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7034 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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We took the Metro line from Santa Clarita to Union Station then the red line one stop and we were almost directly across the street from the Music Center. Very easy to get to using the Metro. Would definitely do this again.
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Parking is $9
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360 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 about an important figure - is quite simple and so needed to be told in a much...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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7 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 consuming a product from the uber-commercial Broadway/Hollywood axis. Soon...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.