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



Orpheum Theater

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


Singing Group.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Singing Group.

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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.

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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.

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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)


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




The performance of famous story of Hiiakaikapoliopele, 1880.





SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1880.

Shown will be the Famous Story of


and Lohiau on this night, like this below:


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.


Front seats .. .. $1.50

Back seats .. .. $1.00

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


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

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


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.

Performance of the great story, “Laieikawai,” 1902.



The Famous Enjoyable Performance of


which is being prepared from the Famed story of LAIEIKAWAI, the Woman of the Twilight, the Striking Beauty of Paliuli. It will be Opened by the Hawaii Ponoi Dramatic Club on the Night of the coming 15th of March.

The ladies and gentlemen thespians are Beautiful and Handsome; they know the language; their voices are sweet and pleasant like the singing Kahuli land shells.

The Feather Capes are lovely, as are the Feather helmets, the spears, and the ti-leaf sandals; so exquisite that it will make your insides tremble.

Come on down to see firsthand this mystifying beauty.

Don’t forget this; the tickets for entrance can be obtained at Wall Nichols Co. on King Street. Make haste.

You will enjoy it.

(Kuokoa, 2/28/1902, p. 5)


Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 9, Aoao 5. Feberuari 28, 1902.

Announcement for a Play about Kahekili, 1913.

Kahekili, King of Maui, Lord of the Paelekulani

On Saturday, February 22, at the Opera House (Hale Mele Hou), will be opening a play about the story of King Kahekili of Maui, put on by the “Daughters of Warriors of Hawaii.” [Kaikamahine a na Pukaua]

Also appearing will be the kapu chief, Kalanikauiokikilo and the alii Mahana who carry the kapu Pulikoliko of Kalani Waiakua Waikanakaole (Kalanikauaiokikilo and Kalola) the grandchildren and Kalanimehameha, Ka Na’i Aupuni.

Come and see for yourself. The tickets are now available from the Promotion Committee for $1., .75c., and 50c.

(Kuokoa, 2/14/1913, p. 8)


Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIX, Helu 7, Aoao 8. Feberuari 14, 1913.