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FELA!

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

798 ratings
4.6 average rating
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2011

This show is so awesome. It has everything you could want out of a new musical. I saw the show in NYC twice so when I saw it was coming to LA i jumped on the opportunity to see it yet again. Goldstar always has the best shows at the best prices. I...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

Incredible! Bill T shows us exactly what he earned the MacArthur Award for. Pure Genius. All the elements made for an amazing experience that is not to be missed.

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1 review
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

There isn't a bad seat in this theatre! The music was awesome. The dancing spectacular! This show is a must see!!

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215 events
102 reviews
45 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Great energy, dynamic male lead, terrific afro-beat choreograpy by Bill T Jones. Story meanders and gets lost in the telling.

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12 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Fela is wonderful, I really enjoyed this performance. There is audience participation and the talent is unbelievable, I highly recomend everyone see it.

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13 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

FELA was spectacular! The performances of Sahr Ngaujah (FELA), Melanie Marshall (Funmilayo, FELA's mother) and Paulette Ivory (Sandra) were extraordinary!! The music makes you want to get up and dance. The cast invites you to do just that.
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13 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Loved loved loved the show. The most fun I have ever had at a musical. It was like seeing a show at the Shrine, live and full of energy. However, be mindful of the seats you buy. I paid for what I thought was Orchestra and the random throw of...continued

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32 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

What a great show! Pretty amazing singing and dancing, I highly recommended it.

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2 reviews
6 stars
4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

From the first drum beat, this show had me moving, grooving and wishing I had African blood! I LOVED this show. The energy is like a moving train that will not stop and the music....the music is hypnotic and life breathing! Its a MUST see and a...continued

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105 events
36 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

First act is incredible, second act is a kind of dream scene with lots of special effects and dancing (very good), but short on story. All in all it was very good.

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33 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

This musical is phenomenal! High energy singing, dancing, and a great afro-latin jazz band playing the music. The actor who portrays Fela, is sensational! You do not want to miss this show! There is a small amount of racy language, so I would not...continued

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22 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Simply fantastic! What an amazing, energetic evening. This show is not perfect, but it is immensely entertaining and educational. I knew nothing of Fela Kuti before seeing this show, and now I don't know how I went so many years without...continued

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

Awesome! Great rhythmn, movement, verbal audience participation. Historical Nigerian prospective through music and dance. Never a dull moment, engaging, just fabulous! Yea, yea!

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

Great show. Very different and welcome. Music was mesmerizing. Great singing and dancing.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

The first act was great, focusing mostly on Fela's music and African dances. The second fell apart with other choreography and a story that dragged.

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39 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2011

I went to Fela! expecting an interactive, inspiring theatrical event. While the first act did live somewhat up to those expectations I found the second act monotonous and therefore, quite long. All it focused on was the government attacking Fela....continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 01 2012

Very high energy. Difficult to understand the lyrics, but the music itself was very upbeat and contagious.

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9 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

An amazing theater event. Production was superb, and the talent was top rate. So glad I went....

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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

Absolutely wonderful, uplifting, evocative, colorful, sexy, sensual, vibrant! I loved the music, the message (and the man who plays Fela, lol)! I will definitely see at least once more. A true treat for the City of Angels!

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