Official FELA Opening Party w/ SAHR NGAUJAH + JENNIFER JOHNS + Antibalas Members
Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2:00 AM (PDT)
**TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR**
It was almost 18 months ago that the full cast and band of the Broadway cast of FELA! , rode a bus from San Francisco to Oakland for a one night only mega performance. Things have never been the same.
It is our absolute privilege to invite you to the Official Opening Party and full cast Meet and Greet on June 6. The Broadway production is back is back in town and we're planning to raise it up even higher this time in celebration of his legacy!!
Original Fela! lead Sahr Ngaujah, no longer with the show, is traveling to Oakland just for the party. We've also a special performance by Oakland's Jennifer Johns and many more. Come see why the 2011 Fela Closing Party was considered one of the greatest parties in the world by the cast and band of Fela! on Broadway. Chicago, NYC, so on and so forth - the world knows what happened in 2011.
Tickets will move quickly. Please note, the Official Opening Party follows the Broadway Production at The Paramount Theater earlier on June 6.
*this is not Fela the musical, but the official opening party following the production at the paramount theater.*
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ABOUT SAHR NGAUJAH:
Most recently SAHR played the lead role of “Julian Serratt” on ABC’s THE LAST RESORT. But he began his career in theatre, working in Atlanta with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta.
As an actor, Sahr has had a rich career from the early age of 15, and has worked with the likes of Gerrit Timmers in Rotterdam; Falk Richter in Berlin; Del Hamilton and Tim Habeger in Atlanta; Walter Chakela in Johannesburg; and Made n da Shade/MC in Amsterdam.
Sahr has also maintained a presence in the world of film since the late 1990s, with appearances in Passing Glory, A Lesson Before Dying, The Signal, Stomp the Yard and Blood Done Sign My Name, among other films. Sahr is a M.A. graduate of DASARTS, and in Amsterdam he earned an Obie Award in 2009 for creating the role of Anikulapo Kuti when Fela! premiered Off Broadway at 37 Arts in 2008. He subsequently repeated his work on Broadway in 2009, as well as in London and in a special Nigerian engagement of the musical. Fela! earned 11 of the 12 possible Tony nominations, including for Sahr as Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Among his other awards and recognitions for Best Actor in the musical: winning a 2012 Helen Hayes Award and 2012 Toronto Critics’ Award; earning a 2010 Obie Award; plus receiving a 2009 Lucille Lortel Award and a 2009 Drama Desk Award.