Hot off her incendiary Destiny’s Child reunion with Beyonce at the Super Bowl, Michelle Williams makes her way to the Motor City as Sandra Isadore in the one week run of the Tony Award winning musical, FELA! at Music Hall Feb 12-17th for 8 shows.
Williams plays the pivotal role of sandra Isadore, a Feminist/Activist who not only was Fela Kuti’s love interest, but was also influential in shaping Fela’s political and human Rights activism.
A spectacularly inspiring and triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, FELA! is based on the life of Fela Kuti, who created Afrobeat—a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies—and mixed these sensual eclectic rhythms with simple but powerful lyrics that openly assailed Nigeria’s corrupt and oppressive dictatorships. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production all under Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti’s life as an artist and human rights activist and celebrates his pioneering music in what has been hailed as one of the most exciting, exhilarating and vital stage experiences in recent memory.
FELA! Performance Schedule
Tuesdays — Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm & 8:00 pm