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Theater Review: The Nerd

In the new Sally Sefton-directed production of Larry Shue’s “The Nerd,” a universal question is asked of the audience: how much do we put up with people we don’t like? Whether it’s in line at the grocery store, on a lengthy flight or “entertaining” a new house guest, how far do we go in being polite, attentive listeners and when …

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Theater Review: Guys and Dolls

The Maui Onstage production of “Guys and Dolls” gets off to a strong start and never wavers. The song score begins with “Fugue for Tinhorns,” the rousing opener that fully immerses the audience into a dreamland of New York, as a town overrun with gangsters, gamblers, entertainers and misfits. Performed with gusto by Robert Mills, Craig Bode and Stephen Webb, …

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Katy Perry on Maui? Yup, it happened.

Rumors were buzzing around the island that music superstar Katy Perry was making an appearance on Maui. Yes, it indeed happened last night. Hundreds gathered on Wailea Beach to get a glimpse and at the very least, a chance to hear the superstar perform for a private event at the Grand Wailea. The group known as SAP travels to Hawaii …

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‘Ulalena and Burn’n Love offer $15 Fun Pass Tickets for Kama’aina for entire 2016

Hawaii residents can purchase “FUN PASS” for up to 82 percent off show tickets throughout year! Maui Theatre is excited to announce its “Kama’aina Fun Pass” promotion – aimed at making its two award-winning shows, ‘Ulalena and Burn’n Love, more affordable to local residents. With Fun Pass purchase, kama’aina can see ‘Ulalena or Burn’n Love an unlimited amount of times …

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Tara’s Las Vegas: Vegas Balloon Rides

Aloha and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! How has 2016 been treating you so far?  I know it has been awhile since you have heard from me, but my family and I have moved to Las Vegas! That’s right- the “9th Island.” Now that I live here, I will be doing feature articles on places to eat at and things to do- …

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MACC’S UB40 –REUNITED CONCERT SOLD OUT

Tonight’s UB40 concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is sold out.  The concert, featuring iconic reggae band UB40, Reunited features original founding members Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue. Due to the huge demand for tickets, the concert has sold out. Special guests for tonight’s concert are Pi‘ilani Arias and Kapena.  To avoid traffic delays, it is recommended …

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Theater Review: Elf The Musical

While driving to the Historic Iao Theater to catch the opening night of “Elf- The Musical,” there was Christmas music playing on the radio. Since it was only the day after Thanksgiving, it felt a little early, even for someone like myself who loves the holiday season. Nevertheless, while my turkey leftovers remain stacked high and won’t be consumed anytime …

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Get to know Olena Heu

Former news anchor, Miss Hawaii, freelance writer, entrepreneur and lover of the culinary arts Olena Heu joins the Maui Watch team as Food & Dining Editor.

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