An update on past news

Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Cirque team is involved
in show on Maui

Question: What ever happened to Cirque du Soleil, which was to perform on Maui this summer?

Answer: "Cirque du Soleil" was never scheduled to perform on Maui. However, several former members of its creative team will mount a Maui-based spectacle, "Ulalena" July 15 at the Maui Myth & Magic Theater.

Ulalena will be the first production ever presented in the new $9.5 million, 700-seat Maui theater.

Staged with more than 20 professional Hawaii performers, Ulalena will manifest and evoke Hawaii's myths and legends through selected images, music, dance, songs, humor and acrobatics.

"To date, there has been no other on-going stage production in Hawaii presented with such technical and artistic creativity, detail and authenticity," said Roy Tokujo, president and chief executive officer of Cove Entertainment. "Our brilliant creative team, headed internationally by ARRA-Montreal and locally by master slack key guitarist Keola Beamer and historian, singer and composer Nona Beamer has developed a production we feel will become Hawaii's premier entertainment attraction."

Ulalena will have two performances nightly, five days a week.

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