islands in music and dance. I was wary of this initially, but it turned out to be fairly easy to interpret, and beautifully done. We also attended an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

May 2018 Both Ulalena and Burnin Love are not performing Temporarily Closed, not sure for how long Reservations made for May 14th have been cancelled but they called to notify and gave full refund. Still picked 5 stars because it's an amazing show!! Would've been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It was my mom and I's first time in Maui, and many people, including locals told us to go see 'Ulalena! It was very captivating, insightful and emotional. It was somewhat of a "Cirque du Soleil" moment with the aerial performer, unbelievable. The actors/actresses were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ryelynng
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I just don't understand all the hype about this show. My husband & I found it boring and even confusing. It did nothing to help us understand Hawaiian culture. We thought it was a total waste of our time and money.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank EdwardD1774
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Ulalena offers many different performance styles rich with symbolism around a central theme of the history of Hawaii. Aerial performers, integrated giant puppetry (like Lion King), dance, shadow scrims, a bit of gentle audience participation to simulate rain, traditional chant and simulated fight scenes all...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank therealjenn
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Supposedly about the settlement and evolution of society of Hawaii. Actually bits of unconnected performances to show off the skills of some of the performers. Parts of Circue du Soleil - good. Group dancing - good. Some comedy - not so good. Scenes not connected....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Everyone - all ages - enjoyed it. This is the best way to see authentic Hawaiian hula dancing and culture, and the music was excellent. It was a very memorable part of our trip and It was very well done. The seating was comfortable and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to Maui since the late 60s. The show “Ulalena” started performing about 25 years ago, roughly. Over that period of time I have seen the show six or seven times, and have recommended it highly to everyone I know who is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank HappyRetiree721
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the show. It was visually very artsy and creative! Wonderful live music and crazy sound effects! I was just as mesmerized by the musicians as the performers. The few complaints I had were the lax cell phone policy and the introductions to each...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HalfpintAdventures
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We weren’t really feeling the traditional luau and this show was recommended to us by some Hawaiians. We decided to check it out and were glad we did! A very interesting and entertaining show. Come prepared with a little brush up on your Hawaiian history...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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18 March 2016|
Response from Blancheperry | 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