Ulalena at the Maui Theatre
Enjoy fine dining at either Ruth's Chris or the Lahaina Grill, then go next door to the Maui Theatre to see 'Ulalena - traditional Butoh theatre 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 filagree 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 story tellers.
VIP seating includes one beverage and an after show experiene with the 'Ulalena cast and crew. Book tickets online in advance or call for assistance with reservations and group bookings.
May through September, buy 1 adult ticket and get 1 child ticket FREE!
Ruth's Chris Dinner Menu
Choice of Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Steak House Salad
Choice of Entree
- Fresh Island Fish
- Chef's daily special
- Petite Filet
- The most tender cut of corn-fed MIdwestern beef, broiled expertly to melt in your mouth.
- Stuffed Chicken
- Oven roasted free-range double chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese and serve with lemon butter.
Choice of Accompaniment
- Creamed Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes or Steamed White Rice
Choice of Dessert
- Ice Cream
- Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
- Chef's Vegetarian Delight
- Broccoli, Broiled Island Tomato, Grilled Asparagus and Sauteed Mushrooms
Dinner is accompanied by a glass of house wine, draft beer or soft beverage (unlimited refills on soft drink).
Standard Children's Menu
- Chicken Tenders
- Served with Mashed Potatoes
- Ruth's Mini Burger
- Served with French Fries
- Macaroni and Cheese
Children's menu selection includes ice cream and a soft drink.
Upgrade Children's Menu
Choice of Entree
- Mini Ruth's Famous Filet
- Broiled expertly to a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness
- Island Fresh Fish
- Your server will describe the fresh fish our Chef has selected for you.
- Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Roasted half chicken breast stuffed with garlic herb cheese and served with lemon thyme butter.
- Baked Ziti & Cheese
- Baked Ziti Pasta with a melted three cheese topping
Choice of Accompaniment
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes, French Fries or Rice
Dinner is accompanied by a soft beverage.
Lahaina Grill Dinner Menu
- Kula Mixed Greens
- Southwestern vinaigrette dressing and crumbled feta cheese
- Certified angus beef double cut braised short ribs
- Herbed mashed potatoes, organic honey-chipotle demi-glace
- Sautéed line caught local mahi mahi
- Kula spinach, herbed mashed potatoes, gorgonzola, pancetta and chardonnay beurre blanc
- Oven roasted shelton farms all natural chicken breast
- Filled with hamakua mushrooms, braised fuji apples, kula spinach, smoked mozzarella, wrapped in crisp pancetta with tomato risotto, madeira wine jus
- Triple Berry Pie - A signature dessert as seen in the July issue of Bon Appetit magazine, this luscious combination of raspberries, blueberries and black currants rest on a cloud of whipped cream.
- Road to Hana - Layers of Hawaiian vintage chocolate cake, chocolate sour cream mousse and macadamia nut caramel
(choice of one
- Glass of house white or red wine
- House beer selection
- Soft drink
- House blend of Kaanapali coffee or selection of tea forte
David Paul's Island Grill Dinner Menu
- Cold or Hot Soup
- Watermelon Gazpacho - cool and refreshing lightly spice watermelon with jalapeno, diced peppers, onions, tomato and extra virgin olive oil
- Yukon Potato and Mushroom - puree of golden Yukon potatoes, leeks and button mushrooms with rich chicken stock, topped with truffle creme fraiche
- Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad
- David Paul's unique Caesar dressing & loose Brussels sprout leaves with crisp croutons, anchovy filen & shaved Grana Padano Parmesan cheese
- Bocconcini Carrese
- Little mouthfuls of peeled Kapalua cherry tomatoes marinated in extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and shallots with torn basil anbd truffle salt
- Butternut Squash Ravioli & Butter Poached Lobster
- Delicate roasted squash puree and mascarpone cheese filled pasta topped with butter poached shrimp, roasted cherry tomatoes, sage butter and toasted pecans
- Miso Scented Mahi Mahi
- Miso glazed Mahi Mahi, tangy sweet and sour pineapple citrus sauce & refreshing cucumber noodles
- Boneless Asian BBQ Style Short Ribs
- Slow braised Angus beef short ribs, soy based garlic, ginger, chili sauce, served with scallion mashed potatoes and stir fry of fresh vegetables
- Spicy Orange Duck
- Petaluma Farm organic duck leg, slowly braised in orange spice and duck jus, served with fried potato gnocchi, steamed baby bok choy and reduced orange duck sauce
- Dessert Tasting
- Chef's choice of two desserts
Lahaina Fish Company Dinner Menu
- Farmers Salad
- "Haiku" spring mix greens with choice of house made dressings
- Traditional Hawaiian Feast
- "Taste of Lahaina Winner" - a combination of sauteed Mahi Mahi, shrimp, scallops, Molokai sweet potato and spinach over ti leaf. Accompanied with haupia, fresh steamed vegetables and Jasmine Rice.
