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.

Will you be seeing Fela? Click here to get your tickets!


E-fresh says:
March 2, 2012, 1:06 pm
Errol hipped me to Fela.
E-fresh says:
March 2, 2012, 1:07 pm
Looks like fun.
Dee Dee says:
March 2, 2012, 2:04 pm
I'm definitely going! April 1st--so excited!! :)
Faye says:
March 3, 2012, 9:32 pm
I saw it in NY a couple of years ago and it was so wonderfully interactive and beautifully done as well as historically accurate, I was absolutely FLOORED! A MUST SEE! Enjoy!
SoFrolushes says:
March 4, 2012, 6:49 am
I have seen Umoja recently but so would love to see Fela. Everyone I know who has seen it has enjoyed it.
Locsandkey says:
March 6, 2012, 10:33 am
I will be attend ing FELA! on April 1. I went to his son Femi's concert in 2011 in chicago and got to meet him. Very sweet and handsome man
Maven says:
March 13, 2012, 10:37 pm
Yes. Will be going on April 7. Definitely looking forward to it. I had already planned to go, but using the poster for the coupon code was a big help. Thanks for posting.
Lynne says:
March 28, 2012, 10:15 pm
Im going April 8th. I saw Fela live three times. It still remains one of thee most wonderful performance experiences of my life. If this show captures that .... No wonder it is traveling the world!