GRAMMY Award-winning Reggae Superstars Sly & Robbie To Perform on Maui
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang will feature Maui favorite Marty Dread
LAHAINA, MAUI, HAWAIʻI— Maui Theatre is proud to announce the first edition of its new Music Icon Series with “A Tribute to Legends of Reggae” featuring world-renowned Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang and special guest, Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador Marty Dread. The just added Maui stop on the Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang 2016 Tour is for one-night only, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Maui Theatre in Lahaina at 8pm.
Maui Theatre Music Icon Series Presents: A Tribute to Legends of Reggae will also celebrate the release of Marty Dread’s brand new CD, Marty Dread – Icon Series Volume 1. The CD will only be available at Maui Theatre and the first 50 people who purchase tickets to the concert will receive an autographed copy of Marty Dread’s exclusive new release.
Tickets start at $40 for General Admission. Limited VIP Packages are available for $80 and include an exclusive meet-and-greet with Sly & Robbie and Marty Dread, a copy of Marty Dread – Icon Series Volume 1, seating in the first two rows of the theatre, and access to the VIP lounge area and VIP concession.
Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), are Jamaica’s most prolific rhythm section and production duo, and are widely recognized as “the world’s greatest rhythm section.” Affectionately called the “Riddim Twins,” the pair are said to be responsible for designing the modern sound of Jamaican music. They have been making music together for over 35 years and have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings.
The iconic duo has produced and performed with the most highly regarded musicians around the world including every reggae artist from Beenie Man, Sean Paul and Shaggy to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, and Gregory Isaacs and mainstream music legends like Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O’Connor, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40′s Ali Campbell, No Doubt, the Fugees and countless others.
Their work as arrangers, producers, songwriters, and session musicians has earned them multiple awards and nominations. In 1984, the first year Reggae got its own Grammy category, they won with Black Uhuru. They won another Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1998 with Friends and several others. They have also been nominated with No Doubt, for whom they produced two hit singles in 2001 (Hey Baby and Underneath it all).
Marty Dread is one of Maui’s favorite musicians. He has performed across the U.S. and in Brazil, Tahiti, Canada, Thailand, Guam, Saipan and China – including at the White House in Washington, D.C., Moscow’s Red Square in Russia, and the Cotton Club in Harlem. He is the only Hawaii artist ever to play major festivals including Reggae on the River, Farm Aid, Reggae on the Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and more in the Caribbean, including Barbados and reggae’s homeland, Jamaica.
Marty Dread has also toured as an opening act for Willie Nelson and appeared on stage with Willie Nelson at his annual Farm Aid concerts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Kansas City, Missouri and his 4th of July Picnic in Fort Worth, Texas.
In the recording studio, Marty Dread has worked with Willie Nelson, Inner Circle, Kris Kristofferson, Anthony B, Michael McDonald, Junior Reid, Mikey Dread, Fiji, Irie Love, Pato Banton, Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Tippa Irie, Toots Hibbert, Oshen, Common Sense, Bluetech and others.
He has produced 16 CD’s in 20 years and his newest, Marty Dread – Icon Series Volume 1 is a tribute to the great songwriters of multiple genres spanning several generations. The album features top billboard Pop, Rock and Country hits, all done in the island Reggae style unique to Marty Dread. Volume 1 includes renditions of songs by Stephen Stills, Tim McGraw, Michael Buble, Harry Chapin, Credence Clearwater Revival and many more. Also included on this disc is a version of Elvis Presley’s ” Can’t Help Falling in Love ” as a duet with Marty Dread and Darren Lee of ” Burn’n Love” fame. CD’s will be sold exclusively at Maui Theatre and will be released on its label, Kattwood Records.
About Maui Theatre: Maui Theatre is located directly off Front Street in Lahaina. Its convenient location, 580-seat stadium seating layout, top-of-the-line state, light and sound equipment, on-site staging, props and equipment, makes Maui Theatre one of the best event venues on the island. Maui Theatre is home to two award-winning shows – ‘Ulalena and Burn’n Love. Its new concert series, Maui Theatre Music Icon Series will showcase the best of the best in each genre of music. For more information, visit www.MauiTheatre.com.
