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A Must See Theatrical Performance…Ulalena


If you’re spending time on Maui and still have some energy left in you after a day full of sight-seeing, snorkeling, and shopping, you may want to plan an evening attending Maui’s premiere theatrical performance held at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina, called Ulalena.  For over 10-years, this first-class stage production has received rave reviews from everyone who has seen it.  This is not your typical luau dinner show, but a full blown, professional theatrical show that would hold its own in Vegas or Broadway!  But, this uniquely Hawaiian live performance can only be seen at the 680-seat Maui Theatre.



  • “Voted ‘Best Way to Learn About Maui’” –Maui Magazine
  • “It truly represents our oral history, which totally will entrance the viewer with
    the beauty of our past.” –Maui News Opinion, submitted by Hawaiian Cultural
    Advisor Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell Sr.
  • “‘Ulalena, a show about Hawaiian mythology and history, proves there’s a life
    beyond the luau.” –Travel+Leisure Magazine
  • “I go out of my way to not call ‘Ulalena (at Maui Theatre) a show. It’s theater.
    It’s art. It’s wonderful. ‘Ulalena is one of the most brilliant pieces of theater
    I’ve seen in Hawai‘i in more than 40 years.”
    –Honolulu Star Bulletin Columnist Dave Donnelly
  • “There’s nothing like it in Hawai‘i.”- Frommer’s, Maui Edition
  • “…we recommend seeing the ‘Ulalena show, a total departure from the often mindless
    “Hawaiian” productions aimed at tourists.” –The Boston Globe
  • “…the buzz of the millennium and a yardstick by which future productions are
    measured.” –Honolulu Advertiser Entertainment Columnist Wayne Harada
  • “…an evocative experience that often leaves the audience speechless. It is
    interactive, with dancers coming down the aisles, drummers and musicians in
    surprising corners, and mind-boggling stage and lighting effects that draw
    the audience in.” –Frommer’s
  • “…’Ulalena has been bringing down the house.”
    –Conde Nast Traveler
  • “Awarded ‘Best Show’ & ‘Best Attraction’”
    –Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Tickets for Ulalena are $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99.  The $79.99 VIP is for seating in the first 7-rows center or first 5-rows side wings and includes a 20-minute behind the scenes session with the cast.  Children 6-12 are $30 less per ticket.

Given the theatre’s 8-channel, 20-speaker, state-of-the-art surround sound system, you may want to pass on the standard seats and spend the extra $10-20.  Speaking of sound systems, the Maui Theatre was designed specifically with this show in mind.  Special lighting and stage hydraulics add to the special efforts that went into giving audiences a great experience.

Performances of Ulalena are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and  Friday, starting at 5:00 pm.


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