The Weekend Theater Brings AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Arkansas in February

The Weekend Theater Brings AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Arkansas in February

The Weekend Theater will present the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' beginning Friday, February 15 through March 3.

The show features the music of acclaimed American Jazz pianist, singer, and composer Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller and contains such classic songs as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Joint is Jumpin'," "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," plus 25 other toe-tapping songs of the 1920s and 30s. Aint' Misbehavin' won the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as a 1982 Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical or Variety Program. This is the first time this award-winning musical has ever been presented at Totem Pole Playhouse. Ain't Misbehavin' features a cast of five vocalists with a live jazz band on stage throughout the two-hour show.

Ain't Misbehavin' is a tribute to the black musicians of the 20s and 30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride. The show's performers present an evening of humorous, rowdy, and at time risqué songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. Some of the material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

The Weekend Theater production of Ain't Misbehavin' will be directed by Danette Scott Perry with music direction by John Willis. Casting has not yet been announced.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. For more information check out:

Photo Credit: The Weekend Theater

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