CIRQUE POLYNESIA OPENS NEW OUTDOOR THEATRE AT HYA
MAUI RESORT & SPA
Show’s Success Leads to Extended Lease with Hyatt
11.06.2009 – Ka’anapali, HI, November 5, 2009 – Cirque Polynesia’s most death-
defying performance may not be on its high-wire but rather an investment into a
custom-built outdoor theatre scheduled to open Monday, November 9, at the Hyatt
Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
The new venue was designed to enhance the overall Cirque Polynesia experience
by creating an outdoor stage for guests to enjoy both an evening under the stars
while experiencing the 75-minute performance. The venue can seat up to 500
Cirque Polynesia originally opened on June 1, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency’s
Monarchy Ballroom. The show is offered at 300 travel desks and reservation centers
throughout Maui. More than 100 shows have played for thousands of guests to date.
“Cirque Polynesia’s success gave us the added confidence to build a dedicated
theatre to display the magic and awe of cirque,” explained Cornell “Tuffy” Nicholas,
Producer, Cirque Polynesia. “We thought, ‘what could be better than mesmerizing
audiences with jaw-dropping cirque acts accentuated by Maui’s natural beauty?’”
The construction lasted about one and half months and required hiring a dozen
contractors and 50 employees from various construction-related fields. The distinct
entrance is adorned by two over-sized tikis and the venue is enclosed by a bamboo
fence for added privacy.
“As supporters and fans of the show, we’re very proud of the rapid success of Cirque
Polynesia,” said Michael Jokovich, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort &
Spa. “The new theatre is a terrific example of our resort’s one-of-kind entertainment
experience unlike any other on the island.”
Cirque Polynesia now offers a dinner and show package starting at $99. Dinners
are at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s award-winning ‘Umalu restaurant.
The dinner includes a three-course meal with a selection of fresh