Join us for a very unique, but personal comedic journey of one member of a well known and loved Native Hawaiian family whose generational roots are grounded in entertainment. Eric Gilliom takes us through the challenges of growing up biracial, the love of family, and navigating success in the entertainment industry.

The biographically based show does touch on old, cultural stereotypes that are both thought provoking and painful. Some content or language may not be ideal for young children and therefore the show is rated 15+.

Be ready to scratch your head, laugh till you cry, and take home the complexities of life Eric Gilliom gives you to unpack later.


Every Thursday at 5:30pm


Since 1902-ish

The White Hawaiian has been in the making since the turn of the century when Eric Gilliom’s great grandfather, Louis Bucklemen Woodd, a barefisted boxer from Canada, landed on the shores of Maui’s Kahului Harbor by sheer drunken luck.

It’s here he met his beautiful Hawaiian maiden, Jennie Ho’okano Ka’āhanui. They had five children with one being Eric’s grandmother, Jennie Ka’āhanui Woodd.

At a very young age Eric’s grandmother started entertaining with hula performances. She took the stage name Napua and hit the road. Over the years she performed on ships and in various cities throughout the United States.

In New York City Napua meets Lloyd Holmer Gilliom, the first trumpet player for the Sammy Kaye Orchestra. It was a wild ride that gave her Eric’s father, Lloyd Brent Gilliom. With baby Lloyd in tow, she continued her flourishing career. In the late 1940’s Napua found herself in the middle of Hollywood where she had opportunities in film, TV and dance.

For young Lloyd growing up on the road gave him a different perspective of life so that when he spotted the woman he wanted to be his wife, Marilee, he relentlessly pursued her until she agreed to marry him. Three kids later and the family entertainment story continues on.

Being around Napua’s performances at an early age opened the door for Eric to follow in his grandmother’s footsteps. Finding his tribe in the performing arts, Eric has accumulated a portfolio of some really great hits and some disastrous flops that can only be told as hysterical historical recollections by Eric himself.

The coconut didn’t fall far from the tree!


  • VIP Ticket

    $99 (includes front row reserved seat, dinner buffet and a mai tai or non-alcoholic beverage of choice, early entrance)

  • VIP Table Ticket

    $495 (sold in blocks of five. This ticket includes a reserved raised table available to enjoy both dinner and the show from, dinner buffet and a mai tai or non-alcoholic beverage of choice, early entrance)

  • VIP Couch Ticket

    $396 (sold in blocks of four. This ticket includes a reserved couch with ample space for four showgoers, dinner buffet and a mai tai or non-alcoholic beverage of choice, early entrance)

  • General Admission

    $89 (includes dinner buffet, show, early entrance)

  • General Admission (Show Only)

    $59 Call to Book. Available day of show. Based on availability.

Hilarious and moving, “White Hawaiian” dished up nonstop snippets of Broadway and Polynesian singing and dancing, rapid costume changes and historic film clips that kept the audience entertained and engaged with ear-to-ear grins

Carla Tracy