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Opening Night for “Fela” a Huge Success at Our Curran Theatre – See This Big Musical Before It Closes on December 11th

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Well, as they say:

There’s nothing like a three-time Tony Award winning musical about a civil rights titan who used his distinctly original brand of big-band music to fight against injustice to usher in inspiration during the holidays.”

Indeed.

Now I missed Opening Night of Fela yesterday at SHN‘s Curran Theatre in Union Square, but Rachel Masters was on the scene:

“Amazed by Fela @SHNSF. Beyond incredible story, music & dance. Thank you to the cast for such a moving performance! “

Get all the deets right here, from Elena Park.

Oh, and don’t miss this update: ‘Fela!’ joint sends buzz through audience.

Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Kuti - Photo by: Monique Carboni

Paulette Ivory and Sahr Ngaujah - Photo by: Tristram Kenton

Ever more deets:

His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA!tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.

Motivated 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.

EVERYBODY SAY YEAH YEAH!

For more information on the show click here.

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Guidance for Parents - No Children under 5 allowed.