- Mac Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi,br> Served with a coconut ginger beurre blanc & Jasmine rice
- Slow Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus
- Hawaiian sea salt crusted Prime Rib served with caramelized Maui onion mashed potatoes, fresh steamed seasonal vegetables and horseradish cream
- "Tutu's" Teriyaki Chicken Breast
- Grilled marinated breast of chicken, topped with tropical fruit salsa and Jasmine rice
- Penne Primavera (vegetarian option)
- Penne pasta tossed in a creamy tomato garlic sauce with fresh seasonal vegetables served with garlic bread
Third Course Hawaiian Sorbet Trio
- Maui made mango, guava and lychee sorbet
- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea and Coffee
Maui Theatre is not just a theatre. 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.
Every seat maintains a sense of intimacy and interaction with the performance.
'Ulalena is a wind unique to Maui, as said in the Kumulipo, an ancient Hawaiian creation chant, as well as a red-yellow colored rain revealed by the twilight. Like a soft wind in the mist of light.
'Ulalena invites each spectator to a place of wonder. "It is often said that life is a journey, an individual voyage which does not necessarily involve change of place. One is changed by events and the passage of time." (Eugenio Barba, The Paper Canoe, A Guide to Theatre Anthropology.)
'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 is a journey where the moment to moment excitement of self-discovery is the destination.
In The Beginning...The first verse of the Kumulipo, or Hawaiian creation chant, sets the theme for the endless cycles of life. A lone man on a spiritual quest is seen carrying a ka'ai ( a woven burial casket used to hold the bones of ancient ruling chiefs) to an unknown destination. And taro, one of the food and plant staples of the Hawaiian Islands, emerges out of the ground, dancing the first breath of life.
provides the way for the first migrators from Tahiti. Navigating by the stars and following signs from birds, they pursue their vision of Pele, the volcano goddess, and her brother Kamohoali'i, the shark god. The demi-god Maui pulls the islands from the depths of the ocean.
The Mythical Forest...
A young ali'i has a vision of a Mo'o (a guardian spirit in the form of a lizard) who inhabits a waterfall. The trees in the rainforest suddenly come to life, manifesting their mana, or life-force; young men and women run playfully among them. The gods reflect upon their passions and desires while the half-hog, half-god, Kamapua'a pursues his passionate love for Pele.
Men pounding poi from fresh taro roots and women beating kapa exemplify simple village life in Hawaii. The sister of the young ali'i has a vision of the Kapa goddess while she works.
A long white tapa banner honoring the god of agriculture, Lono, announces the annual celebration of the Makahiki Harvest Festival, a time of thanksgiving, sports and taboo on war.
The European Explorer...
arrives and interrupts the climax of the Makahiki Festival. The great white sails of the ship reveal a similarity with the Lono banner. The island inhabitants vow reverence and great respect as they believe the god Lono has arrived in human form.
behind a ship sail expose the differences between two worlds and the introduction of foreign elements. After the death of King Kamehameha, the old kapu system is overthrown, resulting in conflict between the old and new ways.
The Hawaiian Monarchy...
witnesses some of the events of the nineteenth century before its downfall; immigrants from around the world are brought to work in the islands' sugar cane fields as the demand for sugar increases.
The Regenerating Forces Of Nature...
Pele, the volcano goddess, 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.
The new era of golden people face their future as the 'Ulalena rain embraces them - their essence and spirit molded into a way of life that is close to nature.
Does not include hotel or condo pick-up. Includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity. Child prices apply to ages 3 to 15. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-321-3650.