“Magic on Maui” is set to dazzle audiences at Maui Theatre for a limited time only, starting Saturday June 18th, 2016!
LAHAINA, MAUI, HAWAIʻI— Maui Theatre is excited to announce the premiere of “Magic on Maui” – a brand new show featuring world-renowned magician Seth Grabel! Direct from Las Vegas, Grabel brings his skills as a magician, acrobat, and comedian to Maui – taking his acclaimed “next generation magic” and adding a Hawaiian twist. Magic on Maui was created especially for Hawaii and can only be seen at Maui Theatre for one month.
Magic on Maui premieres on Saturday, June 18th at 7pm and shows for just four weekends, every Saturday and Sunday, through July 10, 2016.
Grabel is best known for his mind-blowing performances on blockbuster NBC series, “America’s Got Talent” where he stunned star judges Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel, and Sharon Osbourne quickly becoming a fan favorite amongst TV viewers. He is a highly sought-after entertainer for Hollywood parties and events and has performed for celebrities like Johnny Knoxville, Hugh Hefner and many others. He has been featured on NBC, E!, ABC, BRAVO TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker and many other networks.
“Magic on Maui”offers entertainment for the whole family with variety, magic and comedy that is guaranteed to take your breath away, make you laugh and keep your eyes glued to the stage all night long. Tickets start at $49 for adults and $24.50 for children under 12. Special VIP meet-and-greet packages are available.
Just in time for summer, “Magic on Maui” makes the perfect outing for girls night, date night, or family night! Tickets are limited so book now! Call the Maui Theatre Box Office at (808) 856-7900 or book online at www.MauiTheatre.com.
“Here Comes the Sun” Over Maui! Revisit your favorite boy band with the new Maui Beatles show, Fourever Fab!
Fourever Fab Show, the number one Trip Advisor ranked show in Honolulu, Hawaii will bring the Beatles’ music to Maui at the Maui Theater, starting April of 2016!
Fourever Fab, the Beatles Tribute Band, is composed of seasoned look and sound alike musicians who have been performing the timeless hits of the Beatles around the world for many years. Fourever Fab will be re-igniting your love for the lads who stole our hearts and changed the face of Rock’n Roll forever at the beautiful Maui Theater, the Home of Ulalena and Maui’s #1 ranked show on Trip Advisor, Burn’n Love, in Lahaina, Maui, in addition to their nightly shows in Waikiki, Oahu. The Maui Theater will seat 571 guests.
The Show starts with the famous ‘black and white’ period, performing the songs that 70 million Americans saw as they sat glued to their television set in 1964 watching “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Featuring songs like “All My Loving”, “Hard Days’ Night”, “Help”, “Twist and Shout”, to name just a few. The “Shea Stadium” period follows, recapturing the energy and excitement of the once in a lifetime concert performance with songs like “Daytripper”’, “Nowhere Man”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Yesterday”, and many more that were likely never even heard over all the screams! We then progress into their most creative period of the Sergeant Peppers album. The stage is awash in color as the band dons the colorful Sgt. Peppers costumes and perform songs from this iconic period in music history. Finally, take a stroll down Abby Road as Fourever Fab performs some of the greatest songs from the later part of their career, “Get Back”, “Come Together”, “Hey Jude”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “let It Be”, and so many more.
In addition, as many of the Beatles fan may already know, George Harrison of the Beatles fell in love with Hawaii when he and John Lennon visited the islands back in 1964. Years later he purchased a property on the east side of Maui, in Nahiku, just off Hana Highway. The show will feature a very special tribute to the late George during the show. So come celebrate his beautiful music with Fourever Fab!
UPDATE: Sorry, the deadline to purchase the Kama’aina Fun Pass has passed but we may have other ‘Ulalena Love specials and discounts you can take advantage of! Click and see what current specials are running.
If you’ve already purchased the Fun Pass, you can use it as many times as you’d like through 12/31/16! Enjoy!
This is it! The biggest kama’aina promotion of the year! $15 tickets all year long with the purchase of the ‘ULALENA FUN PASS! Here are the details*:
Step 1: FUN PASS PURCHASE – Come see ‘Ulalena at 50% off regular rate between now and February 29, 2016 and receive an ‘ULALENA FUN PASS.
