Venue Details

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Amanda V
16 events 11 reviews

I enjoyed this show, but not as much as I thought I would. Pros: the dancing was fantastic. Cons: I had a lot of trouble understanding the lead actor when he was speaking. I am usually pretty good with accents, but the combination of the thick...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from M Patterson
9 events 4 reviews

I actually saw Fela! when it came to Lagos, Nigeria and so was excited to have the opportunity to see it again. The production was different, better, incorporating more of the multimedia elements. The music and the dancing was awesome! Each time...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jackie
17 events 3 reviews

Excellent--Acting and dancing were outstanding.

reviewed Jun 05 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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