One Night Only – Queens Theatre Presents:
FELA! The Concert
— Cast members invite the public to join FREE Community Drum Circle preceding performance —
Tickets are $25 and above
(Queens, NY)—For one-night only, on Saturday, July 16th at 8:00 PM, Queens Theatre proudly presents FELA! The Concert. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast from the highly acclaimed Tony Award-winning production FELA!, this 90-minute concert is full of energy in constant motion.
Set against a soaring canvas of projected images, FELA! The Concert is driven by the electrifying rhythms from a live, 10-piece, Afrobeat band, with nine singers and dancers who bring to life Fela’s provocative spirit. FELA! The Concert will leave audiences on their feet wanting more.
“Queens Theatre is thrilled to share FELA! with our community,” says Queens Theatre’s Executive Director Taryn Sacramone. “This exhilarating performance is not only fun, but also educational, and the Community Drum Circle led by the cast is an added treat. We invite everyone to join us at the Unisphere and then for an amazing performance that radiates joy in our theatre.”
Prior to the performance, at 5:30 PM, members of the FELA! cast will lead a FREE Community Drum Circle at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just a short walk from Queens Theatre. Open to all, the Community Drum Circle welcomes artists, students, families, and anyone looking to explore community sound-making and ritual. Participants must bring their own instruments.
To rsvp to the Community Drum Circle, send an email indicating name and number of participants to: [email protected] by Friday, July 8th.. A limited number of comp tickets are available to the Broadway concert of Fela! after the drum circle for participating students and community groups.
Tickets for the FELA! The Concert start at $25 for seating in the rear and side sections. Seating in the front section is $35. Students and seniors receive a 10% discount. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://queenstheatre.org/event/fela-the-concert/ or call the Box Office at: (718) 760-0064.
FELA! The Concert is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison, Howard Gilman Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
As of April 30, 2022, the proof of vaccine requirement at Queens Theatre has been lifted. Queens Theatre continues to maintain a mask requirement indoors at all public ticketed events for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed for eating and drinking in a designated area in the Nebula lobby only. No food or drink is allowed in any of the theatre spaces. Queens Theatre reserves the right to amend and adjust its policies in response to local COVID transmission levels and requirements by local, state, and federal government agencies. for more information visit https://queenstheatre.org/covid-protocol/.
Queens Theatre is dedicated to ensuring that all of our programming is accessible. Queens Theatre’s entrance, all three of Queens Theatre’s performance spaces, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Parking is located directly next to Queens Theatre’s building, and Access-A-Ride drops off and picks up patrons at the front entrance. FELA! The Concert will include Audio Description services for blind and low-vision audiences. For more details or questions, email:[email protected]
About Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre (QT) is a performing arts center located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY. Its mission is to provide high-quality performances and programs that are accessible to the residents of Queens, the most diverse county in the nation. The Theatre’s work reflects and celebrates its community. QT presents dance companies, produces, presents, and develops new works of theatre, family programming, community engagement events and initiatives, and offers a range of education programs onsite, in schools and in senior centers. In 2016, QT launched, and has since expanded, Theatre For All (TFA), a ground-breaking initiative to advance the inclusion of disabled people in the performing arts. Since COVID-19, QT has produced a range of digital programming – readings of new plays, wellness checks with performances for seniors, original dance showcases, a Storytellers series, an online round of its TFA training program for Deaf/Disabled actors, and more.