The first time I heard the music of Fela Kuti, I was a college student visiting Chicago.
My then-fiance-now-husband, our dear friend Carol (check out her hilariously named food blog!) and I were driving around downtown with a hilarious, gregarious cab driver. He was blasting Fela Kuti — together we heard Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense for the first time. We all fell in love with what we heard.
Ever since I heard about the Broadway musical that was inspired by his life, I’ve been wanting to see it. Fela! won Best Choreography, Best Costume Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical in the 2010 Tony Awards. And now the Broadway sensation is coming to Chicago, and I can’t wait! From March 27 to April 8 at the Oriental Theater on Randolph Street, the award winning Broadway musical will take up residence. I’m planning to be there on opening night!
Check out this poster for a discount code offering a special 30% discount for the Chicago shows.
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