Venue Details

3820 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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Member Tips

schlemmerswenson
Theater can be chilly- dress accordingly.
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Goldstar Member
Dress in layers. It was comfortably warm where I was seated.
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Goldstar Member
$9 flat rate to park in the underground garage.
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Goldstar Member
Lots of inexpensive restaurants in the Japanese area of downtown LA.
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JC
Pay as you enter. no hassle to get out.
info Dec 15 2011 star this tip starred
JC
Enjoyed Happy Hour at Border Grill - $3 tacos and ceviche
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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335 reviews
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attended Dec 19 2011

Maybe I was expecting too much. The music is good (I went because already know and love Fela and Femi's music) and the dancing very energetic, but the story - while... continued

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attended Dec 13 2011

Terrific show with high energy, audience involvement, fantastic dancing, and some history, too!

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31 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

We came as skeptics, being longtime Fela Kuti fans. So, after the first few minutes it felt very strange indeed- sitting in this fancy theatre in comfortable seats... continued

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Website

http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/2013/Fela/

Quotes & Highlights

Watch the video trailer for FELA!
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!" —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 _

Description

Winner of 3 Tony Awards!

From Producers Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett-Smith

FELA! is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.

_FELA! _is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones.