Grand performance on Maui by the Hawaiian Woman’s Club, 1922.

“A Night in Hawaii” Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Pageants wherein the characters will be clad in the costumes of the old days in Hawaii, tableaux, meles, singing of Hawaiian songs and melodies, instrumental music by Hawaiian musicians and just an interspersal of hula dancing by little folk to show really graceful and beautiful was the old dancing at its best, these go to make up the program which will be offered at the Territorial Building in Kahului, Saturday in “A Night in Hawaii” as arranged by and for the benefit of the Hawaiian Woman’s Club. The program, which is printed below gives promise of the best entertainment of its king that has been offered on this island.

Almost daily rehearsals have been held of late, especial attention having been given to the drilling of the children’s chorus in their songs and their parts, so much attention was not necessary of the older ones most of whom have participated in affairs of this kind before, but groups have worked here, and other groups there, and finally all of the groups have been brought together and welded into one great company for the coming performance.

Following the rendition of the program there will be a dance.

The Hawaiian Woman’s Club which is conducting the entertainment is a benevolent association of the Hawaiian women of Maui working in the interest of Hawaiians who may be in need of assistance such as the club can give. Something of its activities have been told previously, what it has done of the Kula Sanitarium when first organized, for the education of some of the young Hawaiians and in other directions. One of its latest good works was a generous contribution for a chapel for the home for non-leprous children of lepers at Kalihi, Oahu. In many directions it reaches out to do good and all profits of the entertainment will go in the carrying out of such purposes.

The program for Saturday night follows:

 I. OPENING CHORUS ….. “Eleile”

II. TABLEAU ….. Hawaiian Royalty

1. Queen Liliuokalani—”Makalapua” ….. Mrs. J. W. Kalua

2. Princess Kaiulani—”He Inoa No Kaiulani” ….. Mrs. H. H. Holt

3. Queen Emma—””Na Hala o Naui” ….. Mrs. George Hardy

Hula—Ida Long

4. Princess Pauahi Bishop—”Pauahi Lani” (Blest Type of Womanhood) ….. Mrs. C. C. Conradt

5. Queen Kaahumanu—”Kaahumanu” ….. Mrs. D. Kapohakimohewa

a. Kahili Bearers—Alice Allen, Elizabeth Wailehua.

6. King Kamehameha I.—”He Inoa No Kamehameha” ….. Mr. C. F. N. Rose

a. Attendants—Walter Garcia, Edward Wilson.

b. Hookupu bearers—David Kaumeheiwa, Kaiwi Moikeha.

III. HAWAIIAN MELES — ….. Kumanaiwa

1. A Mele to Kamehameha.

2. Ili.

3. Ukeke.

4. Uliuli.


1. “Pua Mohala”

2. “Old Plantation”

Messrs. Charles Waiwaiole, John Waiwaiole, Kama Apo, George Kauwenaole

3. “No Moku o Hawaii”

Mrs. J. Waiwaiole, Mrs. Huakini Enos, Kama Apo, J. H. Waiwaiole

4. “Kuu Iini”

Mrs. A. Garcia

5. “Maid of Honolulu”

R. Plunkett, N. Opiopio, F. Robinson, J. Brown


1. “Koni Au I Ka Wai”

Elizabeth Wailehua and Chorus

2. “Pulupe Nei Ili I Ke Anu”

Alice Allen and Chorus

3. Hula Olapa

a. Entrance Dance

b. “Emma Lani”

c. “Nani Wale I ka Mahina”

d. “Maia Lau Kapalili”

4. “Na Lei o Hawaii”

Hawaii—Alice Kia

Maui—Blanche Garcia

Oahu—Edna Alo

Kauai—Mary Kaumeheiwa

Molokai—Sophie Waiwaiole

Lanai—Jackie Rosario

Kahoolawe—Florence Kaumeheiwa

Niihau—Dollie Wilson

Molokai—Lei Dunn

5. “Sweet Lei Lehua”

Blanche Garcia and Chorus

6. “Palolo”

Hula by Paddy Bal

7. “Moani Keala”

Sophie Waiwaiole and Chorus

8. “Hawaii Ponoi”

9. “Star Spangled Banner”

“Hawaii”—Lei Dunn

“Uncle Sam”—Paddy Bal

(Maui News, 6/9/1922, p. 5)

"A Night in Hawaii" Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Semi-Weekly Maui News, 22nd Year, Number 1173, Page 5.June 9, 1922.