FELA! Award-Winning Broadway Musical Now in Houston
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The last date listed for FELA! was Saturday June 9, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts:
- Full Price:
- $23.00 - $53.00
- Our Price:
- $11.50 - $26.50
What started as a single YouTube video aimed at giving hope and courage to bullied LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) teens has turned into a worldwide phenomenon with rally cries echoing the catchphrase "It gets better." Thousands of videos have flooded the internet from everyday people and celebrities like Stephen Colbert, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, and even President Obama. Now the initiative takes to the stage in a nationwide tour, with music from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles -- offering song and story as inspiration for LGBT youth and all those who suffer discrimination. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
Check out the official FELA! website for videos and more.
Read the stellar Goldstar member reviews for this production’s Los Angeles run.
“The hot (and seriously cool) energy that comes from the musical gospel preached by the title character of _FELA! _feels as if it could stretch easily to the borders of Manhattan and then across a river or two. There should be dancing in the streets!” —Ben Brantley, _The New York Times _
“_FELA__!_ Is as rowdy as it is rousing. (It) is one of the most original and exciting shows to come around in a long while.” —_Daily News _
“There’s enough energy in the first act of _ FELA!_ to short circuit Con Ed. It spills over from the stage and into the orchestra seats. Boundless and joyous: This is as close as Broadway gets to fully immersive theatre.” —_New York Post _
“Bill T. Jones’s wildly loose-limbed journey into the throbbing heart of Afrobeat breaks bold new ground in musical theatre.” —_Variety _
“ … the most exuberant musical I’ve seen this season. … the fusion of his (Fela’s) sound is rapturously celebrated with a pinwheel parade of pelvises.” —Los Angeles Times
_FELA! _premiered off-Broadway in September of 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical before transferring to Broadway in November 2009 where its accolades included three 2010 Tony Awards including one for Best Choreography. Bill T. Jones also received the Astaire Award for Best Choreographer of the year in addition to this country’s most prestigious award, The Kennedy Center Honors.
This show is recommended for those ages 14 and older, and runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.