Hawaii Waikiki’s Sheraton Princess Kaiulani set to unveil new Te Moana Nui performance By Shane Nelson / August 24, 2015 Share 1 -- Waikiki will welcome a new dinner show this week as the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has scheduled an Aug. 28 debut for “Te Moana Nui,” a Polynesian performance featuring dance, music and culture from the Pacific Islands.Scheduled to run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Te Moana Nui will consist not only of lively choreography and vibrant costumes but also large video screens showcasing historical imagery from Waikiki.“Many of our visitors remark to us that our history sets Hawaii apart from the rest of the world,” Fred Orr, general manager at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, said in a statement. “And we thought that Te Moana Nui would be the perfect venue to share our culture.” A Samoan fire knife dancer is part of the new dinner show at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Produced in partnership with Tihati Productions, a Hawaii-based entertainment company, the performance includes a special salute to the 1,142-room hotel’s namesake. “We feel it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to our beloved Princess Victoria Kaiulani [because] the hotel sits on the site of her Waikiki home, Ainahau,” said Afatia Thompson, the president of Tihati Productions. “She was the heir apparent to ascend the throne of the Hawaiian kingdom but unfortunately passed away at the tender age of 23.” The performance includes photos of Princess Kaiulani and a song and hula combination titled “Lei No Kaiulani,” which according to Thompson, “tells of the love Hawaii’s people had for their beloved princess.” The show wraps up with an energetic Samoan fire knife performance and features a completely overhauled menu, including rosemary salt-crusted prime rib, steamed crab, grilled mahi mahi, huli huli chicken, kalua pork and chocolate banana bread pudding. Pricing for dinner and the show starts at $105 for adults and $78.75 for ages 5 to 12. For more visit www.princess-kaiulani.com/show/te-moana-nui.