Step 2: USE YOUR FUN PASS – Use your Fun Pass to come back again and again to see ‘Ulalena ANYTIME, ALL THE TIME throughout 2016 and get your tickets for just $15 plus tax!
Step 3: BRING YOUR FRIENDS – Bring your friends back with you and their tickets are 50% off (regular rate, up to four guests)!
Perfect for sharing ‘Ulalena with family for special occasions and holiday get-togethers, or with loved ones visiting from outside of Hawaiʻi! Don’t wait, FUN PASS tickets are limited and first come, first serve!
*ADDITIONAL INFO: FUN PASS PURCHASE is limited to local residents with Hawaii ID. Valid identification must be presented upon initial ticket purchase. FUN PASS must be purchased before February 29, 2016 to be valid for the entire 2016. Thereafter, $15 tickets are at the same seating level as “Fun Pass Purchase” ticket. Fun Pass holders can bring up to four (4) guests each night for 50% off regular rate. Guests do not need to present Hawaii ID. Additional restrictions may apply. Not valid with any offers.
Kamaʻaina Kokua 2015
November 1 – 30, 2015
$15 ‘Ulalena & Burn’n Love Tickets (with Hawaii ID)
This year, ʻUlalena and Burnʻn Love are donating over 30% of local ticket sales to Maui United Way non-profit agencies to support keiki during the holidays.
Tickets for local Hawaii residents will be on sale for just $15 (regularly $60 and up) and $5 from each sale will be donated to one of three vital Maui organizations, per the guests’ choice. Customers can choose between The Maui Farm, Feed My Sheep or Child and Family Service.
The Maui Farm – The Maui Farm, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization providing farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. The Maui Farm is located in Makawao, Maui, Hawai‘i on an 8.3 acre property leased from the County of Maui through 2045. Our campus consists of four (4) large five-bedroom multi-family homes, an administrative office, a two-acre educational farm with outdoor classroom areas for hands-on activities, and areas for recreation and play. We provide residential programs including the Family Strengthening Program serving families who are homeless due to domestic violence and other economic challenges, and the Stipend Program offering job readiness and skills training for parents who are preparing to re-enter the workforce. All of our programs provide educational opportunities that offer hands-on activities and learning through positive experiences with people, plants and animals.
Feed My Sheep – Feed My Sheep is a unique mobile food distribution program. We take our distribution to neighborhoods of need each week. We pass out bags of groceries to anyone who needs our help. We give emotional support by offering a listening ear and prayer; so that they can experience love and not judgement in their time of need. The results are exciting. Each month we give 69,000 half-pound meals. In the last year we have given food to 3,400 people including working but poor families, seniors on fixed incomes and homeless men and women. Each person who comes has a few moments with someone who cares and food for their week.
Child & Family Service – Our Mission: Strengthening Families and Fostering the Healthy Development of Children. We are partners with Hawaii’s families to help them address serious life issues, with life-changing results. We believe that positive change can happen. We help families move from the impossible, to the possible, to new possibilities. We instill hope that gives people the courage to change.Child & Family Service is known for: Helping those that are most vulnerable; Embracing the total family (from keiki to kūpuna); Respecting people for who they are and where they are; Touching over 40,000 lives every year.
Call Maui Theatre and mention “Kamaʻaina Kokua” to get your tickets today! Offer expires November 30, 2015. Seating is limited. Each guest must show valid Hawaii ID at check in.
Looking for jobs in Maui? Maui Theatre in Lahaina is excited to announce immediate employment openings! Get a Maui job in the entertainment industry with two world-class shows and a great team! Apply now for various front and back of house positions that include accounting, sales, reservations, concessions, and ushers. Pay is based on experience and applicants must be available nights and weekends. Call Maui Theatre at (808) 856-7900 for more information on these Maui jobs. For more information on these jobs in Maui call Maui Theatre at (808) 856-7900 or email email@example.com.
