The "kinetic" and "transporting" musical "Fela!" had The New York Times declaring that "there should be dancing in the streets" when it opened on Broadway in 2009. Three Tony Awards and several sold-out tour stops later, the story of Nigerian musician and civil rights leader Fela Kuti comes to The Paramount Theatre for the Arts in Oakland. Travelzoo subscribers can save up to 45% on weekend performances.
The following seating levels are available for shows Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, at 2 & 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 9, at 2 & 7:30 p.m.:
Note: The lowest prices are available for the Sunday evening performance, followed by the Friday evening performance and Saturday matinee.
"Fela!" has been praised for its pulsating music and innovative choreography. The New York Times says "there has never been anything on Broadway like this production." Offering additional praise, the Chicago Sun-Times' Hedy Weiss calls the musical "ground-breaking." The current tour features Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.