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Ulalena at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina - Gold Seating

Ulalena at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina - Gold Seating

A trip to Hawaii is not complete without experiencing 'Ulalena at Maui Theatre. Called a “stunning theatrical sensation” by National Geographic, 'Ulalena shares the rich history of Hawaii through authentic Hawaiian music, dance and over 70 instruments played live - all masterfully portrayed in a dynamic, colorful, emotional and entertaining theatrical performance.

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Time

5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

This show does not include hotel pick-up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Gold Seating:

The Gold Seating section comprises rows 8-12 - most of the rear half of the theatre seating. These seats are located in the left, center and right sections.

The Show

‘Ulalena truly “proves there is life beyond the lu'au” (Travel + Leisure Magazine) for Maui visitors and offers a unique cultural experience. 'Ulalena’s storyline and characters center around the island of Maui and its creation, transformation and rebirth. It entertains and educates, teaching us about the creation of the Hawaiian Islands and its first Polynesian explorers, the arrival of Europeans and the struggles of the plantation era, and ali'i (rulers), kanaka (people) and akua (Gods) who played such an integral role in Hawaii’s history. Last but not least, we see how Hawaii’s people have transformed from their early beginnings. A universal story of the circle of life, it ends with the cleansing 'Ulalena rain – representing a cultural revival and renewal of the Hawaiian spirit. nd nowhere else in the world.

There is a wind and rain particular to Maui that rises at twilight. It whispers of other places and other times, both mythic and real. It blows between daylight and night, between times and worlds. It is hopeful and cleansing. The ancient Hawaiian name for this wind is ‘Ulalena.

From the beginnings of the Hawaiian civilization to the fall of the monarchy, award-winning 'Ulalena presents the history of Hawaii through the stories and legends that have lived through its ancestors.

The Islands are Born... Like the birth of the Hawaiian islands, the Kumulipo (Hawaiian creation chant) begins the endless cycle of life in ancient Hawai’i. Taro emerges from the ground signifying the first breath of life for the Hawaiian people. A lone man carrying a ka'ai (woven burial basket) is on a spiritual quest to an unknown destination to provide a final resting place for an ancient ruling chief.

The Ocean... Navigating by the stars, waves, birds and other natural resources, the first migrators voyaged to Hawaii from Tahiti. They pursue their vision of Volcano Goddess Pele and her shark-god brother, Kamohoali'i. The demigod Ma-ui pulls the islands from the sea with his fishhook.

The Mythical Forest... The young Ali‘i has a vision of lizard-Goddess Mo‘o who inhabits a waterfall. The trees in the rainforest suddenly come to life as young men and women run playfully among them. Half-man, half-pig Kamapua'a pursues his passionate love for Pele.

The Village... Men pound poi from fresh taro roots and women beat kapa (cloth made from tree/plant bark or fibers). The little sister of the young Ali‘i has a vision of the Kapa Goddess while she learns to work to the beat of simple village life in old Hawaii.

The Makahiki... A long white kapa banner honors Lono, the God of Agriculture, and announces the annual celebration of the Makahiki Harvest Festival. Makahiki is a time to give thanks to the deities for the abundance of the year and ask for a prosperous year to come. It was a time for hula, and games that tested and trained the physical and mental abilities of warriors. Work and war were forbidden during these months.

The European Explorer... The European Explorer arrives and interrupts the climax of the Makahiki Festival. The great white sails reveal a similarity to Lono’s banner. The island inhabitants pledge the highest respect as they believe their God, Lono, has arrived in human form.

Shadows... Behind a ship’s sail the differences between the two worlds are exposed while foreign elements are introduced. After the death of King Kamehameha, the old kapu system (ancient Hawaiian code of conduct, rules and regulations) is overthrown, resulting in conflict between the old and new ways.

The Hawaiian Monarchy... The nineteenth century witnesses great changes in Hawaiian political, cultural, economic and religious life. As the demand for sugar increases, immigrants from around the world are brought to work in the islands’ sugar cane fields.

The Regenerating Forces of Nature... Pele explodes, reflecting the turbulent emotions of the century. After her devastation comes a time of contemplation, where life begins again under the peaceful lunar light of Hina, the Goddess of the Moon.

REBIRTH... A New Generation of Hawaii’s People are Born - restored with hope, inspired by their ancestors and committed to celebrating their culture. Together they stand, embraced by the ‘Ulalena rain, to face their future.

This show does not include hotel pick-up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 23, 2017

Desired Time:

05:00 PM