There is a wind and rain particular to Maui that rises at twilight. It whispers of other places and times, both mythical and real. Hopeful and cleansing, it blows between daylight and night, between times and worlds. The ancient Hawaiian name for this wind is ‘Ulalena.
‘Ulalena is also the name of an unparalleled Hawaiian production that has shared the rich cultural history of Maui and its people for 14 years. The show depicts the islands' history through authentic Hawaiian music, dance and over 100 instruments played live—all masterfully portrayed in a dynamic, colorful, emotional, and entertaining theatrical performance.
A family-friendly and award-winning show, ‘Ulalena blends traditional theatre with acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Together, the rich costumes, lighting and stage effects transform Maui Theatre into an intimate oasis. You’ll be swept away on the same journey as the Hawaiian people—from the creation of the islands to the early island explorers. You’ll visit volcanoes, vast oceans and primeval rainforests while meeting the Gods who rule each. Expect to be mesmerized by ‘Ulalena from beginning to end.