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Fela! ()

Produced by

Manifesto

Presented by

Mirvish Productions

Book: Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones
Music: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Lyrics: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Director: Bill T. Jones
Choreographer: Bill T. Jones

Based on the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Venue

The Ed Mirvish Theatre

Run

October 25th, 2011 – November 6th, 2011

Awards & Nominations

2012 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Sahr Ngaujah)

Synopsis

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the political activist, human rights activist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist and pioneer of Afrobeat is a legendary renaissance man that changed the meaning of music forever. (themanifesto.ca)


Cast

Sahr Ngaujah Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Adesola Osakalumi Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Alternate
Paulette Ivory Sandra
Melanie Marshall Funmilayo
Rasaan-Elijah “Talu” Green Djembe-'Mustafa'
Ismael Kouyaté Ismael
Gelan Lambert J.K. Braimah / Tap Dancer / Egungun
Sherinne Kayra Anderson Ensemble
Jonathan Andre Ensemble
Cindy Belliot Ensemble
Nandi Bhebhe Ensemble
Catia Mota da Cruz Ensemble
Nicole Chantal de Weever Ensemble
Jacqui Dubois Ensemble / Understudy for Fumilayo
Poundo Gomis Ensemble
Wanjiru Kamuyu Swing / Ensemble
Oneika Phillips Ensemble / Understudy for Sandra
Thierry Picaut Ensemble
Jermaine Rowe Ensemble
Daniel Soto Ensemble
Adé Chiké Torbert Swing / Ensemble
Jill Marie Vallery Ensemble
Iris Wilson Ensemble
Aimee Graham Wodobode Ensemble

Creative Team

Jim Lewis Book
Bill T. Jones Book
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Music
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Lyrics
Jim Lewis Additional Lyrics
Aaron Johnson Additional Music
Jordan McLean Additional Music
Bill T. Jones Conceived by
Jim Lewis Conceived by
Stephen Hendel Conceived by
Bill T. Jones Director
Bill T. Jones Choreographer
Marina Draghici Scenic Designer
Marina Draghici Costume Designer
Robert Wierzel Lighting Designer
Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
Peter Nigrini Projection Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer
Aaron Johnson Musical Director
Aaron Johnson Music Coordinator
Aaron Johnson Music Arrangements
Aaron Johnson Music Orchestrations
Jordan McLean Music Orchestrations
Maija Garcia Creative Director
Maija Garcia Associate Choreographer
Niegel Smith Associate Director
Timothy R. Mackabee Associate Set Designer
Amy Clark Associate Costume Designer
Mike Floyd Associate Costume Designer
Paul Hackenmueller Associate Lighting Designer
G. Benjamin Swope Assistant Lighting Designer
Jessica Paz Associate Sound Designer
John Emmett O’Brien Assistant Sound Designer
C. Andrew Bauer Associate Projection Designer, Content
Dan Scully Associate Projection Designer, System

Music

Aaron Johnson Conductor
Aaron Johnson Trombone / Keyboard
Greg Gonzalez Assistant Conductor
Greg Gonzalez Drums
Jeff Pierce Trumpet
Jeremy Wilms Bass / Keyboards / Percussion
Ricardo Quinones Guitar / Percussion
Bryan Vargas Guitar / Percussion
Yoshihiro Takemasa Congas / Percussion
Alex Harding Baritone Saxophone / Percussion
Morgan Price Tenor Saxophone / Percussion
Dylan Fusillo Percussion

Production

John M. Atherlay Production Stage Manager
Arnold J. Mungioli Casting
Pippa Ailion Casting
Richard Kornberg Press Representative
Todd Frank Technical Supervisor
Roy Gaboy General Manager
Wanjiru Kamuyu Dance Captain
Jill Marie Vallery Dance Captain
Jermaine Rowe Assistant Dance Captain
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter Producer
Will Smith Producer
Jada Pinkett Smith Producer
Ruth Hendel Producer
Stephen Hendel Producer
Roy Gaboy Producer
Chris Aniello General Manager
Bruce Kagel General Manager
Daniel Kuney General Manager
Mandy Tate General Manager
Mark Gagliardi General Manager
Judi Wilfore Company Manager
Amy Birnbaum Assistant Company Manager
Margaret Selby Tour Representation
Cami Spectrum Tour Representation
Gary McAvay Tour Representation
William Gilinsky Assistant Stage Manager
Alex Burke Assistant Stage Manager
John McGarrigle Lighting Programmer
Steve Parkinson Projection Programmer
Mirit Tal Additional Content and Editing
Randy Moreland Head Carpenter
Steve Ruelle Assistant Carpenter
Billy Paton Head Electrician
Ken Weinberg Assistant Electrician
Josh Moberly Assistant Electrician
Josh Moberly Assistant Video
Gardner Friscia Head Props
Gareth Tucker Head Sound
Jonathan Parke Assistant Sound
Susie Ghebresillassie Head Wardrobe
Andrea Matura Assistant Wardrobe
Francoise Herard Head Hair
Alex Hanna Casting Associate
Melanie Lockyer Casting Associate
Rikki Stein Consultant to the Production

Staff

David Mirvish Producer
Nigel Romeril Head Electrician
Frank Galle Head Carpenter
Sean Poole Head Flyman
Paul Axford Head of Properties
Steve Devine Head of Sound