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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 810 members
Review from jb2000
Red Velvet 254 events 126 reviews

Very entertaining, if a bit disjointed production. I liked it. My girlfriend really liked it. Definitely worth checking out. The lead actor who plays Fela is outstanding, marshaling an exceptional level of energy and enthusiasm.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

Great energy, dynamic male lead, terrific afro-beat choreograpy by Bill T Jones. Story meanders and gets lost in the telling.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Paula Mitchell
Red Velvet 217 events 99 reviews

Great event - lots of fun dancing - just wish I could understand some of the humor as the accents were a bit thick.

reviewed Dec 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Darlene Jefferson
Red Velvet 125 events 86 reviews

Thank you Goldstar for the Great seats!! This is my 2nd time seeing this Fantastic& energy charged show!! The singing and especially the dancing was soooo good!! The music had everyone on their feet dancing and cheering at the finale!!

reviewed May 05 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

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