Welcome to our first installment of “Kākoʻo Local,” a monthly series that will highlight a selection of locally-owned businesses and organizations that live by and perpetuate the language*, culture and aloha spirit of Hawaiʻi. We encourage visitors and kamaʻāina alike to “kākoʻo local”, or support the people of Hawaiʻi whose mission, like ʻUlalena, is to celebrate and sustain our special islands’ culture. Skip the “made in (somewhere far far away from here)” souvenirs or gifts and opt for something that can truly be found nowhere else in the world. Take a genuine piece of Hawaiʻi home with you. Give the gift that can be proudly passed down to generations of your ʻohana. And take pride in this place that you live, or visit, and the memories that will last forever.
While attending University of Hawaii at Manoa and working through the Hawaiian language program, Kauaʻi born cousins Jess and Anu realized that there simply just wasn’t enough usage of the Hawaiian language (ōlelo Hawaiʻi) in the everyday lives of both island residents and visitors. This realization spawned a determination to inspire a world where ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi is more evident in our day-to-day experiences. And hence, Sticks and Pōhaku was born and is now producing uber-trendy accessories that not only look great, but provide you a much needed daily dose of inspiration… Hawaiian style!
What is behind the name Sticks and Pohaku? Our company name, Sticks and Pōhaku, is a fusion of English and Hawaiian that makes reference to the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The name represents Hawaiian language being used as our “sticks and stones.”
Why/how did Sticks and Pōhaku come about? Sticks and Pōhaku originated from our passion for art and all things Hawaiian. Combining the two seemed only natural. Thus, our products were created to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but to promote the Hawaiian language and culture as well.
What kind of thought process goes behind each new piece? Our products are a fusion of our kuaʻāina roots originating on Kauaʻi and our urban lifestyles in the heart of Honolulu. Some are focused on Hawaiian proverbs (ʻōlelo noʻeau) and other products focus more on daily usage of the language.
What do you offer that is unique/different? We aspire to inspire a world where ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi is evident in our daily experiences. Whether it be in your home, at your office, or with you on a night out on the town, Sticks and Pōhaku hopes to provide a daily dose of ‘ōlelo Hawai’i.
Anything new/exciting you are working on? We are currently working on a new line of products that will be released throughout 2015, so stay tuned!
Where do you see Sticks and Pōhaku in 5 years? All that we do at Sticks and Pōhaku is because of our passion for language, culture, and art. We hope to be able to extend our reach and promote the Hawaiian language farther each and every year!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 27, 2014) ‘Ulalena Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with “Rollback” Ticket Rates Kamaʻaina tickets will be discounted to $20 for the month of July
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – ‘Ulalena at Maui Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary by rolling kamaʻaina ticket prices back below what they were when ʻUlalena first opened in 1999.
Gold seating tickets for Hawaii residents (must present Hawaii ID upon check-in) are just $20 if purchased and used between July 1 and July 31, 2014. Special-priced tickets must be purchased by calling Maui Theatre at (808) 856-7900.
‘Ulalena opened its doors July 21, 1999. Since then, it has earned numerous awards and accolades from media around the world. Last year, it was named “Best Cultural Program” by Maui News readers, as well as “Best Show on Maui” every year since 2006.
“The magic and appeal of our show is that it tells the history of Hawaii in a way that is both entertaining and educational and appeals to all ages, backgrounds and cultural diversities,” said Roy Tokujo, owner and creator of ‘Ulalena.
“We feel blessed and grateful to be able to share with the world the rich culture and history of these beautiful islands we live on today,” said Todd Dougall, Maui Theatre general manager. “And we thank the community of Maui for the continued support over the years. We hope everyone takes the time to come enjoy ‘Ulalena for the first, third or 10th time this July!”
‘Ulalena is an unparalleled Hawaiian theatrical production that has shared the rich cultural history of Maui and its people for almost 15 years. The shows authentic depiction of the islands’ history combined with emotive music and dance, dazzling acrobatics and state-of-the-art light, sound and stage equipment invokes the senses and leaves the viewer wanting to know more about the islands’ culture and people. It is a quintessential cultural experience for our islands’ visitors, and a touching homage to Hawaiian people that Hawaii residents can truly take pride in.