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FELA! Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

"FELA!"
810 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Kenyon Brown
658 events
377 reviews
-333 stars
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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19 events
14 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

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

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131 events
51 reviews
56 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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26 events
15 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

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...continued

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125 events
34 reviews
52 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

loads of fun and great music

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27 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

This show was amazing! The singing and dancing talents were fabulous. The costumes and set design superb. I have seen a lot of musical theater and the voices in this show are probably the best I've ever heard. The actor who played Fela was so...continued

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59 events
29 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 22 2011

Wow wow wow! LOVED the show! Sahr Ngaujah (Fela Kuiti) is so freaking talented in communicating Fela's talent and struggle. The show isn't a traditional book musical (which threw me initially), but still managed to tell a powerful story through...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Simple wonderful music, dance and story.

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18 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 16 2011

IT WAS FABULOUS!!

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6 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

Extraordinary!!! The music, the story, the energy, the stage... so touching and moving!!! Far beyond my expectation!!! YOU MUST SEE THIS ONE!!!!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

Bloody brilliant!!
Band and performances were absolutely phenomenal

Miss this and you're nuts

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22 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

WOW. Worth every penny. Amazing everything. Must see.

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8 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 13 2011

FELA! AMEN! Such a fantastic show. It's a great premise (Fela is performing a concert at the Shrine) and the performances gave me goosebumps. I am a huge fan of Fela's music and felt as though I was seeing Fela himself! The band was phenomenal,...continued

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60 events
32 reviews
41 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

This was really a memorable, enlightening and informative afternoon of theatre. The singing was excellent and the dancers were outstanding. Aside from that, the story was told in a compelling manner that although entertaining left the audience...continued

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33 events
20 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

Lively, entertaining, emotional true story with fantastic dancers and outstanding singers. Get yourself a ticket.

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117 events
18 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 16 2011

You could tell they'd been doing this together for awhile, in perfect harmony, music and choreography-wise. Was not familiar with the story, learned something very worthwhile.

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50 events
26 reviews
49 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

amazing dancing, fantastic music.

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42 events
16 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Fela tells an important story with phenomenal performances and mind-boggling dance.

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20 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 05 2012

Amazing performance, high energy and informative.. MUST SEE for ALL

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22 events
5 reviews
31 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Everything about this show was fantastic- the music, the dancing, the singing. Not much of a story, but who cares? I took my 93 year old grandmother, and she even got up and danced! Not to be missed!

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