Ain’t Misbehavin’

May 18 – June 17, 2018

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. & Murray Horwitz, Lyrics by Various

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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)

Dates of Performances

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Director Robert Wells
Choreographer Christopher Page-Sanders
Music Director Donna Debreceni
Set Designer Michael R. Duran
Sound Designer Curt Behm
Lighting Designer Jacob Welch
Props Designer Rob Costigan & Bob Bauer
Costume Designer Terri Fong
Costume Assistant Laurie Fong
Technical Director Mike Haas
Production Stage Manager Emma Lee Gould

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