Queen Liliuokalani attends historical play at Kapiolani Park, 1916.

THE PRESENTATION AT KAPIOLANI PARK ABOUT LONOIKAMAKAHIKI AND KAIKILANI WAS BEAUTIFUL

SOME SCENES THAT WERE SHOWN—(1) Kakuhihewa, King of Oahu. (2) The Alii and Kaukau Alii of King Lonoikamakahiki of Hawaii leaving the throne. (3) King Lonoikamakahiki. (4) The Chiefs and Attendants in the Procession. (5) Queen Liliuokalani, and Her Companions watching the Performance. (6) The Attendants of Queen Kaikilani. (7) The Retainers of Queen Kaikilani. Continue reading

Daughters of Hawaii to Put on Historical Play, 1913.

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII TO GIVE UNIQUE PROGRAM

The Daughters of Hawaii, an Hawaiian historical society, whose object is to preserve secrets handed down from one generation to another, and whose members are composed of descendents of noted warriors from Alapai nui and Kalaniopuu, kings of Hawaii; Kahekili, king of Maui; Peleioholani and Kahahana, kings of Oahu; Kaeokulani and Kaneoneo, kings of Kauai; Keliiaa of Lanai and Kumukoa of Molokai up to the time of Kamehameha the Conqueror, will give an interesting and purely Hawaiian performance at the opera house on the evening of February 22, as a feature of the Mid-Pacific carnival, the performance forming a portion of the carnival committee’s program.

The performance will deal in tableaux showing famous historical incidents wherein kings and queens, chiefs, chiefesses, warriors and commoners, are shown. These tableaux are faithfully given as to costumes, customs and the beautiful feather cloaks and helmets which formed the regalia of the early rulers, will be seen.

The officers of this society are Mrs. Manuel Reis, president (Keohookalani); Mrs. Haka Iaukea, vice-president (Papakaniau); Mrs. C. M. Blaisdell, secretary and manager (Puea-a-Makakanalii); Mrs. Frank Aki, assistant manager (Kaiakauilani); Miss Pinao, music (kanikapila); Mrs. Pauahi [? Mrs. Puahi], hula.

The members of the society are Keahioka Lua, Kamaeokalani, Kailinaoa, Kailipalaki, Lilinoe, Mrs. Kekumano, Peleioholani, Mrs. Kahalelehua Notley, Mrs. Almira Johnson, Mrs. Lilikalani, Mrs. Paalaa Hook, Mrs. David Maikai, Mrs. Kaikainaalii Munsey, Mrs. Koahou, Mrs. Lydia Kaloio, Mrs. Charles Akau.

Honorary members, Lot Kamehameha, S. L. Peleioholani, Ab. Kaleikau [Abraham Kaleikau], E. K. Lilikalani, Koahau Keliiaa, Naihe Kamakahukilani.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/18/1913, p. 5)

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII TO GIVE UNIQUE PROGRAM

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XX, Number 6514, Page 5. February 18, 1913.

Hawaii Ponoi Society performance, 1907.

ANCIENT HAWAII ON STAGE

The members of the Hawaii Ponoi Society will give an entertainment illustrating ancient Hawaiian customs at the Opera House on Saturday evening when the following program will be presented:

PROGRAM:

Overture

Kawaihau Glee Club

Tableau

Kaahumanu, Queen of Kamehameha I.

(At a hookupu function, the act of giving gifts by the people and the acceptance of same by the Queen, or by one in authority, as in other instances, being an ancient Hawaiian custom.)

Mrs. Kahaleohu.

Nose Flute Solo

Kaumaka.

Hula Uliuli (Gourd Rattle Dance)

Selection

Waikiki Mandolin Club.

Tableau

Liholiho and Kamamalu (Kamehameha II. and His Queen).

Ukeke Solo (Mouth instrument of wood and strings)

Kaumaka.

Solo

Miss Hao.

Hula Puili (Split Bamboo Dance)

Kaumaka.

Orchestra

Kawaihau Glee Club.

Tableau

Kaikilani, ancient Queen of Hawaii Island.

(a) The queen and her lord, Lonoikamakahiki, playing at a game of konane, similar to draughts; (b) a voice calls the queen; (c) her lord is enraged thereat, believing it an evidence of infidelity; (d) she is struck down; (e) the king deserts the queen, leaving her for dead; (f) their reconciliation.

INTERMISSION.

Orcestra

Kawaihau Glee Club.

Tableau

Keawe-nui-a-Umi, King of Hawaii Island, on a journey in search of his once favorite pilot and body servant, Kuapakaa.

Quartet

Hickey’s Quartet.

