macc_logotypeThe Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total)
. The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows listed below.

Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office.

KU MAI KA HULA 8th Annual International Hula Competition
Saturday, September 14 Castle Theater, 1:00-7:00ish pm
Maui’s answer to the audience for an annual hula competition: prestigious judges and award-winning halau on this island! Our 8th annual Ku Mai Ka Hula event features hālau winners from Japan, Hawaii and the West Coast, performing in both solo and group performances, women and men. The dancers compete in kahiko (traditional hula) and ‘auana (modern-day hula stylings) in both male and female categories, judged by renowned kumu hula: a day of inspiring and memorable hula, as you might expect to see in more well-known competitions — but without the interisland travel! This is a full afternoon of competition-style hula performances for just $25. ½ price keiki 12 & under

Thursday, September 19 McCoy Studio Theater 7:30 pm
A protégé of world-renowned maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubendra Rao is described as a “brilliant light for the tradition of the sitar.” In this program, “East Marries West”, the celebrated husband-wife duo of sitar maestro Shubhendra Rao and cello virtuoso Saskia Rao-de Haas create music that combines the rich texture of classical Indian music with Western Classical Music, folk traditions from different parts of the world, and exciting rhythms that leave audiences and critics are spellbound. (“Movingly meditative,” says The New York Times.) The duo’s effortless musical communication and improvisation reveal artistic depth and technical virtuosity, lit by the energy and freshness of their ideas. Tickets: $22

Saturday, September 28 Castle Theater 7:30 pm
NYC’s original award-winning improvised musical comedy awards show abandons the same ol’ song-and-dance to create brand new fully improvised musical comedy every time – every lyric, melody and jazz hand! It’s energetic, on-the-spot creative, and totally hilarious. What’s more, it’s the audience who decides what goes into the show: the show’s first act is a made-up awards ceremony with songs from the “Best Musical” nominees from audience-created song titles. Then the second act is an entire musical created from the winning song from Act One. Sounds nuts? Yes! And you’ll love it!
Tickets: $12, $28, $35

Thursday, October 10 Castle Theater 7:30 pm
One of the important and original jazz vocalists of the decade, according to the LA Times, Clamor is known for melding traditional Filipino folk songs and instruments with American jazz and blues in a new world music genre known as ‘jazzipino’. “Charmaine Clamor spins a web of magic every time she sings. Her expressive voice lets the words breathe and throb as she captures the essence of the lyrics, bringing them to life.” (All About Jazz) Tickets: $12, $32, $42

Thursday, October 24 Castle Theater 7:30 pm
Six-time GRAMMY Award-nominee jazz vocalist Nneenah Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer, with the ample range of Sarah Vaughan, the beguiling charm of Nancy Wilson and the impeccable craftsmanship of Marilyn Maye. According to Variety, she makes even old standards “sound freshly minted, refreshingly new… her phrasing is original, surprising… she mines the (melodies) for new and hidden meaning… (with) imaginative spirit that reaches out and bubbles over.” Tickets: $12, $32, $42

Thursday, November 7 Castle Theater 7:30 pm
A hip-hop dance theater work by Teo Castellanos, exploring world poverty, hunger, American consumerism and waste. The choreography is based in hip-hop, but also influenced by Balinese rice rituals and mythology, as well as traditional Buddhist ritual movement. The work incorporates Reggae dub, music composed by Grammy-nominated DJ LeSpam. Tickets: $28

Sunday, November 17 Castle Theater 3 pm
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe revolutionize the piano duo experience for the 21st century! Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southhampton Press), Anderson and Roe aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. As such, in an interpretation of a Mozart rondo, they may divert from the notes in order “to capture the utter joyousness and virtuosity, and the folksiness and sense of play, of the original work.” It is telling that part of their mission statement is “…to free the world from the constraints of sleep-inducing concerts.” Come and stay awake with these two dynamic musicans! Tickets: $12, $30, $40

“THE SPOKEN WORLD” with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Wednesday, November 20 Castle Theater 7:30 pm
A full evening of solo performance by this winner of the 2011 Alpert Award and U.S. Artists/Rockefeller Fellow. Through “choreo-poem”, Marc Bamuthi Joseph articulates the story of achieving manhood in the United States through the lens of hip hop, global travel, and urban environmental health. He is a National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran, featured artist on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry on HBO. He entered the world of literary performance after crossing the sands of “traditional” theater, most notably on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Tap Dance Kid and Stand-Up Tragedy. Joseph’s work has been described as “electrifying” (Houston Chronicle), and “ever-elegant” (The Washington Post); The New York Times declared his work to be “eloquent. . .seamless. . .and remarkable.” There can be no doubt that this rare spoken-word opportunity is an event that should not be missed! Tickets: $28

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