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FELA! Reviews

The Paramount Theatre (Oakland, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

24 ratings
4.0 average rating
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24 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

A wonderful mix of an interesting story and wonderful, lively, soul-stirring music and dancing!

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Heidi H Red Velvet
26 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

Unless you enjoy decibels that are ear shattering, this will not be your cup of tea! We left at intermission.......

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24 reviews
12 stars
TJ
68 events
20 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

Really wonderful and energetic show. The entire cast is excellent, but the actor who plays Fela Kuti is mesmerizing in the role - the whole audience loved him. The music and dancing are fantastic, very entertaining and powerful. Highly...continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

Totally loved the music, dance and story!

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22 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

WOW! The lead guy as Fela was amazing, though frequently difficult to understand. The musicians and dancers were incredibly talented. The singer who portrayed his mother had a gorgeous voice and powerful presence, and Michele Williams was pretty...continued

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14 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

While the music was generally good, the "story", as it were, was thin and not interesting. We left at intermission. Also, the venue was not more than 10% full, in all price ranges, and yet your godlstar tickets were in the last row of the...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

Electrifying performances! Outstanding cast.Perfect venue.

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16 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

I had trouble understanding the lead talking. I think the sound system may have been vibrating. The music was very loud. After a while, the constant intensity of the music started to get to me. I wanted some relief and to be able to understand...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

FELA was great. The acting, singing, dancing, music, costumes and lighting were all fantastic. Reading the background of the people involved was very impressive.

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

Fela was amazing! There was so much energy. The lead of Fela, the lead dancer, the woman who played Fela's mom and the band were all over the top great.
The only thing that missed and I mean missed by a mile (hence the 4, rather than 5 stars)...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

Great show! The music and dancing was superb!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

I loved the dancing and music. the performance could/should have been tighter. i could not understand/hear the main character well. I have never seen such rude cellphone behavior from a theater crowd. the Paramount should be much more vigilant....continued

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1 review
12 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

It was amazing highly recommend seeing enjoyed myself the seating could have been better but I upgraded myself a couple of rows ahead as there free seats;)

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7 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

Mediocre. **Totally** glad to have spent only 1/2 the cost with Goldstar. My friend Juliette was w-a-y excited to see this. We'd missed the San Francisco appearance. Happy to visit the **extraordinary** Paramount Theatre for this performance. ...continued

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4 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

The Fela show was Great & the Goldstar discount was a good discount.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

The show was excellent, and we had excellent seats. The tickets were waiting for us at will call and collecting them was swift and problem free. I loved the experience as a whole.

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17 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

The show was great, lots of energy and great visuals. It was a little hard to follow because the main character spoke so fast but I think that's the nature of the show, but the narrations really helped me follow along.
On another note, I was...continued

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

Ticketing process was fine, although there were a lot of empty seats and we wondered why we couldn't have gotten better seats. I love going to the paramount, but the sound was not good in the balcony, and the subtitles were obscured by the scenery.

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