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FELA!

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

797 ratings
4.6 average rating
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1 review
10 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

GREAT show!!! Highly recommend it.

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1 review
28 stars
attended Dec 16 2011

The performane was AMAZING! It was a total sensory overload, literally, but in a GREAT way. The combination of the rhythm of the music, the african dance and booty shaking, the visuals, and the revolutionary historical story behind the man, Fela...continued

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41 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 23 2011

So much fun should be illegal. Superbly produced, acted, danced, etc., etc. "Fela" even involved the audience at one point having everybody stand up and dance. The only caveat is that sometimes his African accent was hard to understand, and the...continued

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29 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 23 2011

AMAZING! The actor portraying Fela was INCREDIBLE! You deserved a Tony for that performance! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this musical. If you want to have a great time, go see Fela at the Ahmanson! You won't regret it. By the way, Goldstar, I LOVED my...continued

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26 reviews
0 stars
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21 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Great music, vibrant dancing and enlightenment.

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Bianca
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21 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 20 2011

My opinion comes from a NON~Bias, NON~Ethnocentric, open minded, art appreciating, and music loving place.

I was humbled to learn so much about FELA. I was not raised knowing this history, but it was the best way to quickly raise my cultural...continued

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20 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

Amazing energy and dancing. Knew of his music, but not so much of his struggles, and the brutal Nigerian politics that plagued Fela.

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Top notch Broadway comes to L.A.! This show had the most kick-ass musicians and dancers busting out Fela Kuti's legendery Afro-funk jams and some beautiful original pieces. Such an amazingly gifted cast. I alternately wanted to boogie and got...continued

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14 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 20 2011

The show was great! The talent amazing! The music unbelievable! I certainly enjoyed the audience participation. It was truly a lot of fun as well as educational.

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14 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

The Shrine (Fela's club) in Lagos, Nigeria was recreated on stage with live musicians. This is where Fela (Sahr Nujah) & his friends told his story in song, dance & acrobatics. Nujah as Fela was amazing; he played his sax while he danced around...continued

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13 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 05 2012

An uplifting, audience-engaging performance based in a snapshot of musical history with colorful costumes and compelling dance moves! The show entertained audiences with powerful voices from the cast.

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12 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Fela! is a ride. It is to me, what theatre should be. It's interactive, it's alive, it's > entertaining, It's moving. I saw the original Broadway cast and this production is almost as good. The stage was smaller making for a more intimate feel...continued

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11 reviews
5 stars
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0 stars
attended Jan 01 2012

Interesting story with wonderful music. Not enough variety to the dancing and singing for me. I also missed quite a few words both in song and in speaking.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

It was wonderful, energetic and rich with dance, singing, acting and electrifying dance movements -- You don't want to miss this musical WOW

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11 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 23 2011

This show was absolutely PHENOMENAL. We enjoyed it tremendously. I wish I had purchased tickets for another day so I could go again.

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 08 2012

The extradordinary life of a man who fought for the love of his country and continent, conveyed with the stirring music and dance of Nigeria, and powerfully telling the tragic events of the government attack on his compound. The interaction...continued

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Wonderful production with many of the Original Broadway and London cast. This production is incredibly vibrant, the dancing and singing is absolutely phenomenal, especially that of Sar Ngaujah (Fela in original Broadway/London productions) and...continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

A really spectacular evening of song and dance. The talent on the stage was awesome. The music really appealed to me and the acoustics were topnotch. I did feel it could be shortened. The second act was almost anti-climatic after the first and...continued

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