If you seek a balanced, nuanced look at a person's life, you should probably know better than to look to a Broadway musical that takes as its title that person's first name with an exclamation point. The 2008 musical "Fela!" was criticized for its simplistic portrayal of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti (1938-1997), but lauded for its irrepressible energy and its choreography by Bill T. Jones. The Broadway show closed last year, but a touring adaptation brings its undeniable joys to the Ordway. -Jay Gabler
'New Works 4 Weeks'
Red Eye's monthlong festival continues this weekend with another round of original, groundbreaking theater. The third weekend offers a double bill that includes "Peabohemia: Old Songs" by Stephen Peabody, an original Red Eye company member in the '80s. His first full-length "music theater mash-up" centers around reworked versions of old pop songs, served with heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia. Dancer/choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer was slated to perform but was injured in a car crash on June 3; her slot is being filled with a tribute to her and dancer Rebecca Surmont, who was also hurt in the accident. It will be curated by members of the local dance community including Penelope Freeh, Heidi Geier, Three Dances and some of Thayer's choreography students at Zenon Dance School. -Jahna Peloquin
Penn & Teller
Everyone's favorite libertarian/atheist-tinged comedic illusionists are still going strong, 37 years after their first gig at the 1975 Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The Las Vegas favorites have expanded beyond the stage, with their hit debunking documentary series "Bullshit!" on Showtime and Penn Jillette's 2011 bestseller "God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales." Penn & Teller have enjoyed a decade-plus residency at the Rio in Vegas, but they still churn out new hours of material with ease. Magic wonks and comedy buffs alike dig the pair's always-fresh act. -Jay Boller
'Jomama Jones: Radiate Live!'
Celebrated performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones developed the idea for his stage alter ego, Jomama Jones, while living in the Twin Cities more than a decade ago. She has a colorful back story as a diva who was hot in the '80s and is making a comeback. The character is made up, but the singing is real. Jones has received much acclaim across the country, including from the New York Times, which said it was "hard to resist this sequined earth-mother's soulful embrace." See Jomama in the very venue where it all began. -Rohan Preston