June 12 - 17, 2012
Ordway Music Theater
FELA! is a new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones, in which audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk, and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! explores Kuti’s controversial life as an artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. A three-time Tony Award winner in 2010, this production arrives at the Ordway direct from Broadway.
“A terrific dance party of a musical.” —The Associated Press
Check out NPR's feature "Femi and Seun Kuti Keep Their Father's Rebellious Beat" as Kuti's two sons discuss their father's Afrobeat pioneering, how they are following in his famous footsteps, and their recently released albums! Read on npr.org >
Bring your new and gently used children's books to drop in boxes in the Ordway lobby during the run of FELA! and help Maria get to her goal of 1 million books collected and distributed! Read Indeed is a nonprofit organization founded by 11-year-old Maria Keller, whose mission is to collect and distribute 1 million books to children in need in Minnesota and beyond by the time she turns 18. In the three years since Read Indeed's inception, Maira has collected and distributed more than 600,000 books. Read Indeed collects both new and gently used children's books. For more information about Read Indeed, visit their website readindeed.org.Heading to FELA! on Wednesday, June 13? Important parking information >
There are no pre or post show events scheduled at this time.