Spectacle best describes this theatrical journey through Hawaiian myth and history — delivered with the latest high-tech magic. A series of sections dazzles the audience in unexpected ways, with chant, song, aerial acrobatics, original percussion music and spectacular costumes.
Ulalena means a twilight wind and rain peculiar to Maui, and it’s the vehicle that ties each section together. The show starts with the Hawaiian creation chant and moves on to the migrations from Tahiti, village activity, contact with Europeans, struggles between old and new ways, the Hawaiian monarchy, immigrant arrival and finally reconciliation with these diverse and often conflicting forces. The depiction of Pele is worth the ticket price.
The Maui Theatre was built especially for Ulalena and incorporates state-of-the-art light and sound systems, stage structures and comfortable seats.
Ulalena shares the Maui Theatre with Burn’n Love, a popular show about Elvis Presley. It runs later in the evening.
Note: Standard seats are the last two rows in the side section only. Premium is recommended, unless you get the VIP package with front-center seats, a complimentary cocktail and the after-show, when the cast repeats parts of the show and you can take photos. Dinner packages include a meal at a choice of three nearby restaurants, plus seating in the first seven rows, center section, or first five on the sides.