Ain’t Misbehavin’

May 18, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Not quite a biography, the musical evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time winning the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences providing great insight to a vibrant time in American history and music.

Directed by Robert Wells
The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin'”. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. (Source: Wikipedia)