FELA! Returns to Ahmanson Theatre With Michelle Williams From Destiny's Child
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The last date listed for FELA! was Sunday May 5, 2013 / 6:30pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $99.00
- Our Price:
- $39.00 - $59.00
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This is one of the most powerfully entertaining and informative theatrical performances that we have experienced EVER! The staging was superb; the acting incredible; the music exhilarating; the dancing hypnotic; and the grounding in historical/cultural perspectives profound!
This is a must see for understanding the compelling influence of music and dance for activating social movements. Be prepared to participate in the movement at the Shrine - leave your inhibitions at home!
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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 _
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.