Spinning Tree to Present AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 11/1-17
Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. Ain't Misbehavin' celebrates the music that Waller wrote and the music he made famous, and has the distinction of being the only musical revue to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Director/choreographers Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst guide a cast featuring KC jazz favorite Eboni Fondren (Little Shop of Horrors, KC Rep; Hairspray, New Theatre); Ron Lackey (Bud Not Buddy, Coterie); Jennie Greenberry (Shipwrecked!, Spinning Tree; Pippin, KC Rep); Linnaia McKenzie (Ragtime, MET; Spring Awakening, Coterie); and Matthew King (Death of Cupid, Living Room; Ragtime, MET).
Ain't Misbehavin', a Spinning Tree production, plays November 1-17 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central Ave. Tickets are available by calling Spinning Tree (816- 569-5277) or visiting www.spinningtreetheatre.com. General admission seats are $25.
Spinning Tree Theatre is Kansas City's newest small professional theatre company, and is committed to investing in local, professional talent and producing intelligent, thought-provoking and entertaining plays and musicals. Ain't Misbehavin' opens Spinning Tree's third season, which will continue with the KC premiere of Motherhood Out Loud in February, and A Little Night Music in May.