American’s Favorite Family Musical CATS Comes to Maui

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS revolutionized musical theater when it opened in London in 1981 and then in the United States in 1982.  This year Maui OnStage brings CATS to the historic Iao Theater!


MauiOnStage's CATS


Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.
Maui OnStage’s production of CATS is directed and choreographed by Alexander Cardinalli who performed for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s production of CATS as the assistant choreographer and the roles of Coricopat, Rumpus cat, and Gehngis cat.  Cardinalli was also the on stage cover/understudy for Mr. Mistoffelees, Alonzo, and Mungojerrie.  “The training for this show is the most difficult and rewarding aspect for all of us.  Maui OnStage’s strong, local cast is performing choreography and music from the Tokyo, Berlin, Zurich, Broadway, National Tour, and Hollywood versions of this legendary musical.”  (Cardinalli) Rounding out this talented team is musical director Kirsten D.F. Otterson.  Kirsten is a choral and music teacher at Baldwin High School and has a long history of singing, performing and teaching on Maui.
CATS runs March 11 – 27, 2011 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Iao Theater in downtown Wailuku.  Tickets for CATS range from $15 – $20 and are on sale now online at You may also contact Maui OnStage’s Box Office at 808-242-6969.


Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from Hawaii – January 2011

“This place was perfect again… we had a terrific stay.  It gets better each time.”

We have been here several times over the years but the upgrades to the property with new pools and fitness center are great.  The staff went out of there way to make it a great stay.  We have tried other places on the island but they never compared to coming back to the Alii.


Kaanapali Alii Facebook Photo Contest

Be part of our Facebook community!  We invite you to share your favorite photo containing a scene from Kaanapali Alii on our Facebook Wall. Winner will receive a CJ’s Deli & Diner BBQ dinner for 2 delivered to your Kaanapali Alii rental condo.  Feel free to tell us about your photo.


Upload your photo to our wall and type “KAFB1” into the status bar anytime between now and midnight (Hawaii Standard Time)  February 28, 2011.  Winner will be chosen from entries received during this time and announced on March 5, 2011 via Facebook.  Click here to view our Wall.

Photo must meet contest rules and must be titled “KAFB1” in the status bar for entry.  See the Notes Tab on our Facebook page for the Official Contest Rules with the Terms and Conditions.  Click here to view the Notes Tab.


Kaanapali Alii Facebook Update



Our facebook community is growing and so is our page!  We are excited to announce our newest tab “Special Offers”.  Here you can easily check availability, see our latest Offers and Packages, take part in our community survey, comment on your favorite things to do on Maui, share about your Kaanapali Alii experience with your friends, and more!  Click here to view our new “Special Offers” tab.

If you are new to Facebook or are not following us and wish to, click the Like button on our page and start following us today.

If you do not have a Facebook account and wish to, it’s free and easy.  Click here to create your Facebook account today.


Warm Up Your Love On A Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise

Warm up your love on Maui and embark on a relaxing and romantic sunset dinner cruise on the Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise.  Stunning sunsets, 360 degree views of the Pacific and West Maui Mountains, live Hawaiian music, story-telling and authentic Hawaiian chant make this a beautiful Maui evening.

Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a four course dinner featuring locally grown and produced foods.

Menu includes:
Appetizer:  Spinach Dip and Taro Bread Sticks.
Salad:  Fresh Medley of Island Grown Greens, Served with Maui Onion Dressing.

Your choice of entrees:

  • Maui Cattle Company Top Sirloin Steak Freshly Grilled Onboard, Served with Local Mushroom Jus.
  • Boneless Chicken Breast marinated in Teriyaki Sauce Grilled Onboard and Topped with Pineapple and Green Onions.
  • Sesame Cilantro Tofu, served with a Mango Sauce, Rice Pilaf and Sauté Carrots and Zucchini fans with fresh Herbs.
  • Fresh Island Caught Mahi-Mahi, breaded in Maui Onion and Panko, sautéed and served with a Garlic Soy Cream Sauce.

All entrees are served with Rice Pilaf and Sautéed Carrots and Zucchini Fans.

Also included:

  • Two desserts:  Taro Pineapple Bread Pudding plus Double Dipped Brownies drizzled with Caramel Sauce.
  • All-you-can-drink chilled soda, juice,  and filtered water.
  • Up to three 3 cocktails per adult, with a choice of Maui micro-brewed beer, wine and tropical well drinks including our famous Mai Tais.

Check in time is 4:30 p.m at 612 Front Street Lahaina at Pacific Whale Foundation Retail Store, just across from the  banyan tree.  Cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor.

Cost is $65.99 per adult plus tax for standard setting $92.99 plus tax for VIP setting.  Children 3-12 are $49.95 per child plus tax.  Kids under 2 go free (one free child per each paying adult).

For more information about this and other exciting activities contact our activity specialists at 808-661-3475.


Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaii’s version of barbecued chicken is cooked with a Huli Huli sauce made with Hawaiian brown sugar cane, soy sauce, fresh ginger and more.  Enjoy this easy recipe from for Huli Huli Chicken at the oceanfront BBQ grills.  As a complimentary service for our guest we provide foil, paper plates, plastic utensils, cups, and napkins for your use.


  • 4-5 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 piece ginger root, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Combine ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, ginger root, and garlic.  Stir well.  Place chicken, skin side up, on the rack of broiler pan about 6 inches from the heat or preferably on an outdoor grill.  Baste the chicken frequently and continue broiling or grilling for about 10 minutes on each side or until chicken appears done.


Free Tennis at Kaanapali Alii

Are you tennis enthusiast?  Whether you are a casual or serious player, you might like to know that the tennis courts are free for guest of Kaanapali Alii.  Our tennis courts are Classic Clay courts that provide a soft surface that is easy on the body and creates a medium play pace.

Kaanapali Alii Tennis Courts

Our on-site tennis pro, Dan Vanpoucke, hosts several activities for tennis players of all levels throughout the week.  Meet other players and join Round Robin games, attend tennis clinics, or sign up for your own private lessons.

Round Robin games are free and held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Our free tennis clinics are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m and private lessons are by appointment.

For more information on this and other exciting Maui activities call our activity specialists at 808-661-3475.


Travel Tip from Your Friends at Kaanapali Alii

We have all heard the saying “Locally grown food tastes better” and here on Maui this is no exception.  Maui has been experiencing a re-invigoration of an agricultural lifestyle through the establishment of a sustainable ranching industry.  Because of this, Maui beef is among the best beef in the United States.   Our travel tip is to try Maui beef from the Maui Cattle Company on your next visit.

Enjoy meat that is free of artificial ingredients, growth stimulants, and antibiotics.  Island-grazed beef and grass-fed lamb raised in a stress-free environment provide more health benefits and are leaner than commercially-raised products.  You won’t find Maui Cattle Company beef at Costco or Safeway but you will find it at Lahaina Farms, Foodland and Long’s Drug Store, just to name a few.  It is also served in various restaurants throughout Maui.  Click here for a list of locations where you can find Maui beef.  Sometimes determining the best preparation for a cut of meat can be tricky but thanks to Maui Cattle Company’s “Beef Made Easy”, we now know not only the various ways to prepare different cuts of Chuck but also where it comes from.  Click here to view this helpful chart.  We really enjoy the lean, tender and flavorful meats from Maui Cattle Company and hope you will too!

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