Kilohana Plantation's new luau show includes hula, arts, crafts
NCL America, in partnership with Kilohana Plantation and NH Productions, has opened a new luau and dinner show, "Lu'au Kalamaku," offering an entertaining cultural experience offered nowhere else in the islands.
The luau offers traditional Hawaiian games, arts and crafts lessons, a hula show and a theatrical production in addition to Hawaiian food. On the table will be lomilomi salmon, poi, taro bread and kalua pig prepared by Gaylord's Restaurant. A train ride on Kauai Plantation Railway or a vintage Clydesdale carriage ride through the plantation's 35-acre estate will be available.
NCLA renovated and upgraded the existing carriage house at Kilohana Plantation, which includes a new pavilion structure that spans the back lawn and will have the capacity to accommodate 1,000 guests. The structure ensures the show will go on even during inclement weather.
"Lu'au Kalamaku," created by NCL America in partnership with Kauai's Kilohana Plantation and NH Productions, is an elaborate luau show offering a glimpse into Hawaiian culture through games, music, dance and food.
The shows for passengers will run Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings when NCLA ships overnight in Kauai. Incentive groups, other visitors and Kauai residents will have the opportunity to book the show on alternative nights at a later date. "Lu'au Kalamaku" presents ancient and modern dances from the Tahitian, Hawaiian and American traditions.
The story was created by director, producer and performer Haunani Asing Marston and Nanea Tuttle of NH Productions. Marston, a former Miss Hawaii, recently returned to Kauai after working for four years in Washington, D.C., with Congress on homeland security issues.
The original story line, which will feature an all-Kauai cast, tells of one family's journey from Tahiti to Kauai.
"This production celebrates the inner fire and determination of ancient people who endured the separation of time and the great unknown during early migration," said Marston.