Hula Olapa (Swaying Dance)

Tableau

Boki and Liliha, his wife.

(The companions of Kamehameha II. and his queen on their trip to England, and who, upon their return with the corpses of their majesties (who both died in London in 1826) left the islands with a large retinue in several large canoes and were never heard of again.)

Waikiki Mandolin Club.

Solo

Mesdames Rose Kane and Punua.

Tableau

Kamehameha I.

(a) Kamehameha attacked by Ahia and his followers in a pitched battle; (b) he comes out victorious by breaking Ahia’s back in mid-air; (c) the Kamehameha statue, the whole concluding with a chorus.

FINALE.

J. W. L. McGuire, stage manager.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/15/1907, p. 6)

ANCIENT HAWAII ON THE STAGE

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7675, Page 6. March 15, 1907.

Traditional hula and play about the alii of old, 1902.

GREAT CONCERT

AT THE

Orpheum Theater

This Saturday Evening, Nov. 29, 1902. The Doors will Open at 7 p. m. The Activities to begin at 8 p. m.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Show about the Kings of the olden days:

Kalaniopuu, King of Hawaii,

Kolale, Wife of Kalaniopuu,

Kamehameha I., Kiwalao.

Hula Paipu—Kawewehiwa iluna o ka laau.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Hula Paiumauma—Aia i Hawaii Kilauea

Show: Kanaloakuaana, Husband of Kaikilani.

Kaikilani, Daughter of Kukailani, Wife of Kanaloakuaana, Queen of Hawaii after Keawenui.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Hula Pahu—Moe oni ole i Hilo iluna ke alo.

Show: Lonoikamakahiki and Kaikilani travel aboard a canoe to Kauai.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Hula Ili—Pua hone i ka wai.

Show: 1.—Playing Konane; 2. Hearing the voice calling to Kaikilani; 3. The anger; 4. The beating with the konane board; 5. Leaving Kaikilani.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Hula Puili—Aia i Honolulu kuu pohaku.

Show: Lono and Kaikilani sharing the happiness between a man and a woman after a long separation.

Singing Group.

 ” “

Hula Uliuli—Kalanianaole, Kamehameha

Hula Alaapapa—Ku i Waialua ka pou Hale.

[Now this surely must have been something to see!]

(Aloha Aina, 11/29/1902, p. 8)

AHAMELE NUI

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 48, Aoao 8. Novemaba 29, 1902.

 

 

 

The performance of famous story of Hiiakaikapoliopele, 1880.

HAWAIIAN THEATER!

—AT THE—

TEMPERANCE HALL

—TONIGHT—

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1880.

Shown will be the Famous Story of

HIIAKAIKAPOLIOPELE

and Lohiau on this night, like this below:

PROGRAM.

Hula Muumuu, Mokoi, Kilu, Pahu, Ka-laau, Pili, Alaapapa, Keawenuiaumi, Himeni, Uliuli and Hula Kii.

The doors will open at 7 o’clock, and begins at 8 o’clock sharp.

ENTRANCE FEE.

Front seats .. .. $1.50

Back seats .. .. $1.00

(Kuokoa, 7/31/1880, p. 2)

KEAKA HAWAII!

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIX, Helu 31, Aoao 2. Iulai 31, 1880.

Hula and the play “Umi-a-Liloa,” 1917.

TRULY HAWAIIAN IS ‘UMI-A-LILOA’

The hula alaapapa will be one of the special entre act features of the performance of “Umi-a-Liloa” at the opera house next Thursday evening. This hula is danced standing in contradiction to the older hulas which is called for a sitting position. It will be interpreted by a band of four young girls, who are experts in the art of the real Hawaiian dance. They are assisted by a man who beats the hula drum in old-time style. It is only in recent years that the hula has been accompanied by the music of instruments.

The second act contains an elaborate representation of the court of the king of Hawaii in the year 1640 and during the scene of the royal festivity some of the very ancient dances are introduced. They are danced, if one may call it so, sitting cross-legged upon the floor and the beauty of the performance lies in the grace and graphic intensity of the gestures of the body and arms of the dancers. Continue reading

Play of Pele and Lohiau at Hawaii Theater, 1925.

Tableau of the Hawaiian Dramatic Club

The Tableau of Pele and Lohiau shown in the Hawaii Theater [Halekeaka Hawaii] last Friday by the Hawaiian Dramatic Club. The play will be shown at Los Angeles, on the journey of the Royal Order of Kamehameha [Ahahui Kamehameha] for the city day coming up in June.

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 5)

Tabalo a ka Haw'n Dramatic Club

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 5. Aperila 23, 1925.