'Ulalena Show in Maui, HI

Maui Theatre878 Front Street Suite B4Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

‘Ulalena is an exhilarating live theatrical experience staged at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina. This $9.5 million show combines original music, traditional Polynesian dance, impressive aerial and acrobatic acts, and extravagant special effects with a breathtaking story that celebrates nature, mythology, and the spirit of imagination. Guests of all ages can experience this unique Hawaii attraction to find artistic expression, human connection, and self-discovery.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lahaina, Maui Travel Experts
  • Read the program prior to the show to understand the transitions between scenes.
  • Dinner is not served but snacks and drinks are available at concession stand.
  • Show duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • No intermission.
  • The performance explores relationships between people, nature, and mythology.
  • With the purchase of Diamond Seating dinner is included and will begin at 6:30pm in the Aloha Ballroom.
  • Cameras allowed (without flash), but no video tapping.

Description

from 'Ulalena
This is a unique and compelling story of the people of Hawaii. The 'Ulalena Maui Theatre presents a theatrical experience as impressive as the story. This is not just a theater. It is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art venue built for this presentation. It employs the talents of some of Hawaii's most distinguished musicians and performers, combining live traditional Hawaiian music with 8-channel surround sound. Talk about Maui entertainment!

Every seat maintains a sense of intimacy and interaction with the performance, blended with acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Hula is combined with modern dance. Rich costumes, lighting, and stage design are woven together into a filigree of fantastic images drawn from Hawaiian legend and history, pulling the viewer out of time and into a place of wonder, experiencing with awe the spirit-filled landscape of the imagination of the ancient Hawaiian storytellers.

'Ulalena explores relationships between people, nature, and mythology. The use of metaphors integrates Hawaiian chants and dances, original music and choreography, lighting and projections to support the talents of unique performers.

'Ulalena Show Schedule
4:30 pm – Check-In for Show
5:00 pm – Show Starts
6:15 pm – Show Ends

Silver/Standard Seating is located along either side of the theatre.

Gold/Premium Seating is located in or near the middle section of the theatre.

Platinum/VIP Seating is located in the front section of the theatre and the after-show experience with cast and crew.

Diamond Seating is in the first two rows of the theatre on the right and left wings. After the show there will be a Luau dinner that will begin at 6:30pm in the Aloha Ballroom with the purchase of Diamond Seating.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Reserve Hawaii Customer
Cinebar, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Bright and FABULOUS!"
August, 2016
This is a very well chorographed and organized production. The passion and culture of Hawaii truly shines through. Highly recommend this show for any and all in the area!
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Sally Sirocky
Pacific Grove, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Brought me to tears"
July, 2016
How can a historical review in dance and song bring a pragmatic mainlander to tears? Through beautiful choreography, mesmerizing songs and aerial beauty. Presented with outstanding costumes and simple effects with fabric, percussion and props this production transported me into the lives of early Maui residents. I lived their struggles and emotions as vivid colors filled the stage and extended out into the audience. A must see. One of the highlights of my trip.
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Tip: Every seat is a good seat in this small theatre. Be on time, you don't want to miss a moment.

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Shelli Johnson
Port Orchard, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very captivating"
June, 2016
My sister in Law told me about the show and pushed to go see it. Boy am I glad I did! Ita was very moving and the music and and entertainers were fabulous!
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Tip: Just to sit back and enjoy the journey the show will take you

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Debbie Schreyer
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ulalena was amazing"
February, 2015
Very much enjoyed the cirqe du soleil style performance. The show was very entertaining; loved the puppetry with the fish as well as the boar.
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Tip: Validated parking at the maui outlet mall which is across the street from the theatre

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Teri Z
"Mesmerizing Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
We brought our young family to see Ulalena in early January 2018. Our girls were captivated by not only the show, but the music as well. The half-man, half-pig actor surely stole the show! He definitely had the girls giggling!
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P H
"talented dancers, great music, nice venue for entire family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2018 NEW
The theatre is aging but the entertainment more than makes up for the show. Talented cast of dancers, chanter, drummers, musicians. For the uninformed, it is worth looking up the story of the kumulipo and the value of Pele and the pig god Puaa. A translator of Hawaiian would make this event visitor friendlier, however millions have visited and seemed to understand the story.
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okmac
" Good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2018 NEW
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 not adjacent. They validate up to 4 hours.
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wmc2
San Francisco, California
"Not just for tourists"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2018 NEW
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 babies who attended. I enjoyed it thoroughly
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r0mihi
Tokyo
"Great show to experience the history and legends of Hawaii"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2017 NEW
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about 'Ulalena

What is the difference between Platinum, Gold and Silver Seating?
The seating is assigned as best available at the time of purchase. Diamond is rows 1-3,  Platinum is rows 4-8, Gold is rows 9-11 and Silver is rows 12. 


How long is the show?
The show is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.


How many seats does the theater have?
This is a 680 stadium style seating with top of the line light and sound equipment.


Where is ‘Ulalena located?
They are located in the Maui Theater right off of Front Street in the Old Lahaina Center next to Starbucks and Foodland.


How much is parking?
Validated parking for Maui Theatre customers is available at the Outlets of Maui, directly across the theatre on Papalaua Street. Parking spaces are marked for Maui Theatre patrons. Bring your ticket for validation when you check in for the show.


Is the show located inside or outside?
The show is located inside.


Is there a dinner served? 
With the purchase of Diamond Seating dinner is included and will begin at 6:30pm in the Aloha Ballroom.

Dinner Menu:
Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork, Barbecue Teriyaki Chicken, White Rice, Macaroni Salad, Mixed Green Salad, Dinner Roll, and Dessert.